November 1956 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Nov 6 Netherlands and Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviet actions in the Hungarian Revolution

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 17 Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Nov 22 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • Nov 24 44th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 50-27
  • Nov 26 USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks
  • Nov 27 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 30 Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 3 Bob Welch, American MLB pitcher (Oakland), born in Seal Beach, CA, (d. 2014)
  • Nov 6 Graeme Wood, Australian cricketer (Australian lefty opening batsman 1978-88), born in East Fremantle, Australia
  • Nov 8 Beverly Klass, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 16 Terry Labonte, American NASCAR driver
  • Nov 18 Tony Franklin, NFL kicker (Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots)
  • Nov 18 Warren Moon, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Seahawks, Vikings)
  • Nov 18 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1995)
  • Nov 20 Mark Gastineau, NFL end (NY Jets, Pro Bowl 1981-85)
  • Nov 23 Bruce Edgar, cricketer (NZ opener through the 80')
  • Nov 23 Shane Gould, Brisbane Queensland, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972)
  • Nov 25 Liana Vicens, Puerto Rico, 100m breaststroke (Olympics 1968)
  • Nov 26 Dale Jarrett, American race car driver
  • Nov 29 Eric Laakso, American football player

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 1 Lajos Asztalos, International Chess Master (1950), dies at 67