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November 30, 1971 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

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Emmy and Peabody Award-winning TV movie "Brian's Song", about the friendship of Chicago Bears football teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers (based on Sayers' autobiography) premieres on ABC, starring James Caan and Billie Dee Williams

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers

Birthdays in Sport

  • Heath Davis, New Zealand cricket bowler (NZ open v England 1994), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Iván Rodríguez, MLB catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • Matthew Lawton, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 2000, 04; Minnesota Twins), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Ray Durham, American MLB infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
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