On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 20

Events in Sport

  • 1894 England beat Australia by 10 runs in the 1st six-day Test Cricket, Australia needed 177 to win, all out at 166 on 6th day
  • 1905 'Philadelphia' Jack O'Brien wins the World Light Heavyweight boxing title after defending champion Bob Fitzsimmons of England retires in round 13 of 20 in San Francisco
  • 1920 Bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG
  • 1921 AL votes to return to best-of-7 World Series, while NL votes best-of-9; Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis casts deciding vote for best-of-7
  • 1925 National Football League Championship: Chicago Cardinals (11-2-1) win controversial first past the post title; Pottsville Maroons suspended after playing unsanctioned game
  • 1926 St. Louis Cardinals trade future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby to NY Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring; concerns over Hornsby's gambling
  • 1929 Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager
  • 1930 Cricketer Learie Constantine scores 100 runs in 52 mins West Indies v Tasmania (10x4, 1x6, 1x5)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2015 Broadcaster Christine Bleakley (36) weds footballer Frank Lampard (37) at Saint Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1917 Lucien Petit-Breton, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1907-8), dies in a road accident at 35
  • 1942 Dan Ahearn, Irish-American athlete (men's triple jump WR 15.52m 1911-24), dies at 54
  • 1945 Charles Eady, cricketer (Tasmanian player for Aust 1896-1901), dies
  • 1948 Ladha Ramji, cricketer (bro of Amar Singh, Test Ind 1933-34), dies
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