On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 7

Events in Sport

  • 1907 Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring
  • 1929 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Hillcrest CC: Defending champion Leo Diegel defeats Johnny Farrell, 6 & 4 in the final
  • 1930 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Fresh Meadows CC: American based Scotsman Tommy Armour defeats Gene Sarazen 1 up in the final for the 2nd of his 3 major titles
  • 1931 After scoring 226 in 1st Test in Brisbane, Don Bradman belts 219 for NSW against the visiting South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1935 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Winnipeg Pegs (later Blue Bombers) defeat Hamilton Tigers, 18-12
  • 1937 Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams
  • 1937 Russian chess player Alexander Alekhine recaptures his final world title from Dutch grand master Max Euwe by a large margin (+10−4=11)
  • 1939 Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1927 Albert Griffiths ("Young Griffo"), Australian boxer (World Featherweight champion 1890-92), dies of apoplexy at 56
  • 1938 Harry Moses, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1887-95), dies
  • 1969 Lefty O'Doul, American Baseball HOF left fielder (MLB All-Star, World Series 1933; NL batting champion 1929, 32 NY Yankees), dies at 72
  • 1975 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1924, 1928, 1932), dies at 75
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