November 1969 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Nov 2 41-year old Detroit right wing Gordie Howe picks up his 19th and final NHL hat trick as the Red Wings beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3; Howe is the oldest player to score an NHL hat-trick

  • Nov 2 Quarterbacks Billy Kilmer of New Orleans and St Louis' Charlie Johnson each pass for 6 touchdowns for combined NFL record of 12 passing TDs in a game; Saints beat Cardinals, 51-42 at Busch Memorial Stadium

Sports History

Nov 6 Inaugural Cy Young Award is a tie between Mike Cuellar and Denny McLain

Sports History

Nov 12 Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew is voted AL MVP

  • Nov 16 US President Nixon becomes first president to attend a season NFL game while in office: the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28

Sports History

Nov 20 Brazilian soccer icon Pele scores his 1,000th goal

  • Nov 20 Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut v Australia Kanpur
  • Nov 25 KC outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 26 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
  • Nov 28 Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 29 34th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 49-26 in Birmingham
  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, Autostade, Montreal: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Saskatchewan Roughriders, 29-11; first Grey Cup game played in its entirety on a Sunday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Tie Domi, Canadian ice hockey right wing (third overall penalty minutes in NHL history; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Nov 4 Jan Apell, Swedish player, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Nov 4 Katrin Borchert, Australian sprint canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Waren (Müritz), Germany
  • Nov 4 Tommy Henry, American CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Nov 6 Don Wengert, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Nov 7 Tanya Dubnicoff, Canadian cyclist (Olympic 6th 1992, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Nov 9 Ángel Miranda, Puerto Rican MLB baseball pitcher, 1993-97 (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
  • Nov 10 Arjan van der Laan, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Nieuwkoop, Netherlands
  • Nov 10 Dan Farthing, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Nov 10 Ed Ward, Canadian NHL right wing (Calgary Flames), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Nov 10 Faustino Asprilla, Colombian footballer, born in Tuluá, Colombia
  • Nov 10 Jens Lehmann, German football goalkeeper, born in Essen, West Germany
  • Nov 10 Rod Milstead, American NFL guard (Super Bowl 1994, SF 49ers; coach Delaware State), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 11 Damion Easley, American infielder (California Angels), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 11 Dave Moore, NFL tight end/fullback (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Nov 11 Jeff Sydner, NFL wide receiver/punt returner (NY Jets), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Nov 11 Michael Owens, cricket pace bowler (NZ Test), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Nov 12 Iain Sydie, American badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in North York, Ontario
  • Nov 12 Jason Cundy, English footballer and broadcaster, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Nov 12 Trevor Shaw, Canadian CFL slot back (BC Lions), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 14 Mark Henderson, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m medley 1996; World C'ship gold 1991, 94), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 14 Sue Stewart, Canadian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 15 Helen Kelesi, Canadian tennis star
  • Nov 15 Peter Martin, cricketer (Lancashire & England pace bowler 1995)
  • Nov 16 Mike Devlin, American NFL guard/center (Buffalo Bills, Cardinals), born in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Nov 16 Thomas Ingalsbe, 238+ lbs (108+ kg) US weightlifter (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 17 Takako Inque, Toride Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • Nov 18 Lee Anne Ketcham, female pitcher (Silver Bullets), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Nov 18 Raghib Ismail, American NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Oakland Raiders), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Nov 18 Sam Cassell, American NBA guard (NJ Nets, Houston Rockets), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 19 Rod Mapstone, Australian long jumper (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 20 Chris Harris, New Zealand cricketer (NZ all-rounder in ODI's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Nov 20 Richard Dickson Reid, New Zealand road race cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 20 Silvia Sommaggio, Italian 5k runner, born in Camposampiero., Italy

Ken Griffey Jr.

Nov 21 Ken Griffey Jr., American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (13 x MLB All Star, AL MVP 1997; 10 x Gold Glove; Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds), born in Donora, Pennsylvania

  • Nov 22 Byron Houston, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • Nov 22 Dave Sims, English rugby union lock (3 Tests; Gloucester RFC; Barbarians RFC 1995, 96, 99), born in Gloucester, England (d. 2022)
  • Nov 22 John Parrella, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Nov 24 Romesh Kaluwitharana, cricket (big-hit SL batsman, ton on Test debut)
  • Nov 25 Anthony Peeler, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Nov 26 Sam Militello, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Nov 26 Shawn Kemp, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • Nov 28 Dale Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • Nov 28 Doug Petersen, CFL defensive end (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Nov 28 Marc Spindler, NFL defensive tackle/end (NY Jets, Detroit Lions)
  • Nov 28 Nick Knight, cricketer (England opening batsman 1995- )
  • Nov 28 Pedro Astacio, Hato Mayor Dom Rep, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Nov 28 Pio Sagapolutele, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns)
  • Nov 28 Robb Nen, San Pedro, California, American MLB pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Nov 28 Sonia O'Sullivan, Irish 5k runner (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • Nov 29 Ben Iroha, Nigerian football player (Vitesse), born in Aba, Nigeria
  • Nov 29 Kasey Keller, American soccer player, born in Olympia, Washington
  • Nov 29 Mariano Rivera, Panamanian Baseball HOF pitcher (13 × MLB All-Star; 5 × World Series; World Series MVP 1999; NY Yankees), born in Panama City, Panama
  • Nov 29 Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch soccer player (NAC, Celtic), born in Steenbergen, Netherlands
  • Nov 30 Larry Brown, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders)
  • Nov 30 Mark Lewis, American MLB infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Hamilton, Ohio

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 3 Zeki Rıza Sporel, Turkish soccer striker (16 caps; Fenerbahçe), dies at 71
  • Nov 5 Lloyd Corrigan, American actor (Papa Dodger, The Manchurian Candidate), dies at 69