On This Day

November 1975 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 2 First sports event at The Summit arena in Houston - NBA's Houston Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89; future Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich top scores with 24 points

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Nov 3 Chris Evert becomes first tennis player to achieve the No. 1 ranking as the WTA Tour rankings debut; Evert holds top-spot for first 26 weeks

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

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Nov 4 Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award

Baseball Player Jim Palmer
Baseball Player
Jim Palmer

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Nov 10 Royals release slugger Harmon Killebrew, ending his 22-year career

Baseball Player Harmon Killebrew
Baseball Player
Harmon Killebrew

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Nov 12 NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver

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Nov 12 25th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

Auto Racer Richard Petty
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Richard Petty
  • Nov 12 7h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 25-0
  • Nov 18 Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games

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Nov 19 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP

MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster Joe Morgan
MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster
Joe Morgan
  • Nov 23 CFL Grey Cup, McMahon Field, Calgary: Edmonton Eskimos defeat Montreal Alouettes, 9-8; just the 3rd Grey Cup in which no TDs scored; game-time temperature -15 degrees Celsius, with a 25-kph wind
  • Nov 23 Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
  • Nov 26 Boston Red Sox center fielder Fred Lynn becomes the first rookie ever to be named American League MVP
  • Nov 28 Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane

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Nov 28 Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator Don Cherry
Ice Hockey Coach and Commentator
Don Cherry
  • Nov 29 40th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-0 in Birmingham

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 2 Stéphane Sarrazin, French auto racer (Le Mans Series 2007, 10; French Formula Renault 1994; 24 Hours of Le Mans x 4 runner-up), born in Barjac, Gard, France
  • Nov 3 Darren Sharper, American NFL defensive back (5-time Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 2009, Green Bay Packers), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Nov 4 Lorenzen Wright, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • Nov 4 Orlando Pace, tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • Nov 6 Mike Maurer, Canadian CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Nov 8 Brevin Knight, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Nov 8 José Pinto, Spanish footballer, born in El Puerto de Santa María, Spain
  • Nov 12 Jason Lezak, American swimmer, born in Irvine, California
  • Nov 13 Sarah Pitkowski, Seclin France, tennis star (1995 Futures-Koksijde)
  • Nov 13 Ivica Dragutinović, Serbian footballer
  • Nov 13 Quim, Portuguese footballer
  • Nov 13 Tom Compernolle, Belgian athlete (d. 2008)
  • Nov 15 Yannick Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 18 Jason Williams, American basketball point guard (NBA C'ship 2006, Miami Heat; NBA All-Rookie First Team 1999) born in Belle, West Virginia
  • Nov 18 Shawn Camp, American baseball player
  • Nov 18 David Ortiz, Dominican American MLB player (Boston Red Sox), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 19 Ju-Yeon Choi, Pusan Korea, tennis star (1995 Futures-Seoul-KOR II)
  • Nov 20 J. D. Drew, American baseball player, born in Valdosta, Georgia
  • Nov 21 Chad Levitt, running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Nov 27 Martin Gramatica, Argentinian-American football player
  • Nov 30 Ben Thatcher, Welsh footballer
  • Nov 30 Mehrdad Minavand, Iranian soccer midfielder (67 caps; Persepolis, Sturm Graz), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2021)

Weddings in Sport

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 8 NBA legend Larry Bird (18) weds highschool sweetheart Janet Condra

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 6 Annette Kellermann, Australian swimmer, silent-film actress (A Daughter of the Gods; Venus Of The South Seas), and author, dies at 87

Person of interestGraham Hill

Nov 29 Graham Hill, British auto racer (Formula One World Champion, 1962 & 1968), dies while trying to land a plane in the fog near London at 46

Auto Racer Graham Hill
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Graham Hill