On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 19

Events in Sport

  • 1891 Canadian Rugby Union forms
  • 1904 Dawson City hockey team begins 9 day walk to get a boat to Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905
  • 1913 Jack Johnson fights fellow African-American Jim Johnson to a draw in 10 rounds for the vacant world heavyweight boxing title in Paris, 1st time two black fighters compete for the title
  • 1917 1st NHL game played on artificial ice in Toronto
  • 1917 Quebec Bulldogs play their 1st professional hockey game
  • 1920 1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass)
  • 1924 Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings
  • 1926 National Football League Championship: Frankford Yellow Jackets (14-1-2) win first past the post title
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Weddings in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1930 Johnny Douglas, English cricket all-rounder, captain (23 Tests, 1 x 100, 45 wickets; Essex CCC) and boxer (Olympic gold middleweight 1908), dies by drowning at 48
  • 1952 Harry Makepeace, English cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21), dies at 71
  • 1999 Hemchandra Tukaram "Bal" Dani, Indian cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB), dies at 66
  • 2002 Arthur Rowley, English soccer forward (most goals in English league football, 434 from 619 games; Leicester City, Shrewsbury Town), dies at 76
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