On This Day

November 1892 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 12 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500 to become first professional 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, French chess player (world champion 1927-35, 37-46), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1946)
  • Nov 14 Ted Meredith, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m in world record 1:51.9s 1912), born in Chester Heights, Pennsylvania (d. 1957)
  • Nov 16 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver, born in Castel d'Ario, Italy (d. 1953)
  • Nov 26 Joe Guyon, American NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc), born in White Earth, Minnesota (d. 1971)