On This Day

November 1899 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 3 World heavyweight boxing champion James J. Jeffries retains title; beats Irishman Tom Sharkey on points in 25 rounds at Coney Island Athletic Club, Brooklyn, NYC

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 3 Ralph Greenleaf, American pocket billiards player (20-time world champion), born in Monmouth, Illinois (d. 1950)
  • Nov 4 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish road cyclist (Tour de France 1927-28), born in Mamer, Capellen, Luxembourg (d. 1985)
  • Nov 11 Pie Traynor, American baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), born in Framingham, Massachusetts (d. 1972)