On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 22

Events in Sport

  • 1877 "American Bicycling Journal" begins publishing (Boston, Mass)
  • 1888 Heavyweight boxing champ John L. Sullivan challenges Jake Kilrain
  • 1894 United States Golf Association forms in New York
  • 1915 Organized baseball and Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati; Federal Baseball League dissolves
  • 1917 In the NHL's first official week of play, 3 players score hat tricks in the same game, for the same team; Corb Denneny, Reg Noble, & Harry Meeking each score 3 for the Toronto Arenas in an 11-4 win over the Ottawa Senators
  • 1923 Bill Ponsford & Edgar Mayne make 456 opening stand for Vict
  • 1924 Babe Dye of NHL's Toronto St Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2
  • 1941 1942 NFL Draft: Bill Dudley from University of Virginia first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1960 NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton (20) weds Anna Elaine Merrell at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia
  • 2005 "Ospreys" Rugby star Shane Williams (28) weds Gail Lacey at Twyn Church in Garnant, West Wales

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1973 James Anderson, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1922, 24, 25), dies at 79
  • 1987 Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948), dies at 80
  • 2004 Doug Ault, American baseball player (b. 1950)
  • 2006 Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (3 x World C'ship gold 1978; 2 x World Cup gold 1977), dies of complications from quadriplegia at 46
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