On This Day

November 1963 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 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 Elston Howard is 1st african American ever voted AL MVP

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Nov 10 Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Nov 11 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
  • Nov 26 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 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, 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 7 Shelly Miller, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25th-1994), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 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 Michael Anthony Powell, American long jumper (world record 1991, Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 13 Vinny Testaverde, NFL quarterback (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, 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 (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestZina Garrison

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

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
  • 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 Helen Reale, American WPVA volleyballer (Manhattan Beach-7th-1994), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 22 Hugh Millen, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
  • Nov 23 Dale Sveum, baseball player
  • Nov 25 Bernie Kosar, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns)
  • Nov 25 Steve Ave, St Germain Enlay France, US 1500m runner
  • Nov 26 Mario Elie, NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets)
  • Nov 28 Johnny Newman, NBA guard/forward (Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Nov 28 Walt Weiss, Tuxedo NY, shortstop (Oakland A's, Colorado Rockies)

Deaths in Sport

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