1862 40,000 watch Union army men play baseball at Hilton Head, South Carolina
1888 1st indoor baseball game played at fairgrounds in Philadelphia
1928 Christmas Day attendance at cricket MCG (Vic v NSW) Australia is 14,887
1930 Mt Van Hoevenberg bobsled run at Lake Placid, NY opens, 1st US bobsled run open to public
1951 1st Christmas Day in test cricket, Aust v WI at Adelaide
1951 West Indies defeat Australia by 6 wkts on 3rd day of 3rd Test Cricket
1971 Longest NFL game (82m40s) as Dolphins beat Chiefs 27-24
1972 England beat India by six wickets in the 1st Cricket Test in Delhi
1976 6th Fiesta Bowl: #8 Oklahoma beats Wyoming, 41-7
1977 7th Fiesta Bowl: #8 Penn State beats #15 Arizona State, 42-30
1978 8th Fiesta Bowl: #8 Arkansas ties #15 UCLA, 10-10
1979 Opening day of 4th Test Cricket, India 8-112 v Pakistan at Kanpur
1979 9th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats Arizona, 16-10
1979 Ballon d’Or: Hamburg’s English forward Kevin Keegan wins his 2nd consecutive trophy as best football player in Europe; beats Bayern Munich forward Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Ajax sweeper Ruud Krol
1984 NBA’s Bernard King scores 60 points
1990 Ballon d’Or: Inter’s German sweeper Lothar Matthäus is named best football player in Europe ahead of Juventus striker Salvatore Schillaci and Inter defender Andreas Brehme
2020 New Orleans running back Alvin Kamara equals Ernie Nevers 1929 NFL record of 6 touchdowns in a match in the Saints’ 52-33 win over the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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