Events in Sport in December 1987

  • Dec 2 "334" club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20" of snow to attend NJ Devils 7-5 victory over Calgary at Meadowlands
  • Dec 5 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR)
  • Dec 5 David Boon's 5th Test Cricket century, 143 v NZ at Brisbane
  • Dec 6 Jane Crafter and Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

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Dec 8 Flyers' Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall

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Dec 9 Larry Bird ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Dec 12 Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game
  • Dec 12 Okla's sets NCAA record of 33 steals vs Centenary
  • Dec 14 Allan Border scores 205 v NZ to become Australia's top rungetter
  • Dec 20 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)

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Dec 20 Nancy Lopez and Miller Barber wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Dec 27 Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass