November 1954 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 Lee Petty with 32 top-10 finishes from 34 races wins NASCAR Grand National Championship by 283 points from Herb Thomas; Petty fails to finish season ending Wilkes 160

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Nov 5 Montreal Canadien center Jean BĂ©liveau scores 3 goals in 44 seconds on future Hall of Fame goaltender Terry Sawchuk in 4-2 win v Boston Bruins; 2nd fastest NHL hat trick

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • Nov 7 Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3
  • Nov 13 1st Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats France 16-12
  • Nov 26 Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba
  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos win first of 3 straight Championships; defeat Montreal Alouettes, 26-25
  • Nov 27 19th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 30 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Ruben Guerrero, Mexican relay swimmer (Olympic-1968)
  • Nov 2 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur, sports team executive and owner, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 11 Gail Marquis, WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic silver 1976)
  • Nov 12 Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979)
  • Nov 12 Paul McNamee, Australia, tennis star
  • Nov 14 Bernard Hinault, French cyclist (Tour de France)
  • Nov 16 Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)
  • Nov 18 Evan Gray, New Zealand cricketer
  • Nov 23 Ken Schrom, baseball player
  • Nov 23 Glenn Brummer, American baseball player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 20 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (21) weds his high school sweetheart Dorothy Hoelle

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 22 Roderick McMahon, Professional Wrestling/Boxing Booker (b. 1882)
  • Nov 26 Bill Doak, former Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1891)