On This Day

November 1987 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 New York City Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya wins men's race, 2:11:01; English runner Priscilla Welch women's champion, 2:30:17
  • Nov 1 New York Jets retire Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Maynard's jersey #13
  • Nov 1 Brazilian Williams driver Nelson Piquet finishes 15th in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka but clinches his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
  • Nov 1 New Zealand All Blacks create a rugby union international world record score when they beat Japan, 106-4 at the National Stadium in Tokyo

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Nov 3 Oakland A's first baseman Mark McGwire wins American League Rookie of the Year with 49 home runs, 118 RBI; second to win AL award unanimously; first Carlton Fisk 1972

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 New York center Marcel Dionne becomes just the second player in NHL history to register 1,700 career points, scoring a goal for the Rangers in a 5-3 loss at Calgary

NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne
  • Nov 4 Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 4 NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989
  • Nov 7 3rd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 32-25 in South Bend
  • Nov 8 Cricket World Cup, Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India: David Boon scores 75 as Australia beats England by 7 runs for their first title;

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Nov 11 Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Nov 11 Football striker Mark Hughes plays for Wales and Bayern Munich in 2 countries on same day; appears for Wales in 2-0 European Championship loss to Czechoslovakia in Prague, then jets to Munich for 3-2 Cup win over Borussia
  • Nov 15 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
  • Nov 15 Brazilian Williams driver Nelson Piquet retires from Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide with break trouble but wins his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 12 points from Nigel Mansell
  • Nov 17 George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP

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Nov 18 Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st player from a last-place club to win an MVP

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • Nov 21 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle
  • Nov 22 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) ends his NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • Nov 22 37th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

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Nov 23 German tennis star Steffi Graf claims her first WTA Tour Championship with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-4 win over Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Nov 27 52nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 29 75th CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Edmonton Eskimos 10th Championship; defeat Toronto Argonauts, 38-36 on Jerry Kauric's last second field-goal

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Nov 29 Joe Montana of SF 49ers completes NFL record of 22 consecutive passes

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Nov 29 New Orleans Saints win, assuring their 1st winning NFL season
  • Nov 29 Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs NY Islanders). It is later ruled that he should not be credited with goal.

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 2 Danny Cipriani, English rugby union player, born in Roehampton, London
  • Nov 3 Felix Schütz, German ice hockey player
NFL Player and Activist Colin Kaepernick
NFL Player and Activist
Colin Kaepernick
  • Nov 6 Ana Ivanović, Serbian tennis player, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Nov 12 Jason Day, Australian golfer (PGA Championship 2015, World Number #1), born in Beaudesert, Queensland
  • Nov 15 Isaiah Osbourne, English footballer
  • Nov 17 Darren McKillion, Northern Irish sportsman
  • Nov 21 Brian Douwes, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist
  • Nov 22 Marouane Fellaini, Belgian footballer
  • Nov 23 Nicklas Backstrom, Swedish ice hockey player, born in Valbo, Sweden
  • Nov 29 Stephen O'Halloran, Irish footballer, born in Cobh, Republic of Ireland
  • Nov 30 Vasilisa Bardina, Russian tennis player

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 13 MLB baseball player Cal Ripken Jr (27) weds Kelly Geer at Towson United Methodist Church in Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 16 Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)
  • Nov 18 Jacques Anquetil, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1957, 61-64; first 5-time winner), dies of stomach cancer at 53
  • Nov 27 Babe [Floyd Caves] Herman, Brooklyn Dodgers' slugger (.324 lifetime average), dies at 84