November 1965 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 Ernie Terrell retains WBA heavyweight boxing title; beats Canadian George Chuvalo in 15 round points decision in Toronto
  • 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
  • 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
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight 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, 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 1 Richard Stephens, NFL guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Nov 2 Chuck Klingbeil, American football NFL nose tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in Houghton, Michigan
  • Nov 3 John Feskens, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • Nov 3 Michael Paul Springer, PGA golfer (1994 Greater Milwaukee), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 4 Erik Norgard, NFL center/guard (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Nov 6 Brian Givens, American baseball pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Lompoc, California
  • Nov 6 Robert Oberrauch, Italian ice hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998), born in Bolzano, Italy
  • Nov 7 Sigrun Wodars, German athlete
  • Nov 8 Bart Latuheru, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), born in Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands
  • Nov 8 Jeff Blauser, American infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Los Gatos, California
  • Nov 8 Mike Peluso, NHL left wing (NJ Devils), born in Pengilly, Minnesota
  • Nov 9 Todd Gill, 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
  • Nov 11 Ruthie Matthes, Sun Valley Idaho, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 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 16 Glen Edward Day, American PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-2nd), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Nov 17 Grant Connell, Regina Saskatchawan, tennis player (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 17 Paul Sorrento, Somerville MA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • Nov 17 Raffaella Reggi, Italian tennis star
  • 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 18 Matt Kabayama, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • Nov 19 Erik Wilhelm, NFL quarterback (NY Jets)
  • Nov 19 Laurent Blanc, French footballer
  • Nov 20 Andrew Stewart, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Nov 22 Eric Allen, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • Nov 22 Mike Benjamin, Euclid Ohio, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Nov 22 R Duncan Douglas, American biathelete (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, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 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 Danielle Ammaccapane, LPGA golfer (1991 Register PING), born in Babylon, New York
  • Nov 27 Kathleen Heddle, Trail BC, rower (Olympic gold 1992/96)
  • Nov 27 Raffaella Ragge, Italian tennis star
  • Nov 28 David Ecob, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Nov 28 Matt Williams, infielder (SF Giants)
  • Nov 30 Mike Zandofsky, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Nov 30 Aldair, Brazilian footballer

Deaths in Sport

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