November 1981 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament
  • Nov 3 Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers wins AL Cy Young Award

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 6 Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Nov 8 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Nov 17 NBA NY Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws

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Nov 18 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Nov 22 69th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23
  • Nov 22 31st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • Nov 25 Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP
  • Nov 28 Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg & become college football's winningest coach
  • Nov 28 46th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-17 in Birmingham

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Nov 30 NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 2 Wilson Betemit, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 3 Sten Pentus, Estonian racing car driver
  • Nov 4 Vince Wilfork, American football player
  • Nov 8 Joe Cole, English footballer
  • Nov 10 Tony Blanco, American baseball player
  • Nov 12 DJ Campbell, English football player
  • Nov 13 Kirsty-Leigh Brown, Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 13 Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player
  • Nov 14 Tom Ferrier, British racing driver
  • Nov 15 Natalie Lacuesta, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 15 Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer
  • Nov 15 Drew Hodgdon, American football player
  • Nov 16 Osi Umenyiora, English-born NFL football player
  • Nov 20 Jilen Siroky, 200m breaststroke (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 20 Carlos Boozer, American basketball player
  • Nov 21 Wesley Britt, American football player
  • Nov 21 Piet Rinke, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Nov 21 Jonny Magall√≥n, Mexican footballer
  • Nov 22 Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
  • Nov 22 Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player
  • Nov 25 Xabi Alonso, Spanish international footballer
  • Nov 25 Jared Jeffries, American basketball player
  • Nov 26 Stephan Andersen, Danish international footballer
  • Nov 26 Gina Kingsbury, Canadian hockey player
  • Nov 27 Matthew Taylor, English footballer
  • Nov 30 Rich Harden, Canadian baseball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 14 Robert Bradford, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1941)
  • Nov 22 Jack Fingleton, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 1189 runs), dies