Events in Sport in December 1984

  • Dec 1 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (QB)
  • Dec 1 Greg Page KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 8 for WBA heavyweight boxing title
  • Dec 1 49th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-15 in Birmingham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 5 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Dec 5 Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
  • Dec 7 Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)
  • Dec 9 LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,105 yards
  • Dec 9 Vicki Alvarez/Mike McDonald wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Dec 9 73rd Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Kevin Curren (6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

Sport awardTennis Open

Dec 9 73rd Women's Australian Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Helena Sukova (6-7, 6-1, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Dec 17 NJ Devils 1st penalty shot-Rocky Trottier scores against Edmonton
  • Dec 17 NJ Devils 1st shutout, Glenn Resch makes 42 saves beat Minn, 2-0
  • Dec 18 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 Scotty Bowman wins his 691st regular season game, the most wins by any coach in NHL history

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • Dec 22 Test Cricket debut of Craig McDermott, v WI at the MCG
  • Dec 23 Viv Richards scores 208 in Test Cricket at MCG
  • Dec 27 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees
  • Dec 29 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
  • Dec 31 Test Cricket debut of Mohammad Azharuddin, v England at Calcutta