Events in Sport on December 2

  • 1902 Soccer team Go Ahead forms in Deventer
  • 1907 English Professional Football Players' Association forms

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1907 Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1916 Baseballers who are injured now get full pay for duration of contract
  • 1922 10th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 13-1
  • 1941 NY Giants name Mel Ott as player-manager, replacing Bill Terry
  • 1944 10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les Horvath, Ohio State (QB)
  • 1947 13th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lujack, Notre Dame (QB)

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1948 Stan Musial is picked NL MVP

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1950 15th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-0 in Birmingham
  • 1951 Philadelphia sets NFL record of 25 1st-downs rushing

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1951 Don Hutson's #14 jersey is retired by the Green Bay Packers, the first number retired in the history of the franchise

First NFL Wide Receiver in History Don Hutson
First NFL Wide Receiver in History
Don Hutson
  • 1951 16th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-7 in Birmingham
  • 1952 18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB)
  • 1954 Frank Selvy of Milwaukee sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws
  • 1957 1958 NFL Draft: King Hill from Rice first pick by Chicago Cardinals

  • 1958 24th Heisman Trophy Award: Pete Dawkins, Army (HB)
  • 1958 1959 NFL Draft: Randy Duncan from University of Iowa first pick by Green Bay Packers
  • 1961 26th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-0 in Birmingham
  • 1962 50th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg beats Hamilton, 28-27 at Toronto [OT]
  • 1963 ML Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts, effective in 1965
  • 1963 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • 1967 55th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 24-1
  • 1967 32nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 7-3 in Birmingham
  • 1972 60th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 13-10
  • 1972 37th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-16 in Birmingham
  • 1973 62nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (5-0)
  • 1974 Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs
  • 1975 G S Chappell gets ton in each inn of 1st Test Cricket as capt v WI
  • 1978 43rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-16 in Birmingham
  • 1981 Fernando Valenzuela (Dodgers) wins NL Rookie of the Year

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1985 NFL quarterback legends Dan Marino and John Elway face each other for the first time, a 30-26 victory for the Dolphins (Marino 390 yards and 3 touchdowns)

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway

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1985 Chicago Bears' head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan come to blows on the sideline in a loss to the Miami Dolphins, Chicago's only loss of the season

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka
  • 1987 "334" club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20" of snow to attend NJ Devils 7-5 victory over Calgary at Meadowlands
  • 1989 55th Heisman Trophy Award: Andre Ware, Houston (QB)
  • 1989 54th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 30-20 in Auburn
  • 1990 79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St Petersburg (3-2)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 Beth Daniel/Davis Love wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1991 Bobby Bonilla signs record $29 million-5 year pact with NY Mets
  • 1993 Houston Rockets tie NBA record of 15-0 start

Film release premierFilm Premier

1994 "Cobb" a film about baseball player Ty Cobb, starring Tommy Lee Jones premieres

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

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1995 After being left in the game to allow nine goals, Patrick Roy declares "It's my last game in Montreal", and is traded four days later

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 1995 4th SEC Championship Game: #2 Florida beats #23 Arkansas, 34-3
  • 1997 MCI Center opens in Washington, D.C., Wizards vs SuperSonics
  • 2000 9th SEC Championship Game: #7 Florida beats #18 Auburn, 28-6
  • 2000 5th Big 12 Championship Game: #1 Oklahoma beats #8 Kansas State, 27-24
  • 2006 15th SEC Championship Game: #4 Florida beats #8 Arkansas, 38-28
  • 2006 2nd ACC Championship Game: #16 Wake Forest beats #23 Georgia Tech, 9-6
  • 2006 11th Big 12 Championship Game: #8 Oklahoma beats #19 Nebraska, 21-7
  • 2007 96th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Oregon (4-1)