Events in Sport on December 28

  • 1887 Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted
  • 1905 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)
  • 1934 First ever Women's cricket international begins England vs Australia in Australia
  • 1938 Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa
  • 1940 Cricketer Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
  • 1944 Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
  • 1947 Chic Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game
  • 1952 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game
  • 1954 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)
  • 1955 44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0)
  • 1957 CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
  • 1957 46th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 1958 Baltimore Colts win the 26th NFL championship game against the New York Giants
  • 1958 "The Greatest Game Ever Played", Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in the first every sudden-death overtime game in NFL history (17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game)
  • 1960 49th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1961 50th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Melbourne (5-0)

  • 1962 51st Davis Cup: Australia beats Mexico in Brisbane (5-0)
  • 1963 14th Formula One WDC: Jim Clark wins by 21 points
  • 1963 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins his record 7th Grand Prix of the F! season, the South African event at Prince George Circuit; first Scotsman to win the World Championship of Drivers title
  • 1965 Ballon d'Or: Benfica striker Eus├ębio wins award for best European football player; first Portuguese national to win, and still only Benfica player
  • 1966 55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1)
  • 1967 56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1)
  • 1968 57th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (4-1)
  • 1971 Ballon d'Or: Ajax forward Johan Cruyff wins award for best European football player ahead of Inter forward Sandro Mazzola and Manchester United winger George Best; first Dutch national and Ajax player to win award
  • 1974 4th Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State beats #17 BYU, 16-6
  • 1975 Gary Cosier scores 109 v West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut
  • 1975 Red Army beats NY Rangers 7-3 at Madison Square Garden
  • 1975 "The Hail Mary", with 32 seconds left in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a desperate 50-yard winning touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, and the "Hail Mary" play is born

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1978 30th hat trick in Islander history (Mike Bossy)

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1982 Ballon d'Or: Juventus striker Paolo Rossi is named best European football player; beats Bordeaux midfielder Alain Giresse and Juventus' Polish midfielder Zbigniew Boniek
  • 1983 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)

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1983 Gavaskar achieves his 30th century, beating Bradman's record of 29

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1986 75th Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2), helped by Pat Davis ranked 412th in the world
  • 1990 Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17
  • 1991 8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, NYC
  • 1991 Blockbuster Bowl 2: Alabama beats Colorado, 30-25
  • 1993 John Maclean passes Kirk Muller as all-time NJ Devils scorer (521 pts)
  • 1993 Ballon d'Or: Juventus' Italian striker Roberto Baggio is named Europe's best football player ahead of Inter forward Dennis Bergkamp and Manchester United striker Eric Cantona
  • 1994 Boon completes his 20th Test Cricket century (131 v England, MCG)
  • 1996 India all out for 66 at Durban after making 100 in cricket 1st innings
  • 2008 Detroit Lions crash to a 31-21 loss to Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field; first team in NFL history to go winless in a 16-game season