On This Day

November 1973 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 3 BYU receiver Jay Miller sets an NCAA football single game record with 22 catches (for 263 yards) en route to a 56-21 victory over New Mexico at Cougar Stadium, Provo, Utah
  • Nov 4 New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills
  • Nov 4 Chicago centre Stan Mikita registers his 1,000 NHL career point in the Black Hawks 5-3 loss to the Minnesota North Stars at the Met Centre, Bloomington, Minnesota

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Nov 13 Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Nov 14 Canada begins production of Olympic coins

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Nov 14 Jim Palmer is named AL Cy Young winner

Baseball Player Jim Palmer
Baseball Player
Jim Palmer

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Nov 21 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) wins MLB's NL MVP

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Nov 25 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Vancouver: Ottawa Rough Riders 8th Championship; defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 2 Jason Smith, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (1,008 NHL games; NJ Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 2 Ben Graham, Australian Football League ruckman and executive (Geelong, Western Bulldogs) and NFL punter (Arizona Cardinals), born in Geelong, Victoria
  • Nov 5 Alexei Yashin, Russian NHL center (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Ottawa Senators), born in Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • Nov 5 Johnny Damon, American professional baseball outfielder (Kansas City Royals), born in Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Nov 5 Kate Anderson, Australian 1.5k/3k/5k runner (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 5 Rupert Grant, American NFL fullback (NE Patriots), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 6 Taje Allen, American football player (St Louis Rams), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Nov 7 Martín Palermo, Argentine footballer, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • Nov 8 Frantisek Kaberle, Czech ice hockey defenceman (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Kladno, Czech Republic
  • Nov 8 Nicole Teter, American 800m runner, born in Palo Alto, California
  • Nov 9 Fred Lindberg, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales Australia
  • Nov 9 Zisis Vryzas, Greek footballer, born in Kavala, Greece
  • Nov 10 Cale Hulse, Canadian NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Nov 10 Darius Holland, American NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • Nov 10 John Solomon, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Nov 10 Zahid Fazal, Pakistani cricket batsman (occasional Tests since 1992), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Nov 10 Patrik Berger, Czech footballer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Nov 11 Jason Bowen, Canadian NHL defenceman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Port Alice, British Columbia
  • Nov 11 Terrance Shaw, American NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers), born in Marshall, Texas
  • Nov 12 Colin Morgan, Canadian 78 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 12 Keith Morgan, Canadian 95 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nov 12 Zahir Shah, Afghan cricketer (attention-grabbing Rawalpindi leg-spinner), born in Kunar Province, Afghanistan
  • Nov 13 Samantha Riley, Brisbane Australia, breastroker (Olympic 2 bronze-92, 96)
  • Nov 14 Lawyer Milloy, strong safety (New England Patriots)
  • Nov 15 Jason Dunn, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Nov 16 Howard Smothers, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Nov 16 Joe Hudepohl, American 800m freestyle relay (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Nov 16 Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)
  • Nov 16 Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner
  • Nov 16 Brendan Laney, New Zealand rugby player, born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Nov 17 Scott Rehberg, tackle (New England Patriots)
  • Nov 17 Eli Marrero, American baseball player
  • Nov 17 Bernd Schneider, German footballer
  • Nov 19 Daniel Meech, Hastings NZ, equestrian showjumper (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 19 Jamir Miller, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Nov 20 Matthew Smith, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 21 Brent Smith, tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Nov 21 Danny Kanell, quarterback (NY Giants)
  • Nov 22 Alexandra Fusai, St Cloud France, tennis star (1995 Futures-Szczecin)
  • Nov 22 Brandon Paulsen, Coon Rapids Minn, greco-roman wrestler (Olympic silver 1996)
  • Nov 22 Cassie Campbell, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Nov 22 Michael Murphy, Brisbane QLD Queensland Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 23 Reggie Green, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Nov 24 Donny Brady, defensive back (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Nov 24 Kendel Shello, DL (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Nov 25 Erick Strickland, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Nov 25 Yatil Green, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • Nov 26 John Zimmerman, American pairs skater (with partner Steigler), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Nov 27 Jon Runyan, American politician (Rep-R-NJ 2011-15), NFL tackle (Tennessee Oilers), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Nov 29 Craig Glassock, Australian cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper 1994-95), born in Mona Vale, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 29 Dick van Burik, Dutch soccer player (Ajax/NAC), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Nov 29 Duane Butler, American football safety (Minnesota Vikings), born in Trotwood, Ohio
  • Nov 29 Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer, born in St David's Hospital, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Nov 30 Jay Hamilton, CFL running back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Nov 30 Ty Howard, cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)

Weddings in Sport


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Nov 10 Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully (45) weds Sandra Hunt

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 12 MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (39) weds Billye Aaron

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 2 Earl Neale, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Virginia; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles) and MLB outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), dies at 81
  • Nov 19 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (6 Tests for NZ, 113 runs & 6 wickets), dies