On This Day

November 1969 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • 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

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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

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

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

MLB Pitcher Denny McLain
MLB Pitcher
Denny McLain

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Nov 12 Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew is voted AL MVP

Baseball Player Harmon Killebrew
Baseball Player
Harmon Killebrew
  • 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
  • Nov 20 Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut v Australia Kanpur

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

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend

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Nov 20 San Francisco Giant Willie McCovey edges Tom Seaver as NL MVP

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • 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 tennis star
  • Nov 4 Katrin Borchert, Australian sprint canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Waren (Müritz), Germany
  • Nov 4 Tommy Henry, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Nov 6 Don Wengert, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Nov 7 Michelle Morse, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995), born in Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • Nov 7 Tanya Dubnicoff, Canadian cyclist (Olympic 6th 1992, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Nov 8 Devon McDonald, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Nov 8 Ricardo McDonald, American NFL linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Nov 9 Angel Miranda, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (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 Rod Milstead, American NFL guard (Super Bowl 1994, SF 49ers; coach Delaware State), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 10 Faustino Asprilla, Colombian footballer, born in Tuluá, Colombia
  • Nov 10 Jens Lehmann, German football goalkeeper, born in Essen, West Germany
  • 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 Trevor Shaw, CFL slot back (BC Lions), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Nov 12 Jason Cundy, English footballer and broadcaster, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 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

Person of interestKen Griffey Jr.

Nov 21 Ken Griffey Jr., American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (13-time MLB All Star, AL MVP 1997), born in Donora, Pennsylvania

Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr.
Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder
Ken Griffey Jr.
  • Nov 22 Byron Houston, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • 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 Mariano Rivera, Panamanian-American pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Panama City, Panama
  • Nov 29 Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch soccer player (NAC, Celtic), born in Steenbergen, Netherlands
  • Nov 29 Kasey Keller, American soccer player, born in Olympia, Washington
  • 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