On This Day

November 1982 in Sports History

Events in Sport


AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Nov 1 MLB owners vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract; AL owners vote for Kuhn, 11-3, and NL, 7-5, 2 shy of 3/4 majority required for re-election; eventually replaced by Peter Ueberroth

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Nov 3 Pitcher Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee Brewers' second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner; edges Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles; Vuckovich, 18-6 with 105 strikeouts and 3.34 ERA

Baseball Player Jim Palmer
Baseball Player
Jim Palmer
  • Nov 3 San Diego guard Randy Smith plays his 845th consecutive game in Clippers' 130-111 loss in Philadelphia; passes Johnny “Red” Kerr's NBA record; goes on to play in 906 straight games
  • Nov 5 Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record)
  • Nov 9 Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP unanimously

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Sugar Ray Leonard retires for 1st time

  • Nov 11 Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Baltimore Orioles manager
  • Nov 12 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket for Pakistan v India, goes to 215
  • Nov 12 Aaron Pryor scores a 14th round KO of Alexis Argüello in Miami to retain his WBA super lightweight boxing title in the first of 2 meetings between the Hall of Famers; The Ring’s 'Fight of the Decade'
  • Nov 13 WBA lightweight champion Ray Mancini beats South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim by TKO in 14th round in Las Vegas; Kim collapses, falls into a coma and dies 4 days later; as a result, WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA & WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989
  • Nov 18 South Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim dies from injuries sustained during a 14-round beating by Ray Mancini in Las Vegas; WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA and WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989
  • Nov 21 32nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 24 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Nov 26 Clyde King named Yankee manager
  • Nov 27 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 v England)

Sport awardDavis Cup

Nov 27 Davis Cup, Grenoble, France: US takes unassailable, 3-0 lead over France as John McEnroe & Peter Flemming take the doubles 6-3, 6-4, 9-7 over Henri Leconte & Yannick Noah; tie ends 4-1

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Henri Leconte
Tennis Player
Henri Leconte
  • Nov 27 47th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-22 in Birmingham, Auburn's first win in the series in 10 years
  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos' record 5th straight Championship; defeat Toronto Argonauts, 32-16

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 Germany's Sylvia Hanika stages remarkable comeback to upset tennis icon Martina Navratilova 1–6, 6–3, 6–4 and win her only WTA Tour Championship in NYC

Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 2 Charles Itandje, Cameroon soccer goal-keeper (12 caps; Lens), born in Bobigny, France
  • Nov 3 Evgeny Plushenko, Russian figure skater (2 x Olympic gold, singles 2006, team 2014; World C'ship gold singles 2001, 03, 04), born in Dzhamku, Russia
  • Nov 4 Devin Hester, American football player
  • Nov 8 Mika Kallio, Finnish Grand Prix motorcycle racer, born in Valkeakoski, Finland
  • Nov 10 Clayton Fortune, English footballer (Bristol City), born in Forest Gate, England
  • Nov 12 Mikele Leigertwood, English footballer, born in London Borough of Enfield, United Kingdom
  • Nov 13 Samkon Gado, American football player
  • Nov 14 Kyle Orton, American football player (Chicago Bears)
  • Nov 15 Joe Kowalewski, American football player
  • Nov 16 Jannie du Plessis, South African rugby player, born in Bethlehem, South Africa
  • Nov 16 Ronald Pognon, French athlete, born in La Lamentin, Martinique
  • Nov 16 Amar'e Stoudemire, American basketball player, born in Lake Wales, Florida
  • Nov 17 Katie Feenstra, American basketball player
  • Nov 17 Yusuf Pathan, Indian cricketer
  • Nov 21 Georgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer
  • Nov 22 Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Nigerian footballer
  • Nov 23 Asafa Powell, Jamaican sprinter, born in Spanish Town, Jamaica
  • Nov 23 Colby Armstrong, Canadian ice-hockey player, born in Lloydminster, Canada
  • Nov 24 Sean O'Loughlin, English rugby league footballer
  • Nov 28 Leandro Barbosa, Brazilian basketball player
  • Nov 29 Ashley Force, American race car driver, born in Yorba Linda, California
  • Nov 30 Tony Giarratano, American baseball player
  • Nov 30 Jason Pominville, Canadian ice hockey player

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 3 Jack Westland, American politician (US House of Representatives 1953-65) and golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1952), dies at 77
  • Nov 13 Dorothy [Little-]Round, England, tennis star (Never on Sunday), dies
  • Nov 15 Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver, dies at 81
  • Nov 17 Duk Koo Kim, South Korean boxer, legally declared dead
  • Nov 29 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (Olympic gold 100m / 200m 1928), dies from self inflicted gunshot wounds at 74