Events in Sport on December 1

  • 1653 An athlete from Croydon is reported to have run 20 miles from St Albans to London in less than 90 minutes
  • 1923 CFL Grey Cup: Queen's U beats Regina 54-0 at Toronto
  • 1928 CFL Grey Cup: Ham Tigers beats Regina 30-0 at Hamilton
  • 1930 NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty
  • 1936 2nd Heisman Trophy Award: Larry Kelley, Yale (E)
  • 1941 Last day of first-class cricket in Australia for 4 years
  • 1945 CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Winnipeg 35-0 at Toronto

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1946 Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1947 Don Bradman scores 185 in the 1st Cricket Test v India at the Gabba
  • 1947 India cricket all out for 58 v Australia at the Gabba, Toshack 5-2
  • 1951 17th Heisman Trophy Award: Dick Kazmaier, Princeton (HB)
  • 1953 Red Sox trade M McDermott & Tom Umphlett for Wash's Jackie Jensen
  • 1953 Walter Alston named Dodger manager
  • 1954 Yanks send Miller, Segrist, Leppert & 2 minors to Orioles for Blayzka, Kryhoski, Johnson, Fridley & Del Guercio (completing 18 player deal)
  • 1956 Alain Mimoun wins 13th Olympics marathon (2:25:00.0)
  • 1956 21st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 34-7 in Birmingham
  • 1959 25th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Cannon, LSU (HB)
  • 1962 Grey Cup halted by fog, resumed next day (Winnipeg 28, Hamilton 27)
  • 1962 27th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-0 in Birmingham, their fourth straight shutout in the series
  • 1963 NY Jets 1st shutout, beat KC 17-0
  • 1964 Houston Colt .45s change name to Astros

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1967 Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1968 Peggy Wilson wins LPGA Hollywood Lakes Golf Open
  • 1970 NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins

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1971 Cubs release Ernie Banks & sign him as a coach

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

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1973 Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year

  • 1973 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA-Japan Golf Classic
  • 1973 38th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 35-0 in Birmingham
  • 1974 Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5)
  • 1978 Test Cricket debut of Rodney Hogg, v England at the Gabba
  • 1979 44th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-18 in Birmingham
  • 1980 46th Heisman Trophy Award: George Rogers, South Carolina (RB)
  • 1984 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (QB)
  • 1984 Greg Page KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 8 for WBA heavyweight boxing title
  • 1984 49th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-15 in Birmingham
  • 1988 NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • 1988 NY Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs St Louis Blues
  • 1990 56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB)

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1990 NY Knicks Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte 113-96

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • 1990 55th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 16-7 in Birmingham
  • 1991 80th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Lyon (3-1)
  • 1994 3 Seattle Seahawks injured in a car accident
  • 1996 85th Davis Cup: France beats Sweden in Malmo (3-2)
  • 1996 Lance Klusener takes 8-64 in debut Test Cricket to trounce India
  • 2002 91st Davis Cup: Russia beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 2007 16th SEC Championship Game: #5 LSU beats #14 Tennessee, 21-14
  • 2007 3rd ACC Championship Game: #6 Virginia Tech beats #12 Boston College, 30-16
  • 2007 12th Big 12 Championship Game: #9 Oklahoma beats #1 Missouri, 38-17

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2007 T. C. Williams High School’s newly constructed basketball court is named after Earl Lloyd

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd
  • 2012 21st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #3 Georgia, 32-28
  • 2012 8th ACC Championship Game: #13 Florida State beats Georgia Tech, 21-15
  • 2016 Former NFL player Joe McKnight is shot and killed during a road rage incident in Terrytown, Louisiana