On This Day

November 1920 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 American fishing schooner 'Esperanto' defeats Canadian yacht 'Delawana' in the first International Fishing Schooner Championship Races off Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Nov 8 Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 12 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner

1st MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis
1st MLB Commissioner
Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (Pot Black, BBC), born in Lambourn, England (d. 2011)
  • Nov 2 Dick Sisler. American baseball utility, coach and manager (Cincinnati Reds; MLB All Star 1950), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • Nov 5 Tommy Godwin, British track cyclist (Great Britain coach; 2 x Olympic bronze 1948; President British Cycling Federation), born in Connecticut, United States (d. 2012)
  • Nov 6 Sir John Smith, English soccer executive (Chairman Liverpool F.C. 1973-90), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 16 Betty Hicks, American golfer, author (US Open runner-up 1948, 54), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2011)

Person of interestStan Musial

Nov 21 Stan Musial, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (24 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1942, 44, 46; NL MVP 1943, 46, 48; 7 × NL batting champion; St Louis Cardinals), born in Donora, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Nov 27 Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star
  • Nov 27 Johnny Schmitz, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1946, 48; NL saves leader 1946), born in Wausau, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • Nov 28 Cecilia Colledge, British figure skater (Olympic silver 1936), born in London (d. 2008)

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 25 Gaston Chevrolet, French-born American race car driver and automobile pioneer (b. 1892)
  • Nov 26 Howard Taylor, American tennis player (US National C'ships doubles 1879; singles 1884, 86, 87, 88 runner-up), dies at 55