November 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

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Nov 1 Jacques Plante becomes the first goaltender to wear a mask during a NHL game

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante

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Nov 1 Jim Brown scores 5 TDs in Cleveland Browns 38-31 win over Balt

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

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Nov 4 Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Nov 5 AFL announced with 8 teams
  • Nov 7 13th Ryder Cup: US wins 8½-3½ at Eldorado Golf Club (Indian Wells, California)
  • Nov 7 16th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 22-14 in Baltimore
  • Nov 12 White Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins AL's MVP
  • Nov 15 Cleveland Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Wash 31-17
  • Nov 22 AFL's 1st draft - NY Titans choice George Izo, QB, Notre Dame
  • Nov 22 Boston Patriots enters AFL
  • Nov 28 47th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 21-7
  • Nov 28 24th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-0 in Birmingham, breaking a streak of five consecutive victories by Auburn in the series
  • Nov 30 Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL
  • Nov 30 1960 NFL Draft: Billy Cannon from LSU first pick by Los Angeles Rams

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 7 Billy Gillispie, American basketball coach
  • Nov 7 Alexandre Guimarães, Costa Rican football manager
  • Nov 8 Simon Davis, Victorian cricket pace bowler (Test v NZ 1986, no wkts)
  • Nov 9 Karin Mundinger, LPGA golfer (1985 Singapore Open-2nd), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 9 Sito Pons, Spanish motorbike racer
  • Nov 10 Linda Cohn, American sports reporter
  • Nov 13 Anne Manning, Australian walker (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 13 Rosie Jones, Santa Ana CA, LPGA golfer (1988 USX Golf Classic)
  • Nov 16 Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silv-1988)
  • Nov 16 Corey Allen Pavin, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1995 US Open)
  • Nov 17 Terry Fenwick, English footballer
  • Nov 18 Jimmy Quinn, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
  • Nov 21 Colin Beashel, Australian star sailor (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 21 Tim Wilkison, Shelby NC, tennis player (WCT Atlanta finals-1986)
  • Nov 22 Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
  • Nov 22 Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist
  • Nov 23 Brook Jacoby, baseball player
  • Nov 26 Mike Moore, baseball player
  • Nov 29 Neal Broten, Roseau Canada, NHL center (NJ Devils)
  • Nov 29 Rich Camarillo, NFL punter (Houston Oilers)

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Nov 30 Sylvia Hanika, Munich West Germany, tennis player (Avon-1982)

Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 15 Alex Kennedy, cricketer (31 wkts in 5 Tests for England 1922-23), dies
  • Nov 21 Max Baer, American heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35), dies at 50

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Nov 22 Molla Mallory, eight-time U.S. Open tennis champion, dies at 75

Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion
Molla Mallory
  • Nov 24 Dally Messenger, Australian rugby player (b. 1883)