On This Day

November 2008 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Nov 2 British McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 4th in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to clinch his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Felipe Massa

  • Nov 8 18th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 17-0 in Chestnut Hill

Sports History

Nov 9 American tennis star Venus Williams wins her first career year-ending title; beats Russian Vera Zvonareva 6–7, 6–0, 6–2 in the WTA Tour Championship final at Doha, Qatar

  • Nov 16 60th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins

Sports History

Nov 16 Novak Đoković of Serbia wins his first career season-ending Tennis Masters Cup title beating Russian Nikolay Davydenko 6-1, 7-5 in the final in Shanghai, China

Sports History

Nov 22 Patrick Roy's #33 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

  • Nov 22 13th Rugby League World Cup: New Zealand beats Australia 34-20
  • Nov 23 97th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Mar del Plata (3-1)
  • Nov 23 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Calgary Stampeders beat Montreal Alouettes, 22-14; 66,308 2nd-highest attended Grey Cup game in history
  • Nov 29 73rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 36-0 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama's first win in the series in seven years

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 3 Alan Ford, American swimmer (world 100m freestyle record 55.4; Olympic silver 1948), dies of emphysema at 84
  • Nov 7 Hedley Howarth, New Zealand cricket spin bowler (30 Tests, 86 wickets; Auckland CA), dies of cancer at 64
  • Nov 9 Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, American baseball pitcher (Brooklyn Dodgers), dies at 92
  • Nov 11 Herb Score, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 56; Cleveland Indians) and announcer (Cleveland Indians 1964-97), dies at 75
  • Nov 15 Glen Brand, American wrestler (Olympic gold middleweight 1948), dies at 85
  • Nov 17 Pete Newell, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Uni of San Francisco, Michigan State Uni; NCAA men's C'ship 1959, Cal Berkeley; Olympic gold 1960), dies at 93
  • Nov 19 Carole Caldwell Graebner, American tennis player (US Open doubles 1965, Australian Open doubles 1966), dies of cancer at 65
  • Nov 27 Paul Hibbert, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v India 1977, scored 13 & 2), dies at 56