On This Day in Sport for December 3

Events in Sport

  • 1921 9th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 23-0
  • 1929 Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak
  • 1932 20th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 25-6

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1933 Connie Mack sells Mickey Cochrane to Det Tigers for $100,000

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1933 Joe Lilliard QBs Chic Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946
  • 1943 9th Heisman Trophy Award: Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (QB)
  • 1944 NFL Cardinals-Pitts merger dissolves
  • 1946 12th Heisman Trophy Award: Glenn Davis, Army (HB)

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1948 Don Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1949 14th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 14-13 in Birmingham
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Philadelphia 13-7)
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 12 punts

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1956 Wilt Chamberlain's 1st collegiate basketball game (scores 52)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1957 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)
  • 1961 Anton Geesink becomes 1st non-Japanese judo world champion
  • 1962 1963 NFL Draft: Terry Baker from Oregon State first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • 1966 31st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-0 in Birmingham
  • 1967 Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:09:36.4)
  • 1968 Pitcher's mound drops from 15" to 10" & strike zone reduced from knees to shoulders to top of knees to armpits, to help hitters

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1978 Pat Bradley/Lon Hinkle wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1979 45th Heisman Trophy Award: Charles White, Southern California (RB)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1981 Beth Daniel and Tom Kite win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1982 1st NJ Devil hat-trick (Steve Tambellini) defeat Hartford 5-4
  • 1982 NJ Devils 1st hat trick (Steve Tambellini)
  • 1982 Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez
  • 1983 49th Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB)
  • 1983 48th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-20 in Birmingham
  • 1988 54th Heisman Trophy Award: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State (RB)
  • 1989 Pat Bradley and Bill Glasson win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 1990 NL batting champ Willie McGee signs as a free agent with SF Giants
  • 1994 3rd SEC Championship Game: #6 Florida beats #3 Alabama, 24-23
  • 1995 84th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Moscow (3-2)
  • 1995 Beth Daniels and Davis Love III wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 1995 Jack Russell takes 11 catches in Test Cricket v South Africa, a record
  • 1997 Golden State Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, four-year, $32 million, contract terminated for attacking his coach P J Carlesimo
  • 2005 14th SEC Championship Game: #13 Georgia beats #3 LSU, 34-14
  • 2005 1st ACC Championship Game: #22 Florida State beats #5 Virginia Tech, 27-22
  • 2005 10th Big 12 Championship Game: #2 Texas beats Colorado, 70-3
  • 2006 95th Davis Cup: Russia beats Argentina in Moscow (3-2)
  • 2011 20th SEC Championship Game: #1 LSU beats #16 Georgia, 42-10
  • 2011 7th ACC Championship Game: #21 Clemson beats #5 Virginia Tech, 38-10
  • 2014 Australian Rugby star David Pocock is arrested after protesting against a coal mine under construction in an Australian national forest

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1883 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricketer and fast bowler (49 wickets for Australia) and member of the 12th Regiment who captured Beersheba in the world's last successful cavalry charge, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1917)
  • 1905 Leslie Ames, cricketer (England wicket-keeper of 30's Outstanding bat)
  • 1923 Tom Fears, NFL end (LA Rams)
  • 1923 Trevor Bailey, England, cricket all-rounder (batted & ran)
  • 1924 Roberto Mières, Argentine racing driver
  • 1925 Ken Funston, South African cricket batsman (18 Tests during 1950's)
  • 1937 Bobby Allison, auto racer (3 time winner of Daytona 500)
  • 1946 Joop Zoetemelk, Dutch cyclist
  • 1950 John Akii-bua, Uganda, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1951 Danger Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1951 James Turner Brewer, Maywood Ill, basketball player (Oly-silver-1972)
  • 1951 Rick Mears, Indy-car racer (over 25 wins)
  • 1951 Riki Chosyu, [Mitsuo Yoshida], wrestler (NJPW/All-Japan)
  • 1953 Franz Klammer, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1959 Kathy Jordan, Bryn Mawr PA, tennis player (US Opens Doubles 1981)
  • 1960 Mike Ramsey, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1962 Tammy Jackson, WNBA forward/center (Houston Comets)
  • 1963 Ashley De Silva, Sri Lankan Cricket wicketkeeper (1993)
  • 1963 Steve Hegg, Dana Point California, road cyclist (Olympics-16th-84, 96)
  • 1964 Darryl Hamilton, Baton Rouge LA, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1964 Toi Cook, cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1965 Katarina Witt, Staaken GDR, figure skater (Olympic-Gold-1984, 88)
  • 1965 Tammy Jacques, Auburn Maine, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Lisa Lightfoot, Australian middle distance runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Flemming Povlsen, Danish footballer
  • 1967 David Diaz, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1967 Greg Sutton, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1967 Katie Henderson, WPVA volleyball (US Open-25th-1993), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1968 Isabel Cueto, West Germany, tennis star
  • 1969 Ed King, NFL guard (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1969 Kwamie Lassiter, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1970 Charles Hope, WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Laura Schuler, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1970 Lindsey Hunter, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1970 Paul Byrd, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1970 Christian Karembeu, French footballer
  • 1971 Frank Sinclair, Jamaican footballer
  • 1972 Eva Nemcova, WNBA forward/guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1972 Peter Wright, American 1500m freestyle (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Bucky Lasek, American skateboarder
  • 1973 Andrew McNally, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)
  • 1973 Brian Loyd, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Lynwood, California
  • 1974 Ralph Staten, safety (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1975 Nadine Neumann, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1976 Gary Glover, American baseball player
  • 1976 Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1976 Mark Boucher, South African cricketer
  • 1976 Cornelius Griffin, American football player, born in Troy, Alabama
  • 1977 David Sales, cricketer (Northampton batsman, 210 on fc debut 1996)
  • 1977 Chad Durbin, American baseball player
  • 1977 Adam Małysz, Polish ski-jumper
  • 1977 Troy Evans, American football player
  • 1978 Jiří Bicek, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1979 Rock Cartwright, American football player
  • 1980 Jim Sorgi, American football player
  • 1981 Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek footballer
  • 1981 David Villa, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
  • 1982 Michael Essien, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1982 Manny Corpas, American baseball player (Sugar Land Skeeters), born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1984 Avraam Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1985 Mike Randolph, American soccer player
  • 1985 László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer
  • 1985 Marcus Darrell Williams, American basketball player
  • 1987 Alicia Sacramone, American Gymnast

Weddings in Sport


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1993 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) weds Charisse Simon (26)

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 2005 NBC correspondent Hoda Kotb (41) weds New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga in the Dominican Republic
  • 2005 French heiress Athina Onassis (20) weds Olympic gold medalist equestrian Alvaro de Miranda Neto (32) in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Deaths in Sport

  • 1765 Lord John Philip Sackville, British cricketer (b. 1713)
  • 1890 Bill Midwinter, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia, 4 for England), dies
  • 1964 George Brown, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies
  • 1967 Harry Wismer, American original owner of the New York Jets (b. 1913)
  • 1975 Hugh Thurlow, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1932), dies
  • 1979 Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (Olympic Gold 1928, 1932, 1936), dies at 74
  • 1997 Steve Hamilton, pitcher (NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 63
  • 2005 Herb Moford, American baseball player (b. 1928)