On This Day

November 1971 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 2 Baltimore Orioles pitcher Pat Dobson no-hits the Yomiuri Giants, 2 - 0; first no-hitter in history of exhibition play between American and Japanese teams
  • Nov 5 NBA's LA Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak

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Nov 20 21st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

Auto Racer Richard Petty
Auto Racer
Richard Petty
  • Nov 21 NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • Nov 23 Danny Murtaugh, manager of MLB world champions Pittsburgh Pirates, announces his retirement
  • Nov 24 Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (QB)
  • Nov 27 36th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-7 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Calgary Stampeders beat Toronto Argonauts, 14-11 on a slick, rain-covered field
  • Nov 29 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 3 Diego Alessi, Italian auto racer (ADAC GT Masters 2013), born in Rome, Italy
  • Nov 3 Dwight Yorke, Trinidad & Tobago soccer striker (74 caps; Aston Villa, Manchester United), born in Canaan, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Nov 3 Unai Emery, Spanish soccer manager (Valencia, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, PSG, Arsenal), born in Hondarribia, Spain
  • Nov 4 Russell Copeland, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • Nov 5 Erick Walder, American triple jumper, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Nov 5 Sergei Berezin, Russian NHL forward (Team Russia, Olympic silver 1998), born in Voskrensensk, Russia
  • Nov 5 Todd Collins, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins), born in Walpole, Massachusetts
  • Nov 5 Rob Jones, English footballer (Liverpool), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • Nov 6 Derrick Alexander, American NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 8 Anna Katrina Simcic, backstroker (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Nov 8 Twan Scheepers, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Nov 9 David Duval, American golfer (British Open 2001), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nov 9 Jimmy Hitchcock, American NFL cornerback (NE Patriots), born in Concord, North Carolina
  • Nov 9 Michael Barber, American NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), born in Winfield, West Virginia
  • Nov 9 Steve Rhem, American NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Ocala, Florida
  • Nov 10 Butch Huskey, American baseball infielder (NY Mets), born in Anadarko, Oklahoma
  • Nov 10 Jennifer McFalls, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Arlington, Texas
  • Nov 10 Kate Slatter, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 11 Melvin Tuten, American NFL tackle and coach (Cin Bengals), born in Washington, D. C.
  • Nov 11 Ryan Hancock, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Santa Clara, California
  • Nov 11 Paul Chaloner, English TV esports commentator
  • Nov 12 Heidi Burge, WNBA forward (LA Sparks), born in Harbor City, California
  • Nov 12 Shakeel Ahmed, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (v West Indies 1993), born in Daska, Pakistan
  • Nov 13 Anthony Whiteman, England, 800m/1500m runner
  • Nov 13 Craig Powell, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns)
  • Nov 13 Matthew Minagall, cricketer (S Australian lefty wrist-spinner 1991-95)
  • Nov 13 Ron Rivers, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • Nov 14 Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 416 dismissals, 47.6 batting average; first player 100 sixes in Tests) and broadcaster (FoxSports), born in Bellingen, Australia
  • Nov 15 Natalia Medvedeva, tennis star (1993 Prague Essen), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Nov 15 Rohan Robinson, Australian hurdler (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 16 Waqar Younis, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani fast/swing bowler)
  • Nov 16 Mustapha Hadji, Moroccan footballer
  • Nov 16 Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer
  • Nov 17 Audra Keller, Macon Georgia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Evansville IN)
  • Nov 18 Kylie Hanigan, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 19 Adrian Griffith, Barbadian cricketer (West Indian Test opening batsman), born in Saint James, Barbados
  • Nov 19 Andy Sheets, Baton Rouge LA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • Nov 19 Dimitri Yushkevich, Yaroslavl Russia, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leaf)
  • Nov 19 Michelle Andrews, Newcastle NSW Aust, field hockey striker (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 19 Jeremy McGrath, American motorcycle racer
  • Nov 20 Dion Nash, New Zealand cricketer (NZ right-arm medium-pacer 1992- ), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Nov 20 Joey Galloway, American NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks), born in Bellaire, Ohio
  • Nov 20 Robert Wijnands, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Nov 21 Michael Strahan, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (7 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 2007; NY Giants) and broadcaster (Fox NFL Sunday, co-host ABC's Good Morning America), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 21 Ramondo Stallings, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • Nov 22 Lloyd Kammeron, soccer player (Feyenoord, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Nov 22 Tyoka Jackson, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Nov 22 Yone Kamio, tennis star (1995 semi-finalist Hobart), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Nov 23 Jim Pyne, NFL guard/corner (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Milford, Massachusetts
  • Nov 23 Vin Baker, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Lake Wales, Florida
  • Nov 24 Keith Primeau, NHL forward (Carolina, Detroit), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 24 Tony Cline, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • Nov 26 Emma Robinson, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 26 Vince Danielsen, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Nov 26 Winky Wright, American professional boxer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 27 Larry Allen, American NFL guard/tackle (Dallas Cowboys), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 27 Nick Van Exel, American NBA guard (LA Lakers), born in Kenosha, Winconsin
  • Nov 28 William Simas Jr, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Hanford, California
  • Nov 29 Amy Peterson, Maplewood Minn, short track skater (Olympics 1994)
  • Nov 29 Brad May, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 30 Matthew Lawton, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 2000, 04; Minnesota Twins), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Nov 30 Heath Davis, New Zealand cricket bowler (NZ open v England 1994), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nov 30 Iván Rodríguez, MLB catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • Nov 30 Ray Durham, American MLB infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Charlotte, North Carolina

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 27 MLB center fielder Willie Mays (40) weds Mae Louise Allen in Mexico City

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 3 Étienne Gailly, Belgian long distance runner (famous Olympic bronze finish 1948), dies at 48
  • Nov 5 Sam Jones, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 59; no-hitter 1955; Chicago Cubs), dies of neck cancer at 45
  • Nov 14 William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (b. 1934)
  • Nov 19 Bill Stern, American sportscaster (first televised college football game), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Nov 23 Lisle Nagel, Australian cricket opening bowler (1932), dies
  • Nov 27 Joe Guyon, American NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc), dies at 79