On This Day

November 1977 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Nov 2 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton wins his second Cy Young Award, outpointing Tommy John of the LA Dodgers; Carlton leads National League with 23 wins and posts 2.64 ERA

  • Nov 5 NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young)
  • Nov 10 Major Indoor Soccer League officially organized (NYC)
  • Nov 19 Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders
  • Nov 20 Steve Largent begins NFL streak of 177 consecutive game receptions

NFL Record

Nov 20 Walter Payton (Bears) rushes for NFL record 275 yards

Sports History

Nov 21 Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year

  • Nov 24 Miami Dolphins quarterback Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns in a 55-14 win over Cardinals in St. Louis

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 25 Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight

  • Nov 26 42nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 48-21 in Birmingham
  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Montreal Alouettes beat Edmonton Eskimos, 41-6; record Grey Cup crowd 68,318; game referred to as the 'Ice Bowl'; Dan Sweet record 23 points

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Steve Hutchinson, American NFL offensive guard (7 x Pro Bowl; 5 First Team All Pro), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Nov 2 Leon Taylor, English diver and broadcaster (Olympic silver 10m synchro 2004; BBC), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Nov 4 Larry Bigbie, American baseball player, born in Hobart, Indiana
  • Nov 4 So Ji-sub, South Korean model and actor, born in Incheon, South Korea
  • Nov 5 Tuula Puputti, Finnish ice hockey goalie (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Kuopio, Finland
  • Nov 5 Richard Wright, English football goalkeeper and coach (Manchester City), born in Ipswich, England
  • Nov 8 Nick Punto, American MLB baseball player, 2001-14 (Philadelphia Phillies; Minnesota Twins, and 4 other teams), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 10 Matt Cepicky, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Nov 11 Maniche, Portuguese footballer (Porto), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Nov 11 Ben Hollioake, Australian born English cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2002)
  • Nov 12 Benni McCarthy, South African footballer, born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Nov 12 James Borrego, American basketball head coach (Charlotte Hornets 2018-19), bon in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Nov 16 Oksana Baiul, Ukrainian figure skater (World Champion, 1993; Olympic gold, 1994), born in Dnipro, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • Nov 17 Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer
  • Nov 18 Trent Barrett, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Nov 19 Kerri Strug, American gymnast (Olympic gold 1996), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Nov 21 Bruno Berner, Swiss footballer
  • Nov 21 Jonas Jennings, American football player
  • Nov 22 Michael Preston, English footballer
  • Nov 23 Myriam Boileau, Canadian diver, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 23 Adam Eaton, American baseball player, born in Springfield, Ohio
  • Nov 25 Guillermo Cañas, Argentine tennis player
  • Nov 25 Marcus Marshall, Australian racing driver
  • Nov 26 Ivan Basso, Italian cyclist, born in Gallarate, Province of Varese, Italy
  • Nov 26 John Parrish, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 26 Paris Lenon, American football player, born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Nov 28 Fabio Grosso, Italian footballer
  • Nov 28 Gavin Rae, Scottish footballer
  • Nov 28 DeMya Walker, American basketball player
  • Nov 28 Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Nov 28 Angela Stanford, American golfer (Evian C'ship 2018), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Nov 30 Iván Guerrero, Honduran footballer
  • Nov 30 Kazumi Saitoh, Japanese baseball player
  • Nov 30 Olivier Schoenfelder, French ice dancer

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 8 Bucky Harris, American baseball player and manager (Phillies, Yankees), dies at 81
  • Nov 9 Fred Haney, American baseball player, dies at 81
  • Nov 18 Davey O'Brien, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1938, Texas Christian University; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles), dies from cancer at 60
  • Nov 22 Reg Perks, England cricket pace bowler (1938-39), dies