On This Day

November 1972 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Nov 2 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton is unanimously selected National League Cy Young Award winner; wins 27 games for Phillies, who as a team win only 57 games

  • Nov 4 Kings score 3 goals within 45 seconds against Islanders
  • Nov 11 Rugby League World Cup, Stade de Gerland, Lyon, France: Australia and Great Britain draw 10-10; Great Britain awarded the Trophy

Sports History

Nov 12 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

  • Nov 15 White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
  • Nov 21 Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL
  • Nov 22 Philadelphia Flyers beat New York Islanders and start them on 15 game winless streak
  • Nov 22 In Pittsburgh, Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07) in 10-4 win over St. Louis Blues
  • Nov 26 NFL NY Giant placekicker Péte Gogolák scores team record 8 PAT (points after touchdown) in 62-10 win over Philadelphia Eagles at Yankee Stadium, NYC
  • Nov 27 Yanks trade Ellis, Torres & Spikes to Indians for Nettles & Moses

Sports History

Nov 28 LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels


Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Glen Murray, Canadian ice hockey right wing (1,009 NHL games; All Star 2003-04; Boston Bruins), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Nov 1 Paul Dickov, Scottish soccer striker and manager (10 caps; Manchester City, Leicester City), born in Livingston, West Lothian
  • Nov 2 Alfred Schreuder, Dutch soccer midfielder and manager (NAC Breda; manager: 1899 Hoffenheim), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
  • Nov 2 Marie-Josée Gilbeau-Ouimet, Canadian kayaker (World C'ships 3 gold K-2 200m 1995, 98; K-4 200m 1995), born in Lachine, Quebec
  • Nov 2 Darío Silva, Uruguayan soccer striker (49 caps, 14 goals; Málaga, Cagliari), born in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay
  • Nov 3 Armando Benitez, Dominican baseball pitcher (NL saves leader 2004; MLB All Star 2003, 04; NY Mets, Seattle Mariners, Florida Marlins), born in Ramón Santana, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 3 Ugo Ehiogu, English soccer defender (4 caps; Aston Villa, Middlesborough), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Nov 4 Luís Figo, Portuguese footballer (Real Madrid, Inter Milan), born in Almada, Portugal
  • Nov 6 Anthony Brown, American NFL tackle (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Okinawa, Japan
  • Nov 6 Vicki Movessian, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympic-98), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Nov 6 Garry Flitcroft, English soccer midfielder, manager (Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers), born in Bolton, Lancashire
  • Nov 6 Deivi Cruz, American baseball player, born in Nizao, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 7 Emily Lesueur, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold teams 1996), born in Glendale, California
  • Nov 7 Jimmy Gary Jr., American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in Stuart, Florida
  • Nov 7 Marcus Stewart, English football player, born in Bristol, England
  • Nov 8 Chris Fydler, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Nov 8 Ken Blackman, American NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Brunswick, Georgia
  • Nov 9 Laxmi Poruri, American tennis star (1994 Futures-College Park), born in Guntur, India
  • Nov 9 Mark Fields, American NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 10 Dick Kooijman, Dutch soccer player (Heracles, FC Groningen, Az), born in Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands
  • Nov 10 Isaac Bruce, American NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Nov 10 Shawn Green, American baseball outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • Nov 10 Virág Csurgó, Hungarian tennis star (1993 Futures-Freeport), born in Siófok, Hungary
  • Nov 11 Jack Jackson, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Toronto Argonauts), born in Moss Point, Mississippi
  • Nov 11 Steve Konowalchuk, American NHL center (Washington Capitals), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Nov 12 Vassilis Tsiartas, Greek footballer, born in Alexandria, Greece
  • Nov 14 Aaron Taylor, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Nov 14 Ed Patterson, Delta, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • Nov 14 Lori Dupuis, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Nov 15 Christian van der Weerden, Dutch soccer player (NEC, Vitesse)
  • Nov 15 Greg Bloedorn, NFL center (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Nov 18 Jason Arnberger, cricketer (NSW opening batsman 1994-95 -)
  • Nov 19 David Palmer, American NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings 1994-2002), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Nov 20 Trent Pollard, American NFL guard (Cin Bengals), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 20 Yanick Dupre, Canadian NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1997)
  • Nov 21 David Tua, Samoan boxer
  • Nov 22 Mavan Atapattu, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman)
  • Nov 24 Barry Potomski, Windsor, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
  • Nov 24 Fred Brathwaite, NHL goalie (Edmonton Oilers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nov 25 Kevin Han, US badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Shanghai, China
  • Nov 25 Petteri Nummelin, Turku FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • Nov 27 Jason Burns, American NFL running back (Cin Bengals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 28 Paulo Figueiredo, Angolan footballer
  • Nov 29 Jamal Mashburn, American NBA forward (Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Nov 30 Abel Xavier, Portuguese footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 10 Charlie Hallows, English cricketer who scored 1000 runs in a single month in May 1928, dies at 77