Events in Sport on December 23

  • 1923 Yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1933 Montreal Canadiens center Howie Morenz scores in 3-0 win v Detroit Red Wings; his NHL record 249th career goal

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • 1951 National Football League Championship, LA Memorial Coliseum: Los Angeles Rams beat Cleveland Browns, 24-17; first coast-to-coast televised NFL title game
  • 1953 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim "Junior" Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1957 Test Cricket debut for Wally Grout & Bobby Simpson v South Africa
  • 1969 Ballon d'Or: Milan midfielder Gianni Rivera wins award for best European football player ahead of Cagliari forward Luigi Riva and Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller
  • 1972 New York Islanders end 15 games winless streak
  • 1972 "Immaculate Reception" Steelers turns around a 7-6 defeat with a last second touchdown reception against Raiders to win 13-7
  • 1972 2nd Fiesta Bowl: #15 Arizona State beats Missouri, 49-35

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1978 NY Islanders center Bryan Trottier sets NHL record scoring 6 points - 4 goals & 2 assists - in 2nd period of 9-4 win over rival NY Rangers; adds goal & assist for game total 8 points; Islanders undefeated home streak stands at 16 games

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 1979 NY Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks
  • 1981 Geoffrey Boycott becomes leading run-scorer in Test Cricket with 8033
  • 1984 Viv Richards scores 208 in Test Cricket at MCG
  • 1987 Buffalo goaltender Tom Barrasso leads the Sabres to a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings to record his 100th NHL victory; makes him the youngest player to reach milestone at just 22 years, 9 months
  • 1994 Baseball owners impose salary cap, fiercely opposed by players

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson is quickest to reach 500 wins (682 games)

NBA Coach Phil Jackson
NBA Coach
Phil Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 1997 Ballon d'Or: Barcelona/Inter's Brazilian striker Ronaldo wins his first of 2 best football player in Europe awards ahead of Real Madrid forward Predrag Mijatović and Juventus midfielder Zinedine Zidane
  • 2000 Cricket Women's World Cup: New Zealand defeats Australia by 4 runs