On This Day

November 1992 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 New York City Marathon: Willie Mtolo of South Africa wins men's race, 2:09:29; Australian Lisa Ondieki women's champion, 2:24:40
  • Nov 1 NY Jets wide receiver Al Toon becomes 10th NFL player to make a reception in 100 straight games; Jets beat Miami Dolphins, 26-24 at The Meadowlands
  • Nov 4 NY Giants announce they will quit WNEW Radio after 32 years for WOR
  • Nov 4 NY Jets announce they are moving from WABC to WFAN radio

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Nov 5 "Revenge Match of the 20th century" American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer defeats Russian Boris Spassky to win an unofficial match in Belgrade

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • Nov 7 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
  • Nov 7 4th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 54-7 in South Bend

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Nov 8 Nigel Mansell in a Williams crashes during the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 52 points; Mansell won record 9 GPs during the season

Auto Racer Nigel Mansell
Auto Racer
Nigel Mansell
  • Nov 12 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is reinstated for 8th time

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Nov 13 Riddick Bowe wins the undisputed world heavyweight boxing crown with a unanimous points decision over Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas; first of their 3 meetings

  • Nov 15 Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 v SA, Durban)
  • Nov 15 42nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Alan Kulwicki wins
  • Nov 17 Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft

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Nov 20 Home crowd favourite Boris Becker claims his 2nd ATP Tour World Championship tennis title beating American Jim Courier 6–4, 6–3, 7–5 in the final in Frankfurt, Germany

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Nov 21 Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 sec)
  • Nov 21 Jani Sievinen swims world record 100m medley (53.78 sec)
  • Nov 21 Louise Karlsson swims world record 50m freestyle (31.19 sec)
  • Nov 22 Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)

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Nov 22 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova for the second consecutive year to win WTA Tour Championship 7–5, 6–3, 6–1 in NYC; her 3rd straight end of season title

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Nov 26 57th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 29 CFL Grey Cup, SkyDome, Toronto: Calgary Stampeders beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 24-10: MVP QB Doug Flutie, 33 of 49 for 480 yards, 2 TDs
  • Nov 30 David Boon's 14th Test Cricket century, 111 v WI at Brisbane

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 3 Joe Clarke, English slalom canoeist (Olympic gold K1 2016), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • Nov 5 Odell Beckham Jr., American NFL player (New York Giants), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 5 Arpad Elo, Hungarian physicist (chess classification system), dies at 89
  • Nov 8 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, speed skater (Olympic silver 1952), dies
  • Nov 10 Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, dies at 71
  • Nov 14 Ernst Happel, Austrian soccer player, 1943-59 (Rapid Wien), and coach, 1962-92 (Feyenoord; Club Brugge; Hamburger SV, and 8 others), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • Nov 14 Joop Van Nellen, Dutch soccer forward (27 caps; DHC Delft), dies at 82