On This Day

November 1965 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 Ernie Terrell retains WBA heavyweight boxing title; beats Canadian George Chuvalo in 15 round points decision in Toronto

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Nov 3 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax is named Cy Young Award winner by a unanimous vote and for a third time; posts 26-8 record, 1.73 ERA and record-shattering 382 strikeouts

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • Nov 9 1st NY Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St Louis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Willie Mays named NL MVP

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Nov 17 William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 22 In his second title defence, Muhammad Ali scores 12th-round KO of Floyd Patterson at Las Vegas Convention Center to retain his world heavyweight boxing championship

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Nov 23 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB)
  • Nov 26 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16; strong winds meant all scoring occurred by the team going with the wind
  • Nov 27 1966 NFL Draft: Tommy Nobis from University of Texas first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • Nov 27 30th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-3 in Birmingham

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Nov 28 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 10 shots from Peggy Wilson for her first major title

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 4 Erik Norgard, American NFL center and guard (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), born in Bellevue, Washington
  • Nov 6 Brian Givens, American baseball pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Lompoc, California
  • Nov 7 Sigrun Wodars, German middle distance athlete (Olympic gold 1988)
  • Nov 8 Jeff Blauser, American infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Los Gatos, California
  • Nov 8 Mike Peluso, American NHL left wing (NJ Devils), born in Pengilly, Minnesota
  • Nov 9 Todd Gill, Canadian NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Brockville, Canada
  • Nov 10 Eddie Irvine, Irish auto racer (runner-up World F1 Championship 1999), born in Newtownards, Northern Ireland
  • Nov 10 Jamie Dixon, American basketball coach (University of Pittsburgh men's basketball team 2003-16), born in Burbank, California
  • Nov 11 Ruthie Matthes, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Sun Valley Idaho
  • Nov 12 Mike Keim, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Nov 13 Kevin Gamble, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • Nov 13 Rob Natal, catcher (Florida Marlins), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 13 Sheryl Boyle, Renfrew Ontario, kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 13 Zeljko Petrovic, soccer player (FC The Bosch/RKC)
  • Nov 15 Stefan Pfeiffer, German swimmer
  • Nov 17 Grant Connell, Canadian tennis player who was the world's #1 doubles player in the 1990s, born in Regina Saskatchewan
  • Nov 17 Paul Sorrento, Somerville MA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • Nov 17 Rob Koll, Bellefonte PA, 163 lbs/74 kg freestyle wrestler (Olymp-96)
  • Nov 17 Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Nov 18 Mark Petkovsek, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Nov 19 Erik Wilhelm, NFL quarterback (NY Jets)
  • Nov 19 Laurent Blanc, French footballer
  • Nov 20 Andrew Stewart, American CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Nov 22 Eric Allen, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • Nov 22 Mike Benjamin, Euclid Ohio, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Nov 22 R Duncan Douglas, American biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 23 Rodion Gataullin, Uzbekistan, pole vaulter (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Nov 24 Nyla Jane Carroll, New Plymouth NZ, 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 25 Anthony Newman, NFL safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • Nov 25 Cris Carter, Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (8 × Pro Bowl 1993–2000; First-team All-Pro 1994, 99; NFL receiving TD leader 1995, 97, 99; Minnesota Vikings), born in Troy, Ohio
  • Nov 25 Jeff Norton, Acton, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Nov 25 Mike Gebhardt, mistral sailor (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Nov 25 Yasmin "Yaz" Farooq, Waupun Wisc, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • Nov 27 Raffaella Reggi, Italian tennis player (US Open mixed doubles 1986), born in Faenza, Italy
  • Nov 27 Danielle Ammaccapane, American golfer (7 LPGA Tour titles), born in Babylon, New York
  • Nov 27 Kathleen Heddle OBC, Canadian rower (Olympic gold coxless pair, 8's 1992; double sculls 1996), born in Trail, British Columbia (d. 2021)
  • Nov 28 Matt Williams, American baseball infielder (5 x MLB All Star; NL home run leader 1994; NL RBI leader 1990; SF Giants) and manager (Washington Nationals), born in Bishop, California
  • Nov 30 Mike Zandofsky, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Nov 30 Aldair, Brazilian footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 14 George Bissett, South African cricketer (25 wickets in 4 Tests for South Africa), dies at 60