On This Day in Sport for December 24

Events in Sport

  • 1889 Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake
  • 1894 Soccer team Achilles '94 forms in Axes
  • 1927 Test Cricket debut of Walter Hammond, who scored 51 & took 5-36 v S Af

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1935 Bradman scores 233 in 191 mins, SA v Queensland, 28 fours 1 six

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns beat LA Rams 30-28 in NFL championship game
  • 1961 Houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3 in AFL championship game
  • 1974 Cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year
  • 1982 Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon & Barry Jones

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 2000 The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot during the robbery.

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1885 Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (Yorkshire & England keeper, later Test ump)
  • 1898 Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1967)
  • 1921 Bill Dudley, NFL halfback (Pittsburgh, Detroit, Washington)
  • 1923 Michael DiBiase, American wrestler (d. 1969)
  • 1924 Roy Miller, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1953, 23 & 0-28)
  • 1924 Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer
  • 1926 Ronald Draper, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1949-50)
  • 1932 [Michael] Colin Cowdrey, English cricket player, born in Ootacamund British India
  • 1937 Félix Miéli Venerando, Brazilian football player
  • 1940 Paul Tagliabue, NFL commissioner (1989- )
  • 1944 Erhard Keller, German FR, 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • 1949 Cameron Seward, LPGA golfer
  • 1949 Warwick Brown, Australian racing driver
  • 1951 John D'Acquisto, baseball player
  • 1955 Anwar Khan, cricketer (bowled four overs for Pakistan 1979)
  • 1961 Jay Wright, American basketball coach
  • 1963 Timo Jutila, Tampere FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • 1963 Jay Bilas, American basketball analyst
  • 1964 Elbert Shelley, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1964 Gary Muller, South Africa, tennis star
  • 1964 Marcel van der Net, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1965 Erika von Heiland, Angeles City Phil, US badminton player (Oly-92,96)
  • 1965 Michael Haynes, NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1965 Nancy Reno, Elmhurst Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 Winston Moss, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1968 Joe Scuderi, cricketer (South Australian all-rounder)
  • 1968 Marleen Renders, Belgian athlete
  • 1970 Filmel Johnson, NFL defensive back (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970 Marian Smerciak, Martin CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1970 Michael Batiste, NFL/WLAF defensive tackle (Cowboys, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Romeo Wouden, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Heerenveen)
  • 1971 Tamir Bloom, American fencer-epee (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Alvaro Mesen, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1973 Eddie Pope, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1974 Marcelo Salas, Chilean footballer
  • 1975 Natalie Ward, Australian softball shortstop/2nd baseman (Oly-br-96)
  • 1978 Yıldıray Baştürk, Turkish footballer
  • 1985 David Ragan, American race car driver

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1971 Professional boxer George Foreman (22) weds Adrienne Calhoun

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Deaths in Sport

  • 2004 Johnny Oates, baseball player and manager (b. 1946)
  • 2009 George Michael, American sportscaster (The George Michael Sports Machine) (b. 1939)