November 1939 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Nov 4 1940 Olympics awarded to Helsinki, Finland
  • Nov 29 Cor Klint swims world record 200 m backstroke (2:38.8)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 5 Ken Walter, South African cricket pace bowler (1961-62 series v NZ)
  • Nov 11 Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Nov 13 Karel Br├╝ckner, Czech football manager, born in Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Nov 15 Erik Hansen, Danish 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Nov 24 Jim Northrup, baseball player
  • Nov 24 Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan, featherweight (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • Nov 27 Dave Giusti, American baseball player
  • Nov 29 Gennadiy Volnov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic gold 1972)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 19 Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (24) weds "Freshies" actress Dorothy Arnold at St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestJames Naismith

Nov 28 James Naismith, Canadian-American physical educator and inventor (basketball, football helmet), dies at 78

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith