On This Day

November 7, 2017 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

  • Melbourne Cup: Joseph O’Brien at 24 is the youngest trainer to win with Rekindling jockeyed by Corey Brown
  • South Korean golfer Park Sung-hyun becomes the first LPGA rookie to be ranked no. 1

Deaths in Sport

  • Roy Halladay, American MLB pitcher, 1998-2013, 8X All-Star, 2X Cy Young Award (Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies), killed when piloting a plane acrobatically over the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Port Richey, Florida, while under the influence of painkillers and sleeping pills at 40
2017 in Sport