On This Day

November 1892 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Nov 12 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500 to become 1st pro football player in the Allegheny Athletic Association's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Athletic Club
  • Nov 23 Pierre de Coubertin launches plan for modern Olympic Games at the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques AGM

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Alexander Alekhine, Russian world chess champion (1927-35, 37-46)
  • Nov 14 James Meredith, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1912)
  • Nov 16 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)
  • Nov 26 Joe Guyon, American NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc), born in White Earth, Minnesota (d. 1971)