On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 4

Events in Sport

  • 1909 1st CFL Grey Cup, Rosedale Field, Toronto: University of Toronto Blues beat Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club, 26-6; Blues undefeated
  • 1909 Oldest still-operating NHL franchise is officially established as J. Ambrose O’Brien and Jack Laviolette create the “Club de Hockey Canadien,” known today as the Montreal Canadiens
  • 1914 Walter Johnson accepts money from Federal League Chicago Whales; Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court
  • 1920 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: U of Toronto Blues win 4th title; beat Toronto Argonauts, 16-3
  • 1921 American Professional Football Association Championship, Cubs Park, Chicago: Chicago Staleys beat Buffalo All-Americans, 10-7 in de facto championship game after teams tied in standings
  • 1926 CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators retain Championship with 10-7 win over U of Toronto Blues
  • 1927 Pittsburgh Pirates future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Paul Waner wins NL MVP
  • 1943 Commissioner Landis announces any baseball club may sign Negroes
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1973 NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (47) weds activist Carrie Cooke
  • 2005 2004 Olympic volleyball team member Kerri Walsh (27) weds fellow volleyball player Casey Jennings (30) at the La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs, California

Divorces in Sport

  • 2006 American tennis player Chris Evert (51) divorces American alpine skier Andy Mill (52) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, citing irreconcilable differences

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1935 Hylton Philipson, English cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals), dies at 69
  • 1938 Tamanishiki San'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler (32nd yokozuna; winner 9 top division yūshō), dies following a delayed appendectomy at 34
  • 1944 Roger Bresnahan, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, outfielder and manager (World Series 1905 NY Giants; St. Louis Cardinals; first shin guards and batting helmet), dies at 65
  • 1952 James E. Norris, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame team owner (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 72
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