On This Day

November 1998 in Sport

Events in Sport


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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

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

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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

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • 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 CFL Grey Cup, Winnipeg Stadium: Calgary Stampeders defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26-24; future NFL 4-time Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia MVP
  • Nov 22 48th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins

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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

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 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 15 Hinako Shibuno, Japanese golfer (Women's British Open 2019), born in Okayama Prefecture, Japan

Weddings in Sport

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
Actress Carmen Electra
Actress
Carmen Electra

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 2 Fred Freer, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler played one Test in 1946), dies at 82
  • Nov 6 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
  • Nov 11 Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (b. 1913)
  • 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 Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), dies at 69