Events in Sport on December 5

  • 1868 1st American bicycle college opens (NY)
  • 1914 6th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats U of Toronto, 14-2
  • 1924 Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5
  • 1925 13th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats Win Tammany Tigers, 24-1
  • 1931 CFL Grey Cup: Mtl AAA beats Regina, 22-0 at Montreal
  • 1936 24th CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia Imperials defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-20
  • 1942 CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto
  • 1943 NFL Philadelphia Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger dissolves

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1947 Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • 1948 NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1949 Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • 1950 Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1958 Phils drop plans for NY sportcast as Yanks threat to do same in Philadelphia
  • 1970 LA Rams Willie Ellison sets NFL record of 247 yards rushing
  • 1970 Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy & Bill Masterson Trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame
  • 1972 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL)

  • 1973 Chicago Cubs Ron Santo becomes 1st baseball player to invoke 10-5 rule and veto his trade (with the California Angels)
  • 1973 Dodgers trade Willie Davis to Expos for relief pitcher Mike Marshall
  • 1974 1st Wash Cap penalty shot, Tom Williams unsuccessful vs Buff Sabres
  • 1974 NFL's Seattle Seahawks forms
  • 1974 Tom Williams is unsuccessful on Wash Capitals 1st NHL penalty shot
  • 1974 Birmingham Americans defeat the Florida Blazers 22-21 in the WFL's World Bowl

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 Buffalo Bill O.J. Simpson rushes 203 yards

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

AgreementContract of Interest

1978 Free agent Pete Rose signs 4-year, $32 million contract with Phillies becoming highest paid baseball player

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1978 Islanders took 28 shots in 1 period vs Penguins, Penguins' Ross Lonsberry failed on 7th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1981 47th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Allen, Southern Cal (RB)
  • 1982 Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 33 pass completions
  • 1982 Ingrid Berghmans (Neth) retains judo's world championship
  • 1982 Mel Gray ends NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
  • 1983 LA Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1984 Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
  • 1987 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR)
  • 1987 David Boon's 5th Test Cricket century, 143 v NZ at Brisbane
  • 1990 Blue Jays trade F McGriff & T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar & J Carter
  • 1992 1st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #12 Florida, 28-21
  • 1993 82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
  • 1993 Melissa Mcnamara/Mike Sopringer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 1996 Portland's Jermaine O'Neal at 18 becomes the youngest NBA player
  • 1997 1st Game at Wash Capitals' MCI Center vs Fla Panthers
  • 1998 7th SEC Championship Game: #1 Tennessee beats #23 Mississippi State, 24-14
  • 1998 3rd Big 12 Championship Game: #10 Texas A&M beats #2 Kansas State, 36-33 (2 OT)
  • 1999 88th Davis Cup: Australia beats France in Nice (3-2)
  • 2004 93rd Davis Cup: Spain beats USA in Seville (3-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Greg Maddux signs a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth $10 million

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 2008 O.J. Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery
  • 2009 18th SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #1 Florida, 32-13
  • 2009 5th ACC Championship Game: #12 Georgia Tech beats #25 Clemson, 39-34
  • 2009 14th Big 12 Championship Game: #3 Texas beats #21 Nebraska, 13-12
  • 2010 99th Davis Cup: Serbia beats France in Belgrade (3-2)
  • 2017 Russia is banned from the next Winter Olympics in South Korea over state-sponsored doping