November 1987 in Sports History

Events in Sport

F1 World Champion

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 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 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 History

Nov 3 New York Rangers' center Marcel Dionne becomes just the 2nd NHL player to register 1,700 career points, scoring a goal in 5-3 loss at Calgary

Baseball 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

  • 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

Cricket World Cup

Nov 8 Cricket World Cup, Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India: David Boon scores 75 as Australia beats England by 7 runs for their first title;

  • Nov 10 Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe 57-55 to win NL Cy Young Award

Sports History

Nov 11 Boston Red Sox starter Roger Clemens wins back-to-back AL Cy Young Awards; Philadelphia Phillies starter Steve Bedrosian takes NL Award

  • 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

F1 World Champion

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 15 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
  • Nov 17 George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP

Sports History

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

  • Nov 21 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle

Sports History

Nov 22 37th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

  • Nov 22 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) ends his NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • Nov 22 NFL New England Patriots shutout Indianapolis Colts 24-0 at Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts

Sports History

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

Cricket History

Nov 25 Pakistan cricket leg-spin bowler Abdul Qadir takes 9-56 against England in 1st Test at Lahore; best figures by a Pakistani, and by any bowler against England

  • 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

NFL Record

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

  • 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 fly-half, fullback (16 caps; Wasps, Gloucester), born in London, England

Colin Kaepernick (35 years old)

Nov 3 American NFL quarterback (protest kneel during national anthem; SF 49ers), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ana Ivanović (35 years old)

Nov 6 Serbian tennis player (French Open 2008; world #1 08), born in Belgrade, Serbia

  • Nov 8 Sam Bradford, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2008, U of Oklahoma; NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year 2010, St. Louis Rams), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Nov 12 Jason Day, Australian golfer (PGA Championship 2015, World Number #1 2015-16, 51 weeks), born in Beaudesert, Australia
  • 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

Cal Ripken Jr

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

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 16 Jim Brewer, American baseball relief pitcher (World Series 1965; MLB All Star 1973; LA Dodgers), dies of injuries suffered in car accident at 50

Jacques Anquetil (1934-1987)

Nov 18 French road cyclist (Tour de France 1957, 61-64; first 5-time winner), dies of stomach cancer at 53

  • Nov 27 Babe Herman, American baseball right fielder (.324 career average; hit for cycle record x 3; Brooklyn Robins), dies at 84