On This Day in Sport for November 1

Events in Sport

  • 1884 The Gaelic Athletic Association is founded to promote Irish sport and games; The association denies membership to the police and army and is immediately infiltrated by the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB)

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1914 Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank & Chief Colby

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1924 1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded

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1928 Bradman scores a century each innings (131 & 133*), NSW v Qld

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1946 Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck's right foot is amputated
  • 1946 Marken soccer team forms
  • 1946 NY Knicks 1st basketball game beat Toronto Huskies 68-66
  • 1950 Celtics' Carles Cooper becomes the 1st African American to play in the NBA against Fort Wayne Pistons

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1951 Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella wins the 1st of his 3 NL MVPs

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1953 5th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins
  • 1954 6th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Lee Petty wins

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1959 Jacques Plante becomes the first goaltender to wear a mask during a National Hockey League game

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante

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1959 Jim Brown scores 5 TDs in Cleveland Browns 38-31 win over Balt

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • 1960 Baltimore Oriole shortstop Ron Hansen voted AL Rookie of Year
  • 1964 George Blanda of Houston throws NFL record 37 passes in 68 attempts
  • 1964 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies' Golf Open
  • 1965 Ernie Terrel beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing
  • 1966 NFL awards New Orleans its 16th franchise (All Saints Day)
  • 1978 NY Yankee Ron Guidry unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award
  • 1979 Edward Bennett Williams buys Orioles from Hoffberger for $12.3 million
  • 1982 Major leagues vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract
  • 1984 1st NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - Clipper beat Knick, 107-105

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1984 Despite Mike Bossy 4 goals Islanders lose 5-6 to Canadians making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-77-3-4

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1986 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Brave Raj, Capote, Lady's Secret, Last Tycoon, Manila, Skywalker, Smile at Santa Anita
  • 1987 17th NYC Women's Marathon won by Priscilla Welch in 2:30:17
  • 1987 18th NYC Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein in 2:11:01
  • 1987 Fukumi Tani wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
  • 1987 NY Jets retire Don Maynards #13
  • 1987 New Orleans Saints shutout Atlanta Falcons 38-0
  • 1988 Chris Sabo, wins National League Rookie of Year award
  • 1989 Pakistan beat West Indies by 4 wickets to win Cricket's Nehru Cup

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1990 Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1992 22nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Lisa Ondieki in 2:24:40
  • 1992 23rd NYC Marathon won by Willie Mtolo in 2:09:29
  • 1992 NY Jet Al Toon becomes 10th NFL to catch a pass in 100 straight games
  • 1993 Last day in 1st-class cricket for Mike Whitney, NSW v NZ
  • 1998 49th Formula One WDC: Mika Hakkinen wins by 14 points
  • 2009 The inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is held at the Yas Marina Circuit.
  • 2009 60th Formula One WDC: Jenson Button wins by 11 points
  • 2010 MLB World Series: San Francisco Giants defeat Texas Rangers to win 4-1
  • 2017 Houston Astros win their first baseball World Series defeating the LA Dodgers 5-1 in game 7 at Dodger Stadium

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1865 Monty Bowden, cricketer (England Test capt v South Africa at 23)
  • 1880 Grantland Rice, sportswriter (NY Her Trib 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37)
  • 1892 Alexander Alekhine, Russian world chess champion (1927-35, 37-46)
  • 1898 Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (d. 1960)
  • 1911 Sidney Wood Jr, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1931), born in Black Rock, Connecticut (d. 2009)
  • 1920 Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (Pot Black), born in Lambourn, England (d. 2011)
  • 1923 Bruce Dooland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner, 3 Tests mid-forties)
  • 1928 James Bradford, American heavyweight weightlifter (Olympic silver 1952, 56), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Leon Hart, NFLer (Heisman Trophy)
  • 1932 Al Arbour, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Sudbury, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Davey Moore, American featherweight world champion boxer who died after injuries sustained in a match against Sugar Ramos, born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1963)

Person of interestGary Player

1935 Gary Player, South African golfer (9-time major title winner), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • 1936 Eddie Colman, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1941 Joe Louis Caldwell, basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1947 Rolando Garbey, Cuban light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1968), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1948 Phil Myre, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1951 Craig Serjeant, cricketer (Australian batsman late seventies)
  • 1954 Ruben Guerrero, Mexican relay swimmer (Olympic-1968)
  • 1960 Fernando Valenzuela, Navajua Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)
  • 1960 Said Aquita, runner (Olympic gold/bronze-1984)
  • 1961 Anne Donovan, basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1961 Paul Jackson, cricketer (slow lefty bowler for Victoria & Queensland)
  • 1962 Sharron Davies, British Olympic swimmer and tv presenter (BBC), born in Plymouth, Devon
  • 1962 Kelly Kelland, softball 1st baseman (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1962 Michelle Estill, LPGA golfer (1991 PING-Cellular One), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1962 Robert Willis, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1963 Brian Forde, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1963 Mark Hughes, Welsh footballer
  • 1964 Kosala Kuruppuarachchi, cricketer (bowls 2 Tests for Sri Lanka 86-87)
  • 1964 Richard Cooper, NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1965 Richard Stephens, NFL guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1966 Bob Wells, pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1966 Danny Everett, 4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1966 Paul Lewis, Australian field hockey forward (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • 1966 Ruud Cabbage, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1968 Bernard Dafney, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1968 Kent Graham, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1969 Barron Wortham, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1969 Darryl Ashmore, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1969 Jill Reeve, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Hoosick Falls, New York
  • 1969 Tie Domi, Windsor, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1970 Dawn Marple, team handball wing/back (Olympics 1996), born in Salem, Ohio
  • 1970 Sherwin Campbell, cricketer (WI opening batsman 1995)
  • 1971 Keith Whitecotton, Camrose Alberta, golfer (Alberta Jr-1989, 90)
  • 1971 Rob Waldrop, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1971 Terry Dean, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Glen Murray, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1972 Paul Dickov, Scottish footballer
  • 1973 Geoff Horsfield, English footballer
  • 1974 V. V. S. Laxman, Indian cricketer (281 vs Australia 2001), born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1975 Van Hiles, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • 1979 Delgado, Angolan footballer
  • 1979 Milan Dudić, Serbian footballer
  • 1979 Coco Crisp, American baseball player
  • 1983 Josh Wicks, American soccer player
  • 1983 Jon Wilkin, English rugby league footballer
  • 1988 Ross Montague, English footballer

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

1986 MLB player Kirby Puckett (24) weds Tonya Hudson (20)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

Deaths in Sport

  • 1926 Wilfred Flowers, cricketer (England spinner in 8 Tests 1884-93), dies
  • 1947 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1917)
  • 1949 Leslie Gay, cricket wicket-keeper/goalkeeper (England in 1890's), dies
  • 1956 Lajos Asztalos, International Chess Master (1950), dies at 67
  • 1962 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1942)
  • 1993 George Sheehan, cardiologist/marathoner, dies of prostate cancer at 74

Person of interestWalter Payton

1999 Walter Payton, American Football Hall of Fame Running Back, dies at 45

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • 2012 Pascual Perez, Dominican baseball player, bludgeoned to death at 55