On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 10

Events in Sport

  • 1857 First American Chess Congress is won by Paul Morphy; beats Louis Paulson, 6-2 for a tournament record of 14 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss
  • 1934 First NHL penalty shot is awarded to Montreal Canadiens forward Armand Mondou; stopped by Toronto goaltender George Hainsworth in Maple Leafs' 2-1 win
  • 1940 Pittsburgh Steelers & Philadelphia Eagles play one of only 4 penalty free games in NFL history; Steelers win 7-3 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
  • 1945 College football's #1 Army beats #2 Notre Dame 48-0
  • 1950 After 9 years, Cleveland Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
  • 1957 NFL record crowd (102,368), '49ers vs Rams in LA
  • 1957 Cleveland Browns' Don Paul sets club record for longest fumble return with a 89-yard run (and TD), beating Pittsburgh 24-0
  • 1963 Detroit right wing Gordie Howe surpasses Maurice Richard as leading NHL all-time goal scorer with 545th career goal in a 3-0 Red Wings victory over Montreal Canadiens in Detroit
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1896 Jimmy Dykes, American MLB infielder (MLB All Star 1933-34 Chicago WS; World Series 1929-30 Philadelphia A's) and manager (Chicago WS 1934-46), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • 1919 Bulldog Turner, American Pro/College Football HOF center (Hardin–Simmons Uni; 7 × First-team All-Pro; 4 x Pro Bowl; Chicago Bears), born in Plains, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1930 Gene Conley, American baseball pitcher (4 x MLB All Star; Boston/Milwaukee Braves, Philadelphia Phillies) and basketball forward (NBA C'ship 1959–1961; Boston Celtics), born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Seymour Nurse, West Indian cricket batsman (29 Tests @ 47.60, 6 x 100; TS 258; Barbados), born in Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 2019)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1917 Harry Trott, Australian cricket all-rounder (24 Tests, 1 x 100, 4 x 50, HS 143, 29 wickets; Victoria CA), dies for cancer at 51
  • 1966 Evelyn Sears, American tennis player (US National 1907), dies at 91
  • 1972 Charlie Hallows, English cricketer who scored 1000 runs in a single month in May 1928, dies at 77
  • 1985 Pelle Lindbergh, goalie (Philadelphia Flyers), dies in drunk driving accident
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