On This Day

November 1946 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 First Basketball Association of America game; New York Knicks beat Toronto Huskies, 68-66 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto
  • Nov 11 New York Knicks play their first Basketball Association of American (BAA) home game at Madison Square Garden; lose, 78-68 to Chicago Stags in overtime

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Nov 13 Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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Nov 15 Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Nov 27 English soccer team beats Netherlands, 8-2
  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts claim 7th Championship and retain title with 28-6 win over Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Nov 30 Bradman scores 187 in 1st Test Cricket v England at the Gabba

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 2 Alan Jones, Australian auto racer, commentator (World Formula 1 champion, 1980), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Nov 2 Tom Paciorek, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1981; Seattle Mariners), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 13 Al Luginbill, American football coach (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Pomona, California
  • Nov 16 Jo Jo White, American basketballer (Olympic gold - 1968), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • Nov 20 Greg Cook, American football player ( Cincinnati Bengals), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • Nov 23 Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer
  • Nov 24 Jimmy Collins, American basketball shooting guard (Chicago Bulls) and coach (University of Illinois, Chicago 1996-2010), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2020)
  • Nov 29 Suzy Chaffee, American skier and chapstick user (Olympics 1968)
  • Nov 30 Ken Wadsworth, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper and dashing batsman, born in Nelson, New Zealand (d. 1976)

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 18 John King, cricketer (scored 60 & 4 in only Test Eng v Aus 1909), dies
  • Nov 18 Johnny Lush, American MLB pitcher (2 no-hitters), dies at 61
  • Nov 22 Bertie Rose-Innes, cricketer (South Africa's Test), dies