On This Day

November 1993 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 After playing 12 Tests for Australia, fast bowler Michael Whitney plays his final day in 1st class cricket for NSW in a tour match loss v New Zealand in Newcastle

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Nov 2 First commemorative bricks are laid at Bob Feller Memorial

  • Nov 3 Defenseman Ken Daneyko sets New Jersey Devils 'Ironman' record by playing 322nd consecutive NHL game in 2-3 loss at LA Kings

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Nov 3 Greg Maddux becomes first pitcher since Sandy Koufax to win the National League's Cy Young Award in successive MLB seasons and the first in successive seasons with different teams; Cubs 1992, Braves 1993

  • Nov 5 1st NBA game in Alamodome, San Antonio Spurs beat Warriors 91-85

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 6 Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Nov 6 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; winners: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter

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Nov 7 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to claim his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship by 26 points from Ayrton Senna; Prost announces his retirement from F1 racing

  • Nov 14 23rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24
  • Nov 14 24th NYC Marathon won by Andres Espinosa in 2:10:04

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Nov 14 Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history

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Nov 14 43rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

  • Nov 20 58th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 22-14 in Auburn
  • Nov 20 5th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 41-39 in South Bend (Boston College's first win in the series)

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Nov 21 Top seeded German tennis player Steffi Graf wins WTA Tour Championship; beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1 at Madison Square Garden, NYC

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Nov 21 German tennis star Michael Stich scores a 7–6, 2–6, 7–6, 6–2 win over American Pete Sampras to win his first and only ATP Tour World Championship title in Frankfurt, Germany

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Nov 27 David Boon completes his 18th Test Cricket century (106 v NZ, Hobart)

  • Nov 27 India defeat West Indies in Bengal Jubilee Cricket Final, Kumble 6-12
  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, McMahon Stadium, Calgary: Edmonton Eskimos defeat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 33-23; Sean Fleming lands record equalling 6 field goals
  • Nov 30 NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 29 Stefon Diggs, American NFL player (Minnesota Vikings), born in Alexandria, Virginia

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 1 George Sheehan, American doctor, athlete and author ("Running & Being: The Total Experience," NY Times best seller), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • Nov 4 Cliff Young, American pitcher (Cleveland Indians), dies in car accident at 29
  • Nov 12 Bill Dickey, American Baseball HOF catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; 7 × World Series; NY Yankees) and manager (NY Yankees), dies at 86
  • Nov 25 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (New York Giants), dies at 83