On This Day

November 1983 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 4 Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
  • Nov 5 NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period
  • Nov 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneer James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 10 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler retains world middleweight boxing title with a 15-round unanimous points decision over Roberto Durán at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; first time Hagler taken the distance as champion

  • Nov 11 Australian cricket wicketkeeper/batsman Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test debut vs Pakistan at WACA, Perth
  • Nov 12 NJ Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3

Sports History

Nov 15 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

Sports History

Nov 16 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose

  • Nov 17 Philadelphia Flyers win 13th straight NHL game

Sports History

Nov 19 Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"

Sports History

Nov 19 Jari Kurri becomes the first (and only) Finnish player to score five goals in a game

  • Nov 20 Cleveland Browns shutout Patriots 30-0
  • Nov 20 NY Giants Butch Woolfolk ties NFL record of 43 attempts rushing
  • Nov 20 33rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Allison wins
  • Nov 24 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson for the West Indies vs India in Bombay

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 25 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17; Argos' first Grey Cup victory in 31 years
  • Nov 30 Denver Nuggets coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Jon Wilkin, English rugby league utility (England 10, Great Britain 6 Tests; St. Helens 404 games), born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Nov 5 Mike Hanke, German footballer, born in Hamm, West Germany
  • Nov 8 Blanka Vlašić, Croatian high jumper, born in Split, Croatia
  • Nov 8 Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer, born in Enschede, Netherlands
  • Nov 10 Craig Smith, American basketball player (Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Inglewood, California
  • Nov 10 Marius Žaliūkas, Lithuanian soccer centre back (25 caps; Hearts, Leeds, Rangers), born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 2020)
  • Nov 11 Philipp Lahm, German footballer (Bayern Munich,), born in Munich, West Germany
  • Nov 11 Matt Garza, American baseball player ( Tampa Bay Rays), born in Selma, California
  • Nov 12 Carlton Cole, English football player, born in Croydon, United Kingdom
  • Nov 15 Fernando Verdasco, Spanish tennis player
  • Nov 16 Kari Lehtonen, Finnish ice hockey goaltender, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Nov 16 Britta Steffen, German swimmer (Olympic gold 50/100m 2008), born in Schwedt, Germany
  • Nov 17 Yiannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player
  • Nov 17 Ryan Braun, American baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 17 Scott Moore, American baseball player
  • Nov 17 Nick Markakis, American baseball player
  • Nov 18 Travis Buck, American baseball player, born in Richland, Washington
  • Nov 19 Chandra Crawford, Canadian cross-country skier (Olympic Gold 2006), born in Canmore, Alberta
  • Nov 21 Jamie Langley, English rugby player
  • Nov 22 Peter Ramage, English footballer
  • Nov 24 Dean Ashton, English footballer
  • Nov 29 Tanner Glass, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Regina, Canada
  • Nov 30 Adrian Cristea, Romanian footballer

Weddings in Sport

Vidal Sassoon

Nov 6 Businessman Vidal Sassoon (55) weds dressage champion Jeanette Hartford-Davis

  • Nov 21 NY Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt

Deaths in Sport

Betty Nuthall

Nov 8 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1930), dies of a coronary arrest at 72

  • Nov 15 Dai Rees, Scottish golfer (British Open runner-up 1953-54, 61), dies of car accident injuries at 70
  • Nov 30 George Headley, West Indies cricket batsman (22 Tests; 2,190 runs @ 60.83; 10 x 100), dies at 74