Events in Sport on December 9

  • 1913 Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris
  • 1913 John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1922 15th Women's Australasian Championships (1st for women): Margaret Molesworth beats Esna Boyd (6-3, 10-8)
  • 1922 15th Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Gerald Patterson (6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1926 USGA legalizes steel shaft golf clubs
  • 1931 Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players & NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers
  • 1933 21st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Sarnia Imperials, 4-3
  • 1934 NY Giants defeat Chicago Bears 30-13 for NFL championship
  • 1935 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
  • 1936 AL OKs night baseball for St Louis

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1936 Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1938 1939 NFL Draft: Ki Aldrich from TCU first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1939 27th Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7
  • 1939 1940 NFL Draft: George Cafego from University of Tennessee first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1941 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)
  • 1949 NFL merges Cleveland Browns, SF '49ers & Balt Colts from AAFC
  • 1953 Montreal Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty mins
  • 1965 Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles
  • 1973 St Louis Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 6 field goals vs Atlanta Falcons
  • 1978 1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does
  • 1979 Murle Breer/Dave Eichelberger wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 1984 LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,105 yards
  • 1984 Vicki Alvarez/Mike McDonald wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

1984 73rd Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Kevin Curren (6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

Sport awardTennis Open

1984 73rd Women's Australian Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Helena Sukova (6-7, 6-1, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

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1985 Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive games with a reception

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice

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1987 Larry Bird ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • 1988 NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M

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1990 Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1990 NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard
  • 1992 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks
  • 1992 Sri Lanka's third-ever Test Cricket victory (v NZ by 9 wkts)
  • 1992 NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season
  • 1995 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)
  • 2006 72nd Heisman Trophy Award: Troy Smith, Ohio State (QB)
  • 2012 13 people are killed and 10 are injured after a bus rolls of a cliff and falls 100 meters in Taiwan

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2012 Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title

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2013 Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka