November 1970 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 First NFL regular season New York Giants-Jets game; Giants win 22-10 at Shea Stadium
  • Nov 3 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson wins his second NL Cy Young Award (23-7 record, 274 strikeouts and 3.12 ERA
  • Nov 7 Argentine boxer Carlos Monzon upsets defending champion Nino Benvenuti of Italy in 12th round KO in Rome to win WBC, WBA middleweight titles
  • Nov 8 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
  • Nov 8 5th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 12-7
  • Nov 12 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103

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Nov 15 Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory"

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 18 Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

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Nov 18 Johnny Bench wins NL MVP

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Nov 21 NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden
  • Nov 22 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Isaac wins
  • Nov 24 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
  • Nov 25 Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 27 Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh v England, Brisbane
  • Nov 28 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
  • Nov 28 35th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 33-28 in Birmingham
  • Nov 29 Colin Cowdrey becomes Test Cricket's leading run scorer (7,250)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Dawn Marple, team handball wing/back (Olympics 1996), born in Salem, Ohio
  • Nov 1 Sherwin Campbell, cricketer (WI opening batsman 1995)
  • Nov 2 Corbin Lacina, American football NFL guard (Buffalo Bills), born in Mankato, Minnesota
  • Nov 3 Doug Zmolek, NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Rochester, New York
  • Nov 4 Corey Schwab, Canadian NHL goalie (NJ Devils), born in North Battleford, Canada
  • Nov 4 Tim DeBoom, American triathlete, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Nov 5 Javier Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Nov 5 Ryan Wetnight, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears)
  • Nov 6 Eric Mueller, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Nov 6 Maa Tanuvasa, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Nu'uuli, American Samoa
  • Nov 6 Patrick Burke, Irish CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Nov 6 Rich Braham, American NFL center (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Nov 7 Andre Hastings, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints)
  • Nov 7 Kris[ten] Fillat, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 7 Marc Rosset, tennis star (1992 French Doubles), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Nov 7 Andy Houston, American NASCAR driver
  • Nov 8 DeWayne Knight, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • Nov 8 Qadry Ismail, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Nov 8 José Francisco Porras, Costa Rican footballer, born in Grecia, Costa Rica
  • Nov 9 Bill Guerin, NHL right wing (NJ Devils, Oilers), born in Wilbraham, Massachusetts
  • Nov 9 Chad Ogea, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Nov 9 Chantal Brunner, long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nov 9 Melanie Roche, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Bankstown, New South Wales
  • Nov 10 Trent Dimas, NM, gymnast (Olympic gold 1992, 96)
  • Nov 10 Freddy Loix, Belgian rally driver
  • Nov 11 Jeff Ware, Norfolk VA, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Nov 12 Tonya Harding, figure skater (Olympic 8th-1994/US Champ 1994), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 14 Dana Stubblefield, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • Nov 14 Darrien Gordon, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Nov 14 David Wesley, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Boston Celtics)
  • Nov 14 Derrick Hoskins, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • Nov 14 Dexter Nottage, NFL defensive end (Wash Redskins, KC Chiefs)
  • Nov 15 Cecil Doggette, WLAF cornerback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Nov 15 Lesley Reddon, ice hockey goalie (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Nov 15 Patrick Mboma, Cameroonian footballer
  • Nov 16 Jason Carthen, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • Nov 17 Chris Tamer, Dearborn, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • Nov 17 Max Huiberts, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Nov 18 Allen Watson, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 18 Toby Wright, safety (St Louis Rams)
  • Nov 19 Berthil de Avest, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Twente)
  • Nov 19 Bhupinder Singh Jr, cricketer (Punjab & Indian ODI batsman)
  • Nov 19 Jenni Meno, Pompton Plains NJ, pairs skaters (Olympics 1994)
  • Nov 19 Larry Tharpe, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions)
  • Nov 19 Rickey Brady, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Nov 20 Trevor Cobb, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Nov 20 Delia Gonzalez, American-Mexican boxer, born in Anthony, New Mexico
  • Nov 21 Jorgen Gustafsson, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Nov 21 Justin Langer, cricketer (gutsy Australian lefty bat 1993- )
  • Nov 21 Keith Crawford, wide receiver (St Louis Rams)
  • Nov 22 Alison Korn, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nov 22 Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lankan cricketeer
  • Nov 23 Glenn Murray, Manning SC, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Nov 24 Brett Wallerstedt, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • Nov 24 Chris Hall, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Nov 24 Doug Brien, kicker (New Orleans Saints)
  • Nov 24 Jason Jacome, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 24 Kelly Blair, Prosser Wash, heptathlete
  • Nov 24 Lemanski Hall, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Nov 24 Nancy Mason, Belleville Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995)
  • Nov 25 Purvis Hunt, NFL/WLAF guard (Houston Oilers, Scottish Claymores)
  • Nov 25 Shane Pahukoa, NFL safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • Nov 26 Greg Graham, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • Nov 26 John Amaechi, NBA center/forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Nov 26 Mark Dixon, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Nov 27 Calvin Jones, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Nov 27 Chris Underwood, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 27 Patrick Bates, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Nov 27 Todd Kelly, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • Nov 28 Arshad Laiq, cricket all-rounder (United Arab Emirates World Cup 1996)
  • Nov 28 Evan Droop, Yarrawonga VIC, Australian golfer
  • Nov 28 Jason Day, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 28 Todd Perry, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Nov 28 Álex López Morón, Spanish tennis player, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Nov 29 Guy Hill, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 NCAA-3rd), born in Atlanta, Georgia,
  • Nov 29 Lamar Smith, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Nov 29 Tonya Gill, LPGA golfer (1995 Ping/Welch-14th)
  • Nov 29 Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer
  • Nov 30 Corrina Kennedy, Saskatoon Saskatchawan, kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 30 James Brown, tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Nov 30 John DeWitt, WLAF defensive end (Scottish Claymores)
  • Nov 30 Mario Bailey, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Nov 30 Natalie Williams, volleyball outside hitter (Olympics 1996), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 30 Ricky Powers, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
  • Nov 30 Robert Griffith, NFL strong safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Nov 30 Yayuk Basuki, Yogyakarta Indonesia, tennis star (1996 Hobart doubles)

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 21 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, dies at 83