Events in Sport on December 24

  • 1889 Daniel Stover & William Hance patent bicycle with back pedal brake
  • 1894 Soccer team Achilles '94 forms in Axes
  • 1927 Test Cricket debut of Walter Hammond, who scored 51 & took 5-36 v S Af
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns beat LA Rams 30-28 in NFL championship game
  • 1961 Houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3 in AFL championship game
  • 1966 USAF C144 military charter aircraft crashes near Binh Thai, Vietnam, killing 129
  • 1971 Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later
  • 1974 Cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year
  • 1982 Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic

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1990 Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon & Barry Jones

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 2000 The Texas 7 hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot during the robbery.