On This Day

November 1947 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport awardRyder Cup

Nov 2 Ryder Cup Golf, Portland GC: US wins first post WWII event, 11-1; Ben Hogan American captain; Henry Cotton GB skipper

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Nov 2 After just 6 games of the season, Chicago Blackhawks trade NHL scoring leader Max Bentley along with Cy Thomas to Toronto Maple Leafs for Gus Bodnar, Bud Poile, Gaye Stewart, Bob Goldham, and Ernie Dickens

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Nov 8 Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 South Australia v Victoria

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Nov 15 Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG
  • Nov 15 Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal

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Nov 21 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestlingg Association world heavyweight title

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz

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Nov 23 Washington Redskins quarterback Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs. Chicago Cardinals (45-21)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh

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Nov 27 Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Nov 29 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts win 3rd straight and 8th title; beat Calgary Stampeders, 10-9

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Rolando Garbey, Cuban light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1968; World C'ship gold 1974), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Nov 1 Ted Hendricks, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (8 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 1971, 76, 80, 84), born in Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Nov 4 Alexei Ulanov, Russian pairs figure skater (Olympic gold [with Irina Rodnina] 1972), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Nov 4 Rod Marsh, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 355 dismissals; Australian selector), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Nov 5 Oļegs Antropovs, Latvian volleyball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in Shymkent, Kazakh SSR
  • Nov 6 Larry James, American track athlete, 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mount Pleasant, New York (d. 2008)
  • Nov 6 Jim Rosenthal, English sports presenter, born in Oxford, England
  • Nov 7 Bob Anderson, English darts player (BDO World Champion 1988), born in Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • Nov 7 Yutaka Fukumoto, Japanese professional baseball player, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Nov 12 Ron Bryant, American baseball player
  • Nov 13 Gene Garber, American baseball player, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 16 Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer, born in Frankfurt-Sossenheim, Germany
  • Nov 19 Bob Boone, baseball player and manager (Phillies, Angels), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 26 Larry Gura, American MLB baseball player, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Nov 26 Richie Hebner, American baseball player, born in Norwood, Massachusetts

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 1 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes 1920), dies from a heart attack at 30