November 1998 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Nov 1 Finnish McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen wins season ending Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka to claim his first F1 World Drivers Championship; wins title by 14 points from Michael Schumacher

Sports History

Nov 1 Steve Young and Jerry Rice hook up for their 80th career touchdown in Niners' 36-22 loss to GB Packers at Lambeau Field; eclipse previous NFL mark held by Miami Dolphins tandem Dan Marino & Mark Clayton

  • Nov 7 10th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-26 in Chestnut Hill
  • Nov 7 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Awesome Again, Answer Lively, Escena, Buck's Boy, Da Hoss, Silverbulletday, Reraise
  • Nov 12 NY Islanders tie Detroit Red Wings 1-1, to end 10 game losing streak
  • Nov 21 63rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-17 in Birmingham
  • Nov 22 48th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • Nov 22 CFL Grey Cup, Winnipeg Stadium: Calgary Stampeders defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26-24; future NFL 4-time Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia MVP

Sports History

Nov 22 Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis beats American Lindsay Davenport 7–5, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2 in the WTA Tour Championship final at Madison Square Garden, NYC

  • Nov 29 In a classic all-Spanish final, Àlex Corretja puts on a stunning comeback to beat Carlos Moyá 3–6, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3, 7–5 and win his only ATP Tour World Championship tennis title in Hanover, Germany

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 4 Achraf Hakimi, Spanish-Moroccan footballer (Paris Saint-Germain), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Nov 14 DeVonta Smith, American football wide receiver (Heisman Trophy 2020; University Alabama; Philadelphia Eagles), born in Amite City, Louisiana
  • Nov 14 Sofia Kenin, American tennis player (Australian Open 2020), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Nov 15 Hinako Shibuno, Japanese golfer (Women's British Open 2019), born in Okayama Prefecture, Japan

Weddings in Sport

Tony Curtis

Nov 6 "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (73) weds horse trainer Jill Vandenberg at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada

Dennis Rodman & Carmen Electra

Nov 14 Chicago Bulls NBA player Dennis Rodman (37) weds "Baywatch" actress Carmen Electra (26) at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 6 Sky Low Low [Marcel Gauthier], Canadian professional wrestler, dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Nov 10 Hal Newhouser, American Baseball HOF pitcher (7 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1945; AL MVP 1944, 45; Triple Crown 1945; Detroit Tigers), dies at 77
  • Nov 11 Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (b. 1913)
  • Nov 13 Doug Wright, English cricket spin bowler (34 Tests, 108 wickets; Kent), dies at 84
  • Nov 13 William "Red" Holzman, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (New York Knicks 14 seasons), dies leukemia at 78
  • Nov 15 Ludvik Danek, Czechoslovak discus thrower (b. 1937)
  • Nov 17 Weeb Ewbank, American NFL coach (Baltimore Colts, NY Jets), dies at 91
  • Nov 20 Dick Sisler. American baseball utility (World Series 1946 St. Louis Cardinals; MLB All Star 1950), manager (Cincinnati Reds 1964–65) and coach (World Series 1967 St. L. Cardinals), dies at 78
  • Nov 20 Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), dies at 69