On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 14

Events in Sport

  • 1894 Day One 1st Test Cricket Aus v Eng Aust 5-346 (Giffen 161, Gregory 85)
  • 1894 Test cricket debut of future Australian captain Joe Darling, great all-rounder Ernie Jones and outstanding England batsman Archie MacLaren; England wins 1st Test in Sydney by 10 runs
  • 1901 1st table tennis tournament is held at the London Royal Aquarium
  • 1920 Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC
  • 1930 NY Giants defeat Notre Dame 22-0 in a charity game
  • 1930 National Football League Championship: Green Bay Packers (10-3-1) repeat with best record in first past the post title
  • 1935 Test Cricket debut of "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith v South Africa, Durban
  • 1938 Major League Baseball agrees on use of a standard ball; disagrees on increasing rosters from 23 to 25 players, although Commissioner Judge Landis eventually decides on 25
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1901 Henri Cochet, French tennis player (French Open 1926, 28, 30, 32; Wimbledon 1927, 29; US Open 1928), born in Villeurbanne, France (d. 1987)
  • 1902 Billy Burke, American golfer (US Open 1931), born in Naugatuck, Connecticut (d. 1972)
  • 1904 Jack Westland, American politician (US House of Representatives 1953-65) and golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1952), born in Everett, Washington (d. 1982)
  • 1908 Claude Davey, Welsh rugby union footballer, born in Garnant, Wales (d. 2001)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1985 "The Cosby Show" actress Phylicia Rashad (37) weds former NFL wide receiver and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad (36)

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