Events in Sport in December 1986

  • Dec 6 52nd Heisman Trophy Award: Vinny Testaverde, Miami Fla (QB)
  • Dec 7 Juli Inkster/Tom Purtzer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 10 Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins scores 57 points vs Chicago Bulls
  • Dec 11 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Dec 12 James "Bone Crusher" Smith TKO's WBA champ Tim Witherspoon in Madison Square Garden
  • Dec 19 Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hrs of community service & fined $500
  • Dec 21 Amy Alcott/Bob Charles wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
  • Dec 22 India score 7-676 v Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Cricket
  • Dec 26 Doug Jarvis, 31, sets NHL record of 916 consecutive games

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Dec 26 Mark Messier is suspended for 10 games for instigating a fight with Jamie Macoun and breaking his cheekbone

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • Dec 28 75th Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2), helped by Pat Davis ranked 412th in the world