November 1949 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18 NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Nov 24 Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 25 Ted Williams wins AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Nov 26 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Montreal Alouettes beat Calgary Stampeders, 28-15 for their first Championship

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestLarry Holmes

Nov 3 Larry Holmes, American heavyweight boxing champ (1978-85), born in Cuthbert, Georgia

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Nov 3 Roswitha Krause, USSR, 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic silver 1968)
  • Nov 4 Kathy McMullen, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 11 Kathy Postlewait, Norfolk VA, LPGA golfer (1989 Sara Lee)
  • Nov 13 Yoshimi Ishibashi, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Nov 17 Thomas Lionel Hill, American 110m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1972), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 18 Ted Sator, NHL coach (NY Rangers, Buffalo Sabres), born in Utica, New York
  • Nov 19 Ahmad Rashad, [Bobby Moore], NFL receiver (Minnesota Vikings)/sportscaster
  • Nov 20 Juha Mieto, Finland, 15KM skier (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Nov 21 Basil Williams, cricketer (century on debut for West Indies 1978)
  • Nov 21 Barbara Jo Rubin, American jockey, first women to win a race on a major US track, born in Highland, Illinois
  • Nov 22 David Pietrusza, American baseball historian
  • Nov 25 Kerry O'Keeffe, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-77)
  • Nov 27 Masanori Sekiya, Japanese racing driver
  • Nov 29 Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • Nov 29 Jerry Lawler, American wrestler
  • Nov 30 Margaret Whitton, actress (Good & Evil, Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 1 Leslie Gay, cricket wicket-keeper/goalkeeper (England in 1890's), dies