Events in Sport in December 1941

  • Dec 1 Last day of first-class cricket in Australia for 4 years
  • Dec 2 NY Giants name Mel Ott as player-manager, replacing Bill Terry
  • Dec 9 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)
  • Dec 14 1st NFL division playoff, Bears beat Packers 33-14
  • Dec 21 Chicago Bears Ray McLean makes last NFL drop kick for an extra point
  • Dec 21 Chicago bears win the NFL championship
  • Dec 22 1942 NFL Draft: Bill Dudley from University of Virginia first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers