Events in Sport on December 29

  • 1906 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS), 7-2 for 17-5 aggregate challenge series victory

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1933 New York Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth to manage the Cincinnati Reds

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1934 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader at Madison Square Garden
  • 1940 3rd NFL All Star Game: Chicago Bears beats NFL All-Stars, 28-14

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1945 Montreal right wing Maurice Richard scores twice in Canadiens' 5-4 loss to Chicago Black Hawks to record his 100th NHL career goal; reaches mark in just 145 games, then fastest in history; since broken by Mike Bossy, 100 goals in 129 games

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 1955 NHL officials wear new vertically striped black-and-white sweaters for the first time in Montreal Canadiens' 5-2 win over Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 1957 National Football League Championship, Briggs Stadium, Detroit: Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns, 50-14; Lions score 2 touchdowns in each quarter
  • 1962 British driver Graham Hill wins the South African Grand Prix at Prince George Circuit in a BRM; takes out his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 12 points from Scotsman Jim Clark
  • 1963 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
  • 1963 National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 14-10; Giants 3rd consecutive championship defeat; played in temperatures under 10 °F (−12 °C)
  • 1965 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
  • 1965 54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1968 NFL Championship, Cleveland Municipal Stadium: Baltimore Colts shutout Cleveland Browns, 34-0

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1968 AFL Championship, Shea Stadium, NYC: New York Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23; Joe Namath 3 TD passes sparks Jets to win

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1969 NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball and challenge the reserve clause
  • 1970 Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller wins award for best European football player ahead of West Ham United defender Bobby Moore and Cagliari forward Luigi Riva

  • 1972 Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson and Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG
  • 1974 AFC Championship, Oakland Coliseum: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders, 24-13
  • 1974 NFC Championship, Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington: Minnesota Vikings beat Los Angeles Rams, 14-10
  • 1978 Test Cricket debut of Allan Robert Border, v England at the MCG
  • 1979 Red Army beats NY Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
  • 1981 Ballon d'Or: German 1-2-3 with Bayern Munich forward Karl-Heinz Rummenigge taking title of Europe's best football player for the 2nd straight year; beats team mate Paul Breitner and Barcelona midfielder Bernd Schuster
  • 1983 Gavaskar makes the highest Test Cricket score by an Indian, 236* v WI
  • 1983 Graeme Yallop completes 268 v Pakistan at cricket MCG
  • 1983 2nd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 19-18 in Memphis
  • 1984 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period

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1984 Wayne Gretzky scores his NHL career 32nd hat trick & adds 3 assists in Edmonton's 6-3 win over Detroit Red Wings for his 100th point in just 35 games; 2nd fastest in history - recorded 100 points in 34 games in 1983

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1987 Ballon d'Or: Milan's Dutch midfielder Ruud Gullit wins best football player in Europe award ahead of Paulo Futre (Porto/Atlético Madrid) and Real Madrid striker Emilio Butragueño
  • 1988 Soviet Red Army Team edges NY Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
  • 1988 Toronto’s Ed Olczyk and Gary Leeman score goals just 4 seconds apart in the 3rd period, tying the NHL record for fastest 2 goals by one team; Leafs beat the Quebec Nordiques, 6-5.

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1989 Wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1994 Shane Warne takes a hat-trick v England at cricket MCG
  • 1997 Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats New Zealand by 5 wickets

Sports record brokenNFL Record

2007 Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TD pass, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 2007 American boxer Steve Cunningham defends his IBF cruiserweight title for the first time with a 12th-round TKO of local favourite Marco Huck in Bielefeld, Germany

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2013 7-time world F1 motor racing champion Michael Schumacher suffers a serious head injury in a ski accident in the French Alps; his condition still remains unclear

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2018 85th Orange Bowl: #1 Alabama beats #4 Oklahoma, 45-34