Events in Sport on December 23

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

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1933 Howie Morenz takes over NHL career goal lead at 251

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • 1951 1st coast-to-coast televised football game (Dumont paid $75,000) LA Rams beat Cleveland Browns 24-17 in NFL championship 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
  • 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
  • 1978 Islanders scored 7 goals in 1 period against NY Rangers, Trottier scores 8 points vs Rangers, 5 goals-NHL record 6 pts in 1 period
  • 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
  • 1994 Baseball owners impose salary cap, fiercely opposed by players

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

NBA Coach Phil Jackson
NBA Coach
Phil Jackson

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

NHL Star Jari Kurri
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Jari Kurri
  • 2000 Cricket Women's World Cup: New Zealand defeats Australia by 4 runs