November 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st 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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1st 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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4th Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 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
  • 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

  • 7th Billy Gillispie, American basketball coach
  • 7th Alexandre Guimarães, Costa Rican football manager
  • 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 Sito Pons, Spanish motorbike racer
  • 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 sailor (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)

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

Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika

Deaths in Sport

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

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22nd 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
  • 24th Dally Messenger, Australian rugby player (b. 1883)