On This Day

November 1957 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 5 Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket
  • Nov 7 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 10 NFL record crowd (102,368), '49ers vs Rams in LA
  • Nov 10 Cleveland Browns' Don Paul sets club record for longest fumble return with a 89-yard run (and TD), beating Pittsburgh 24-0

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Nov 16 Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Nov 16 Oklahoma Football's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame, 7-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 2nd time

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 24 Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Nov 28 Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award
  • Nov 29 NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers & Giants
  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Tiger-Cats take out their 2nd title; beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 32-7
  • Nov 30 22nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 40-0 in Birmingham

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Murray Pierce, New Zealand rugby union lock (26 caps; Wellington RFU), born in Timaru, Canterbury
  • Nov 3 Steve Johnson, American basketball center (NBA All Star 1988; Portland Trail Blazers), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Nov 4 Aleksandr Tkachev, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold team, parallel bars 1980), born in Semiluki, Voronezh Oblast
  • Nov 7 Jonathan Palmer, British businessman and Formula One racer, born in Lewisham, London
  • Nov 7 Kathy McMillan, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1976; Boycott Games gold 1980), born in Raeford, North Carolina
  • Nov 8 Yohan Gunasekera, Sri Lankan cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Nov 8 Alan Curbishley, English football manager (Charlton Athletic), born in Forest Gate, Essex, England
  • Nov 10 Jodi Anderson, American long jump champ (1978-81), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 12 Gail Castro, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1991, Olympics 1996), born in Glendale, California
  • Nov 19 George Leary, Newmarket Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-16-92, 96)
  • Nov 19 Otis J Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants, 1990 Super Bowl MVP)
  • Nov 20 Mike Craven, former English professional footballer
  • Nov 25 Terry Stotts, American basketball head coach (Portland Trail Blazers 2012-19; Atlanta Hawks 2002-04; Milwaukee Bucks 2005-07), born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Nov 27 Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish racecar driver

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 11 Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 1 Charlie Caldwell, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Williams, Princeton), dies at 56
  • Nov 2 Ted Meredith, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m in world record 1:51.9s 1912), dies at 64
  • Nov 9 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (1st recognised world long jump record), dies at 85