On This Day

November 1958 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 2 Los Angeles Rams beat Chicago Bears, 41-35 before 90,833 fans at the Los Angeles Coliseum; NFL single-game attendance record
  • Nov 12 Bob Turley of Yankees wins Cy Young Award
  • Nov 13 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
  • Nov 28 George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Nov 28 Test Cricket debut for Wes Hall, v India at Bombay
  • Nov 29 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 35-28 for a 4th Championship
  • Nov 29 23rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 14-8 in Birmingham

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 2 Willie McGee, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1983, 85, 87-88; NL MVP 1985; St Louis Cardinals), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 3 Andy Mapple, English water skier (World Slalom C'ship 1981, 89, 95, 97, 99, 2001), born in Lytham, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • Nov 3 Derrike Cope, American auto racer and team owner (Daytona 500 1990), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 3 Brady Hoke, American college football coach (San Diego State, Michigan), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Nov 13 Linda Jackson, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 14 Lynda Lehmann, Karoonda Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 15 Marty Davis, American tennis star, born in San Jose, California
  • Nov 19 Michael Wilbon, sports analyst
  • Nov 21 Evert van Benthem, Dutch skater (11 Cities Skating Race, 1985, 86)
  • Nov 21 Tim Robinson, cricketer (solid England opener in 29 Tests 1984-89)
  • Nov 22 Lee Guetterman, pitcher (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Nov 23 Martin Snedden, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer of 80's)
  • Nov 24 Roy Aitken, Scottish former footballer
  • Nov 27 Julia Celotto, American WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz/Pismo-9th-1994), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 27 Mike Scioscia, American baseball player and manager (LA Dodgers), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

Person of interestDave Righetti

Nov 28 Dave Righetti, American baseball pitcher (Yankees, Giants) and coach, born in San Jose, California

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • Nov 28 Kriss Akabusi, Great Britain, 4X400 runner (Olympic silver 1984)

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 17 Mort Cooper, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1942, 43, 45, 46; World Series 1942, 44; NL MVP 1942), dies of cirrhosis and a staphylococcal infection at 45
  • Nov 18 Sivert Samuelson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1910), dies
  • Nov 21 Mel Ott, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder and manager (12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1933; 6 × NL home run leader ; NY Giants), dies of injuries sustained in an auto accident at 49