November 1959 in Sport

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Events in Sport

Events 1 - 14 of 14

1st - Jacques Plante becomes the first goaltender to wear a mask during a NHL game
1st - Jim Brown scores 5 TDs in Cleveland Browns 38-31 win over Balt
4th - Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP
5th - AFL announced with 8 teams
7th - 13th Ryder Cup: US wins 8½-3½ at Eldorado Golf Club (Indian Wells, California)
7th - 16th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 22-14 in Baltimore
12th - White Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins AL's MVP
15th - Cleveland Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Wash 31-17
22nd - AFL's 1st draft - NY Titans choice George Izo, QB, Notre Dame
22nd - Boston Patriots enters AFL
28th - 47th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 21-7
28th - 24th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-0 in Birmingham, breaking a streak of five consecutive victories by Auburn in the series
MLB shortstop Ernie BanksMLB shortstop Ernie Banks 30th - Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL
30th - 1960 NFL Draft: Billy Cannon from LSU first pick by Los Angeles Rams

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 20 of 20

7th - Billy Gillispie, American basketball coach
8th - Simon Davis, Victorian cricket pace bowler (Test v NZ 1986, no wkts)
9th - Karin Mundinger, LPGA golfer (1985 Singapore Open-2nd), born in Toronto, Ontario
9th - Tony Phillips, outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Atlanta, Georgia
10th - Linda Cohn, American sports reporter
13th - Anne Manning, Australian walker (Olympics-96)
13th - Rosie Jones, Santa Ana CA, LPGA golfer (1988 USX Golf Classic)
16th - Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silv-1988)
16th - Corey Allen Pavin, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1995 US Open)
17th - Terry Fenwick, English footballer
18th - Jimmy Quinn, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
21st - Colin Beashel, Australian star yachter (Olympics-96)
21st - Tim Wilkison, Shelby NC, tennis player (WCT Atlanta finals-1986)
22nd - Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
22nd - Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist
23rd - Brook Jacoby, baseball player
26th - Mike Moore, baseball player
29th - Neal Broten, Roseau Canada, NHL center (NJ Devils)
29th - Rich Camarillo, NFL punter (Houston Oilers)
Tennis Player Sylvia HanikaTennis Player Sylvia Hanika (30th) 30th - Sylvia Hanika, Munich West Germany, tennis player (Avon-1982)

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 5 of 5

15th - Alex Kennedy, cricketer (31 wkts in 5 Tests for England 1922-23), dies
21st - Max Baer, US, heavyweight boxing champ (1934), dies at 49
21st - Max Baer, American boxer (b. 1909)
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla MalloryTennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory (22nd) 22nd - Molla Mallory, eight-time U.S. Open tennis champion, dies at 75
24th - Dally Messenger, Australian rugby player (b. 1883)

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