Events in Sport on December 14

  • 1894 Day One 1st Test Cricket Aus v Eng Aust 5-346 (Giffen 161, Gregory 85)
  • 1894 Test cricket debut of future Australian captain Joe Darling, great all-rounder Ernie Jones and outstanding England batsman Archie MacLaren; England wins 1st Test in Sydney by 10 runs
  • 1901 1st table tennis tournament is held at the London Royal Aquarium

Boxing Title Fight

1920 Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC

  • 1930 National Football League Championship: Green Bay Packers (10-3-1) repeat with best record in first past the post title
  • 1930 NY Giants defeat Notre Dame 22-0 in a charity game
  • 1935 Test Cricket debut of "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith v South Africa, Durban

Agreement of Interest

1938 Major League Baseball agrees on use of a standard ball; disagrees on increasing rosters from 23 to 25 players, although Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis eventually decides on 25

  • 1938 Will Harridge is elected to a 10-year-term as AL president
  • 1941 1st NFL division playoff, Bears beat Packers 33-14
  • 1947 Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-3 in AAFC championship game
  • 1947 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 1950 Baseball owners choose Lou Perini (Braves), Phil Wrigley (Cubs), Del Webb (Yankees), & Ellis Ryan (Indians) to select new commissioner
  • 1952 R H Shodhan scores 110 on Test Cricket debut v Pakistan, Calcutta

Sports History

1953 Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax

Sports History

1958 Pat Summerall kicks game winning field goal for the New York Giants against the Cleveland Browns at Yankee Stadium

  • 1960 Australia v West Indies 1st Test Cricket at the Gabba ends in a tie
  • 1960 Washington Senators joins American League

NHL Record

1968 Bobby Orr scores first career hat trick (vs Chicago Blackhawks)

Sports History

1974 Viv Richards scores 1st Test Cricket ton 192 v India 20 fours 6 sixes

  • 1977 MLB Boston Red Sox trade Fergie Jenkins to Texas Rangers for John Poloni & cash
  • 1977 Test Cricket debut of Pakistan spin bowling great Abdul Qadir v England in 1st Test at Lahore
  • 1980 Minnesota Vikings pass for 456 yards against Cleveland Browns, winning 28-24
  • 1980 New Orleans Saints end 14 game losing streak, beat NY Jets 21-20

Sports History

1982 LA Kings' Marcel Dionne becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals

Sports History

1987 Allan Border scores 205 vs NZ to become Australia's top rungetter

  • 1988 CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
  • 1988 NBA's Miami Heat wins 1st game ever, 89-88 (Clippers), after 17 loses
  • 1991 57th Heisman Trophy Award: Desmond Howard, Michigan (WR)

Sports History

1992 Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refused to fight him

  • 1996 62nd Heisman Trophy Award: Danny Wuerffel, Florida (QB)

Sports History

1997 Phoenix Coyote winger Mike Gartner becomes 5th NHLer to score 700 goals

  • 1998 64th Heisman Trophy Award: Ricky Williams, Texas (RB)
  • 2009 75th Heisman Trophy Award: Mark Ingram, Jr., Alabama (RB)
  • 2019 85th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Burrow, Louisiana State University (QB); highest percentage of first place votes ever with 90.7%
  • 2020 US Open Women's Golf, Champions GC, Houston: Kim A-lim wins her first major title by 1 stroke from fellow South Korean Ko Jin-young and American Amy Olson
  • 2021 Steph Curry makes his 2,974th three-point shot to pass Ray Allen as the NBA's greatest career 3-point shooter during Golden State Warriors' 105-96 win over NY Knicks at Madison Square Garden