On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 18

Events in Sport

  • 1894 Day 4 of the 1st cricket test Australia v England, England following on 4-268, 7 in front
  • 1932 National Football League Championship; Playoff, Chicago Stadium: Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans, 9-0
  • 1935 Don Bradman scores 117 in his debut Sheffield Shield cricket match for South Australia in an innings & 5 run win over his old team, New South Wales
  • 1936 Queensland cricket all out for 49 v Vic, Fleetwood-Smith 7-17
  • 1949 National Football League Championship, Philadelphia Eagles beat Los Angeles Rams, 14-0; played in driving rain that caused field to become a mud pit
  • 1952 Ellis W. Ryan resigns as Cleveland Indians president
  • 1956 Phil Rizzuto signs as NY Yankees radio-TV announcer
  • 1956 Ballon d'Or: Blackpool & England winger Stanley Matthews wins inaugural award for best football player in Europe; beats Real Madrid pair Alfredo Di Stéfano & Raymond Kopa
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