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

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

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

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Nov 12 25th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

  • Nov 12 7h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 25-0

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

  • 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

  • Nov 23 Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
  • 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 26 Boston Red Sox center fielder Fred Lynn becomes the first rookie ever to be named American League MVP

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

  • Nov 28 Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane
  • 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, American NBA forward (LA Clippers), born in Oxford, Mississippi (d. 2010)
  • Nov 4 Orlando Pace, American tackle (St Louis Rams), born in Sandusky, Ohio
  • Nov 6 Mike Maurer, Canadian CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Nov 8 Brevin Knight, American 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 Ivica Dragutinović, Serbian footballer
  • Nov 13 Quim, Portuguese footballer
  • Nov 13 Sarah Pitkowski, Seclin France, tennis star (1995 Futures-Koksijde)
  • Nov 13 Tom Compernolle, Belgian athlete (d. 2008)

David OrtizDavid Ortiz (47 years old)

Nov 18 Dominican Baseball HOF first baseman/DH (10 × MLB All-Star; World Series 2004, 07, 13; World Series MVP 2013 Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

  • 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 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

Larry Bird

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

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

Graham HillGraham Hill (1929-1975)

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