On This Day

November 1999 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 Los Angeles Lakers debut in the STAPLES Center, with 103-88 win v Vancouver Grizzlies; Magic Johnson & Chick Hearn co-host ceremony unveiling Lakers' retired jerseys & championship banners in new building

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Nov 6 4th Rugby World Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff: Wallabies fullback Matt Burke lands 7 penalties and 2 conversions as Australia beats France, 35-12
  • Nov 6 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: Cat Thief, Anees, Beautiful Pleasure, Daylami, Silic, Soaring Softly, Cash Run, Artax
  • Nov 20 64th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-17 in Auburn
  • Nov 20 11th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 31-29 in South Bend

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Nov 21 Repeat of previous year's final, but different result; American tennis star Lindsay Davenport beats Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-2 for the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Nov 21 51st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Jarrett wins

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Nov 26 Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Calgary Stampeders, 32-21; reverse previous year's result

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 In an all-American final, Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi 6–1, 7–5, 6–4 to win his 5th and final ATP Tour World Championship tennis title in Hanover, Germany

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestWalter Payton

Nov 1 Walter Payton, American Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (9-time Pro Bowl; Chicago Bears), dies of Cholangiocarcinoma at 45

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • Nov 4 Malcolm Marshall, West Indian cricketer (WI quickie 1978-91, WI top wicket-taker), dies at 41
  • Nov 8 Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)
  • Nov 12 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr., English thoroughbred horse owner (Bed O' Roses, Native Dancer), dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Jaswick Taylor, West Indian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests; 5/109 in Test debut 1958), dies at 67
  • Nov 27 Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)