On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 8

Events in Sport

  • 1940 National Football League Championship, Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Chicago Bears beat Washington Redskins, 73-0; most one-sided victory in NFL history; first NFL title game broadcast on national radio
  • 1942 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)
  • 1948 14th Heisman Trophy Award: Doak Walker, SMU (HB)
  • 1953 19th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Lattner, Notre Dame (HB)
  • 1955 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)
  • 1955 Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award
  • 1956 XVI Summer Olympic Games close in Melbourne, Australia; start of an Olympic tradition - amidst international tensions, athletes mingle together, parade into and around MCG arena for final appearance to close the Games
  • 1959 President Eisenhower watches Pakistan v Aust Test Cricket at Karachi
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1950 NBA player Bob Cousy (22) weds his college sweetheart Missie Ritterbusch

More Weddings & Divorces in Sport