November 1917 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 26 NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Joe Benner, American pistol shooter and coach (Olympic gold 1952; World C'ship gold 1949, 52, 54), born in Paragould, Arkansas (d. 1999)
  • Nov 1 Pat Mullin, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1947-48; Detroit Tigers), born in Trotter, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Nov 2 Durward Knowles, Bahamas yachtsman (Olympic gold, Star class 1968), born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 2018)
  • Nov 20 Bobby Locke, South African golfer (British Open 1949-50, 52, 57), born in Germiston, South Africa (d. 1987)

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 8 Colyn Blythe, English cricketer (2509 F-C wickets), dies at 38 fighting during WW I
  • Nov 10 Harry Trott, Australian cricket all-rounder (24 Tests, 1 x 100, 4 x 50, HS 143, 29 wickets; Victoria CA), dies for cancer at 51
  • Nov 19 Basil Grieve, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests England v South Africa 1889), dies