On This Day

November 1922 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 In an all-American bout, Mickey Walker upsets defending champion Jack Britton in a 15-round points decision at Madison Square Garden, NYC; wins world welterweight boxing crown

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 8 Ademir de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team 1945-53), born in Recife, Brazil (d. 1996)
  • Nov 18 Marjorie Gestring, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1936) (d. 1992)
  • Nov 21 Abe Lemons, American basketball coach, born in Ryan, Oklahoma (d. 2002)

Eugene Stoner

Nov 22 Eugene Stoner, American firearms designer and inventor of the M16, born in Gosport, Indiana (d. 1997)

  • Nov 26 Étienne Gailly, Belgian long distance runner (famous Olympic bronze finish 1948), born in Beringen, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • Nov 29 Minnie Minoso, Cuban baseball left-fielder (9-time MLB All Star; Gold Glove Award 1957, 59, 60; Chicago WS), born in Perico, Cuba (d. 2015)

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 6 Morgan Bulkeley, American politician (US Senator - Connecticut 1905-11) and Baseball HOF administrator (NL President 1876), dies at 84
  • Nov 7 Sam Thompson, baseball player (b. 1860)