On This Day

November 1944 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 11 New York Rangers beat Detroit Red Wings, 5-2 to end NHL record 25 game winless streak (0-21-4)
  • Nov 25 32nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal HMCS defeat Hamilton Flying Wildcats, 7-6

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 2 Liesel Westermann, German discus thrower (Olympic silver 1968; world record 63.96m 1969), born in Sulingen, Germany
  • Nov 3 Mel Farr, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1967, 70; Detroit Lions), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2015)
  • Nov 7 Joe Niekro, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1979; NL wins leader 1979; Houston Astros; World Series 1987; NY Yankees), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • Nov 7 Luigi Riva, Italian footballer (Cagliari), born in Leggiuno, Italy

Person of interestAl Michaels

Nov 12 Al Michaels, American sportscaster (Miracle on Ice, American Football), born in Brooklyn, New York

Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
  • Nov 13 Ken Shuttleworth, English cricketpaceman (England on 1970-71 Ashes tour), born in St Helens, Lancashire
  • Nov 16 David O'Sullivan, New Zealand cricket left-arm spinner (in 11 Tests 1973-76), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand

Person of interestTom Seaver

Nov 17 Tom Seaver, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NY Mets; NL Cy Young Award 1969, 73, 75; 12 x MLB All Star), born in Fresno, California (d. 2020) [1]

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • Nov 17 Jim Boeheim, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Syracuse; John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2006), born in Lyons, New York
  • Nov 19 Dennis Hull, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 20 Anthea Stewart, Zimbabwean field hockey coach and player (Olympic gold 1980), born in Blantyre, Nyasaland
  • Nov 21 Earl "the Pearl" Monroe, NBA Guard (NY Knicks, Balt Bullets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 9 Frank Marshall, American chess player (b. 1877)
  • Nov 16 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (26 Tests 1910-1928), dies at 58
  • Nov 17 Archie MacLaren, English cricket batsman and captain (35 Tests; 424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895), dies at 72

Person of interestKenesaw Mountain Landis

Nov 25 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, American judge and 1st commissioner of baseball (1920-44), dies at 78

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