On This Day

November 1963 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Nov 3 Joe Weatherly finishes 7th in the season ending Golden State 400 at Riverside International Raceway; retains NASCAR Sprint Cup by 2,228 points from 14-time winner Richard Petty

  • Nov 7 New York Yankee catcher Elston Howard is first African-American to be voted AL MVP

NHL Record

Nov 10 Detroit right wing Gordie Howe surpasses Maurice Richard as leading NHL all-time goal scorer with 545th career goal in a 3-0 Red Wings victory over Montreal Canadiens in Detroit

  • Nov 26 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)

Sports History

Nov 26 Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year

  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat BC Lions, 21-10; features controversial sequence involving American players Angelo Mosca and Willie Fleming
  • Nov 30 28th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-8 in Birmingham, Auburn's first points in the series in five years

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Mark Hughes, Welsh soccer striker and manager (72 caps; Manchester United 256 games; Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Stoke City), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • Nov 2 Ines Diers, German swimmer (GDR Olympic gold 400m, 4x100m relay 1980), born in Rochlitz, Sachsen, Germany
  • Nov 3 Howard Ballard, American NFL tackle (Pro Bowl 1992-93, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks), born in Ashland, Alabama
  • Nov 3 Ian Wright MBE, English soccer striker and broadcaster (33 caps; Crystal Palace, Arsenal), born in London, England
  • Nov 3 Shigeaki Hattori, Japanese auto racer and team owner (Hattori Racing Enterprises: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 2018), born in Okayama, Okayama
  • Nov 4 David Williams, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (11 Tests; 42 dismissals), born in Penal, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Nov 4 Michel Therrien, Canadian ice hockey coach (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 5 Hans Gilhaus, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Helmond, Netherlands
  • Nov 6 Jean-Marc Chouinard, Canadian fencer (epee - Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 7 John Barnes, British football player, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Nov 7 Michael Heidt, hockey defenseman (Team Germany), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 8 Dwight Smith, American outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Nov 8 Paul Butcher, American NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 9 Anthony Bowie, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 10 Mike McCarthy, American football coach (Super Bowl 2010, Green Bay Packers 2006-18; Dallas Cowboys 2020), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 10 Michael Anthony Powell, American long jumper (world record 1991, Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 13 Vinny Testaverde, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1986, U of Miami; Pro Bowl 1996, 98; Tampa Bay Bucs, NY Jets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 14 Mike Prior, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Nov 15 Gideon Joe Ng, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 15 Michele McAnany, female infielder (Colorado Silver Bullets), born in Los Angeles, California

Zina Garrison

Nov 16 Zina Garrison, American tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1990, Olympic doubles gold 1988), born in Houston, Texas

  • Nov 18 Dante Bichette, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Nov 18 Peter Schmeichel, Danish footballer
  • Nov 18 Len Bias, American basketball player (Boston Celtics pick for 1986 draft), born in Landover, Maryland (d. 1986)
  • Nov 21 Peter Bosz, Dutch soccer star (Toulon/Feyenoord)
  • Nov 22 Hugh Millen, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
  • Nov 23 Dale Sveum, American MLB player and coach, born in Richmond, California
  • Nov 25 Bernie Kosar, American football quarterback (Super Bowl 1993 Dallas Cowboys; Pro Bowl 1987, 89 Cleveland Browns), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Nov 25 Steve Ave, St Germain Enlay France, US 1500m runner
  • Nov 26 Mario Elie, American NBA forward and guard (Houston Rockets), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 28 Johnny Newman, NBA guard/forward (Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Nov 28 Walt Weiss, American baseball shortstop (AL Rookie of the Year 1988; World Series 1989; MLB All Star 1998; Oakland A's, Colorado Rockies) and manager (Colorado Rockies 2013-16), born in Tuxedo, New York

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 22 Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies