On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 28

Events in Sport

  • 1887 John Layton Jarvis becomes first British race horse trainer to be knighted for services to racing
  • 1905 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)
  • 1918 Montreal's Georges Vezina becomes the first NHL goalie to record an assist during the Canadiens’ 6-3 win over the Toronto Arenas
  • 1934 First ever Women's cricket international begins England vs Australia in Australia
  • 1938 Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa
  • 1940 Cricketer Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
  • 1944 Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
  • 1944 Montreal right wing Maurice 'Rocket' Richard becomes first player in NHL history to score 8 points in one game with 5 goals and 3 assists in the Canadiens' 9-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1936 Football player Bronko Nagurski (28) weds childhood sweetheart Eileen Kane in International Falls, Minnesota

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