On This Day

November 2011 in Sports History

Events in Sport


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Nov 2 Prodigious Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 100th goal for Real Madrid in his 105th game for the club in a 2-0 Champions League win over Olympique Lyon

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Nov 4 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 1 winners: Secret Circle, Stephanie's Kitten, Musical Romance, My Miss Aurelia, Perfect Shirl, Royal Delta
  • Nov 5 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 2 winners: Afleet Again, Wrote, Amazombie, Regally Ready, Caleb's Posse, St Nicholas Abbey, Hansen, Court Vision, Drosselmeyer
  • Nov 6 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Moscow, Russia: Czech pair Lucie Hradecká & Květa Peschke beats Maria Kirilenko & Elena Vesnina of Russia to clinch a 3-2 win for the visitors in the final
  • Nov 19 21st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 16-14 in South Bend
  • Nov 20 Presidents Cup Golf, Royal Melbourne GC: Jim Furyk wins all 5 of his matches as US beats International team, 19-15
  • Nov 26 76th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 42-14 in Auburn
  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: BC Lions beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 34-23 for their 6th Championship

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Nov 27 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel finishes 2nd in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to retain his F1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 122 points from Jenson Button

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel

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Nov 27 Roger Federer claims a record 6th ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6–3, 6–7, 6–3 win over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final in London, England

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer

Weddings in Sport

  • Nov 11 TV personality Kim Zolciak (33) weds Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann (26) in Roswell, Georgia

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 3 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball outfielder (NL batting champion 1966; MLB All-Star 1968-69), dies of diabetes complications at 72

Person of interestJoe Frazier

Nov 7 Joe Frazier, American boxer (Olympic gold heavyweight 1964; undisputed world heavyweight champion 1970-73), dies of liver cancer at 67

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Nov 8 Ed Macauley, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (7-time NBA All Star), dies of Alzheimer’s disease at 83
  • Nov 9 Roger Christian, American ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1960; Christian Brother's Hockey Sticks), dies at 75
  • Nov 12 Peter Roebuck, English cricketer and journalist, dies at 55
  • Nov 17 Kurt Budke, American basketball coach (b. 1961)
  • Nov 18 Walt Hazzard, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 69
  • Nov 19 Basil D'Oliveira, English cricket all-rounder (44 Tests, 2,484 @ 40.06, 47 wickets), dies form Parkinson's disease at 80
  • Nov 23 Jim Rathmann, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1960; Race of Two Worlds at Monza 1958), dies after a seizure at 83
  • Nov 24 Tatyana Shchelkanova, Soviet long jumper (Olympic bronze 1964), dies at 74
  • Nov 27 Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and Wales national football team manager, dies at 42