On This Day

Events in Sport in December 1939

  • Dec 6 5th Heisman Trophy Award: Nile Kinnick, Iowa (HB)

Hall of Fame

Dec 7 Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

  • Dec 9 CFL Grey Cup, Landsdowne Park, Ottawa: Winnipeg Blue Bombers claim 2nd title; defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7
  • Dec 9 1940 NFL Draft: George Cafego from University of Tennessee first pick by Chicago Cardinals

NFL Championship

Dec 10 National Football League Championship, Dairy Bowl, West Allis, Wisconsin: Green Bay Packers beat New York Giants, 27-0; Packers 5th title

Sports History

Dec 16 Bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes

  • Dec 30 Bradman scores 267 South Australia v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century