On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 16

Events in Sport

  • 1892 Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW
  • 1899 Italian football club A.C. Milan founded as Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club by Englishmen Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin (disputed possibly 13 Dec)
  • 1918 Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds
  • 1922 Mutual Association of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs formally organizes
  • 1922 NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket
  • 1923 National Football League Championship: undefeated Canton Bulldogs (11-0-1) repeat as champions
  • 1926 Kenesaw Mountain Landis renewed 7-years as baseball commissioner
  • 1927 Australian cricket's batting maestro Don Bradman makes his 1st-class debut for NSW v South Australia at the Adelaide Oval finishing Day 1 on 65 not out
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1991 NBA center David Robinson (26) weds Valerie Hoggatt at a Baptist church ceremony in San Antonio, Texas
  • 2000 Tennis player Todd Martin (30) weds Amy Martin in New Jersey

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1926 William Larned, American tennis player (US Nationals 1901-02, 07-11), dies of a self inflicted gun shot wound at 53
  • 1940 Billy Hamilton "Sliding Billy", American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 74
  • 1944 Don Meyer Basketball coach Northern State, Lipscomb, and Hamline
  • 1973 Sid Barnes, Australian cricket batsmen (13 Tests, 3 x 100, 5 x 50, HS 234; NSWCA), dies of barbiturate and bromide poisoning at 57
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