Events in Sport on December 29

  • 1906 Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906)

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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 NFL Pro Bowl: Chicago Bears beats NFL All-Stars 28-14
  • 1957 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game
  • 1958 Balt Colts beat NY Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game
  • 1962 British driver Graham Hill wins the South African Grand Prix at Prince George Circuit in a BRM; takes out his first World Championship of Drivers title by 12 points from Scotsman Jim Clark
  • 1963 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
  • 1963 Chicago Bears win NFL championship, defeating New York Giants 14-10 in Chicago
  • 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 Baltimore Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game

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1968 NY Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game

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 Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders 24-13
  • 1974 NFC Championship Game: 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
  • 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
  • 1988 Soviet Red Army Team edges NY Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum

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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

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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

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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