November 1978 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 NY Yankee Ron Guidry unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 3 Michiko Okada wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 4 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3)

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Nov 4 3rd annual reentry free-agent draft, Pete Rose, Tommy John, & Darrell Evans, available

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

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Nov 5 Oakland Raider's John Madden becomes 13th coach to win 100 NFL games

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Nov 7 Boston Red Sox Jim Rice wins AL MVP

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Nov 10 Larry Holmes KOs Alfredo Evangelist in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Nov 12 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Nov 15 Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
  • Nov 16 Major Indoor Soccer League holds its 1st draft
  • Nov 19 Gavaskar gets twin cricket tons for India for 2nd time
  • Nov 19 "The Miracle at the Meadowlands", Eagles Herman Edwards returns a fumble for a touchdown with 31 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 19-17 victory over the rival New York Giants
  • Nov 19 28th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
  • Nov 21 Bob Horner of Braves wins NL Rookie of Year Award
  • Nov 26 66th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 20-13
  • Nov 28 44th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB)

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Nov 28 Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson after 9 years

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 4 Carmen Cali, American baseball player
  • Nov 4 John Grabow, American baseball player
  • Nov 5 Bubba [Gary Lester] Watson Jr., American golfer (Masters Tournament 2012, 2014), born in Bagdad, Florida
  • Nov 6 Zak Morioka, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Nov 7 Rio Ferdinand, English footballer
  • Nov 7 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Dutch footballer
  • Nov 8 Ali Karimi, Iranian footballer
  • Nov 8 Júlio Sérgio Bertagnoli, Brazilian footballer
  • Nov 8 Spyros Gogolos, Greek footballer
  • Nov 8 Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer
  • Nov 8 Maurice Evans, American basketball player (Washington Wizards), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Nov 9 Todd Self, American baseball player
  • Nov 11 Lou Vincent, New Zealand cricketer
  • Nov 12 Lena Yada, American actress, model, surfer and WWE Diva
  • Nov 14 Xavier Nady, American baseball player
  • Nov 14 Bobby Allen, American ice hockey player
  • Nov 16 Gary Naysmith, Scottish footballer
  • Nov 16 Kip Bouknight, American baseball player
  • Nov 17 Reggie Wayne, American football player
  • Nov 18 Damien Johnson, Northern Irish footballer
  • Nov 19 Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová, Czech athlete
  • Nov 22 Magdalena Grzybowska, Polish tennis star (1995 Futures Slovakia), born in Poznań, Poland
  • Nov 23 Aliane Baquerot, American rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 25 Lauren Hewitt, Australian 100m/200m runner (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 27 Jimmy Rollins, American baseball player
  • Nov 28 Mehdi Nafti, Tunisian footballer
  • Nov 28 Haytham Tambal, Sudanese footballer
  • Nov 28 Freddie Mitchell, American football player
  • Nov 29 Dimitrious Konstantopolous, Greek footballer
  • Nov 29 Alessandro Fei, Italian volleyball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 6 Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist, dies at 79
  • Nov 7 Gene Tunney, American boxer, heavyweight boxing champion (1926-28), dies at 80
  • Nov 13 George Hearne, South African cricketer (open bat in 3 Tests 1922-24), dies