November 1985 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Nov 2 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Aqueduct Racetrack; winners: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge
  • Nov 2 LA Kings score 5 goals in a span of 5:37, the fastest in NHL team history; rout Hartford Whalers, 8-1 at Hartford Civic Center
  • Nov 2 Tulsa's Gordon Brown (214) and Steve Gage (206) set NCAA football record for combined rushing yards in one game for 2 teammates who gained more than 200 yards each in 42-26 win at Wichita State
  • Nov 3 French McLaren driver Alain Prost wins his first World Formula 1 Drivers title, finishing 4th in the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; wins title by 20 points from Italian Michele Alboreto
  • Nov 3 Bill Elliott wins Atlanta Journal 500 at Atlanta Raceway to become first driver to win 11 super-speedway races in 1 season; also first driver to win $2m in prize money in a single season

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Nov 9 Gary Kasparov becomes the youngest ever world chess champion (22), with a 13-11 win over fellow Russian Anatoly Karpov

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov

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Nov 9 Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 New Zealand v Australia at the Gabba

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • Nov 12 Richard Hadlee takes 15-123 for cricket match New Zealand v Australia at Brisbane
  • Nov 14 Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers
  • Nov 17 NY Jets best offensive production beating Tampa Bay 62-28
  • Nov 17 35th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • Nov 20 NY Yankee Don Mattingly easily wins AL MVP
  • Nov 24 73rd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24
  • Nov 25 White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, is named AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 30 50th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-23 in Birmingham

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 4 Marcell Jansen, German footballer, born in Mönchengladbach, West Germany
  • Nov 11 Robin Uthappa, Indian cricket player
  • Nov 13 Asdrúbal Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Nov 14 Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer
  • Nov 18 Allyson Felix, American athlete (6-time Olympic gold 200m/400m/relays 2008, 12, 16), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 19 Chris Eagles, English footballer
  • Nov 20 Juan Cruz Álvarez, Argentine racing driver, born in Arrecifes, Argentina
  • Nov 21 Jesús Navas, Spanish footballer
  • Nov 22 Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer
  • Nov 23 Ahn Hyun-Soo, South Korean short track skater
  • Nov 28 Caitlin McClatchey, Scottish swimmer
  • Nov 29 Shannon Brown, American basketball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 10 Pelle Lindbergh, goalie (Philadelphia Flyers), dies in drunk driving accident
  • Nov 19 Lall Singh, cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies
  • Nov 21 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1958-60), dies
  • Nov 25 Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (b. 1926)