On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 21

Events in Sport

  • 1891 1st game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1918 Red Sox trade Dutch Leonard, Ernie Shore & Duffy Lewis to Yankees for Ray Caldwell & Slim Love, Frank Gilhooey, Al Walters & $15,000
  • 1925 Test batsman Hunter "Stork" Hendry scores career best unbeaten 325 for Victoria against New Zealand in drawn tour match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • 1926 Soccer team DOS Struggle forms
  • 1932 Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach
  • 1936 Bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out for 80
  • 1937 O'Reilly completes 14-98 for cricket match, NSW v South Australia
  • 1937 Chicago Black Hawks left wing Paul Thompson becomes first player in NHL history to score a goal against his brother; scores on goaltender Cecil Thompson of the Boston Bruins with just 9 seconds left in regulation; Bruins win though, 2-1
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