On This Day

November 22, 1986 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

20 year old Mike Tyson becomes youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history when he stops titleholder Trevor Berbick in round 2 at Las Vegas Hilton to earn the WBC title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes the 13th NHLer to score 500 goals

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete

Deaths in Sport

  • Dinny Pails, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1947), dies at 65
1986 in Sport