On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 10

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1926 Bradman plays his 1st State selection trial, he only makes 37

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1940 Pittsburgh & Philadelphia play a penalty free NFL game
  • 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

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1963 Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • 1964 Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium
  • 1974 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0
  • 1977 Major Indoor Soccer League officially organized (NYC)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1978 Larry Holmes KOs Alfredo Evangelist in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1983 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler retains world middleweight boxing title with a 15-round unanimous points decision over Roberto Durán at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; first time Hagler taken the distance as champion
  • 1984 Australia all out for 76 v West Indies at cricket WACA, Holding 6-21
  • 1984 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again
  • 1988 MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)
  • 1991 Bernie Kosar ends NFL record of 308 passes without an interception

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Martina Navratilova ties Chris Evert with 157 pro tennis tournament wins

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1991 South Africa's 1st cricket international since 1970 - one-day v India
  • 1996 46th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins
  • 2003 Kim Clijsters of Belgium becomes first female tennis player to earn $US4 million in a season when she overwhelms Amélie Mauresmo 6-2, 6-0 for the WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles
  • 2012 22nd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 21-6 in Chestnut Hill
  • 2013 Spaniard Marc Márquez wins the 2013 MotoGP World Championship to become its youngest ever winner at 20
  • 2019 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Perth: French pair Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia beat Ash Barty and Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-4, 6-3 to clinch a 3-2 victory

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1896 Jimmy Dykes, American MLB infielder, manager (All Star 1933-34), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • 1918 Martin Hanley, South African cricketer (took 1-88 with off-spin in Test for South Africa), born in Aliwal North, Cape Province (d. 2000)
  • 1919 Bulldog Turner, American NFL center (Chicago Bears), born in Plains, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1930 Gene Conley, American MLB player and NBA player, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • 1933 Seymour Nurse, Barbadian cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 258 v NZ 1969), born in Jack-My-Nanny Gap, Black Rock, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 2019)
  • 1934 Lucien Bianchi, Italian-Belgian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1968), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1969)
  • 1934 Norm Cash, American baseball 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), born in Eldorado, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1943 George Sauer, Jr., AFL player (New York Jets), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • 1951 Morris Hatalsky, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California
  • 1952 Gerry DiNardo, American football player (Notre Dame Fighting Irish) and coach (Colorado), born in Queens, New York
  • 1954 Juanito, Spanish soccer forward (34 caps; Real Madrid 284 games, 85 goals), born in Fuengirola, Spain (d. 1992)
  • 1955 Jack Clark, Penns, American MLB outfielder (Giants, Cards, Yanks, Padres), born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania
  • 1957 Jodi Anderson, American long jump champ (1978-81), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Linda Cohn, American sportscaster (ESPN's SportsCenter), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1960 Dan Hawkins, American college football coach (University of Colorado 2006-10), born in Fall River Mills, California
  • 1961 Ramona Pagel, American shot putter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 John Walton, English darts player (BDO World Champion 2001), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • 1962 Cathy Boswell, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1963 Mike McCarthy, American football coach (Super Bowl 2010, Green Bay Packers 2006-18; Dallas Cowboys 2020), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Michael Anthony Powell, American long jumper (world record 1991, Olympic silver 1988, 92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Keith Lockhart, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Whittier, California
  • 1964 Kenny Rogers, American MLB pitcher (perfect game 1994), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1964 Magnús Scheving, Icelandic athlete, writer and producer (LazyTown), born in Borgarnes, Iceland
  • 1965 Eddie Irvine, Irish auto racer (runner-up World F1 Championship 1999), born in Newtownards, Northern Ireland
  • 1965 Jamie Dixon, American basketball coach (University of Pittsburgh men's basketball team 2003-16), born in Burbank, California
  • 1966 Kyle Kopp, water polo 2m offense (Olympics 1996), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1967 Jed Roberts, Canadian CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1967 Jackie Fairweather, Australian triathlete (ITU World Championships gold 1996), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 2014)
  • 1968 Calvin Tiggle, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1968 Jeffrey Kooistra, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen/NEC), born in Amsterdam
  • 1968 Lissa Maria Sneck, ice hockey goalie (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1968 Lonnie Marts, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs, Tennessee Oilers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969 Arjan van der Laan, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Nieuwkoop, Netherlands
  • 1969 Dan Farthing, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1969 Ed Ward, Canadian NHL right wing (Calgary Flames), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1969 Rod Milstead, American NFL guard (Super Bowl 1994, SF 49ers; coach Delaware State), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969 Faustino Asprilla, Colombian footballer, born in Tuluá, Colombia
  • 1969 Jens Lehmann, German football goalkeeper, born in Essen, West Germany
  • 1970 Trent Dimas, American gymnast (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1970 Freddy Loix, Belgian rally driver, born in Tongeren, Belgium
  • 1971 Butch Huskey, American baseball infielder (NY Mets), born in Anadarko, Oklahoma
  • 1971 Jennifer McFalls, American softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Arlington, Texas
  • 1971 Kate Slatter, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Dick Kooijman, Dutch soccer player (Heracles, FC Groningen, Az), born in Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands
  • 1972 Isaac Bruce, American NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1972 Shawn Green, American baseball outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Des Plaines, Illinois
  • 1972 Virág Csurgó, Hungarian tennis star (1993 Futures-Freeport), born in Siófok, Hungary
  • 1973 Cale Hulse, Canadian NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1973 Darius Holland, American NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • 1973 John Solomon, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Zahid Fazal, Pakistani cricket batsman (occasional Tests since 1992), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 1973 Patrik Berger, Czech footballer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1976 Steffen Iversen, Norwegian footballer, born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1976 Shefki Kuqi, Finnish footballer (Sheffield Wednesday), born in Vushtrri, SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1977 Matt Cepicky, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1980 Troy Bell, American basketball player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1980 Donté Stallworth, American NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1981 Tony Blanco, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
  • 1982 Clayton Fortune, English footballer (Bristol City), born in Forest Gate, England
  • 1983 Craig Smith, American basketball player (Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1984 Kendrick Perkins, American basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Nederland, Texas

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1973 Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully (45) weds Sandra Hunt

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully

Deaths in Sport

  • 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
  • 1986 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and referee (b. 1903)
  • 1986 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races), dies at 82
  • 1992 Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, dies at 71
  • 1995 Clairmonte Depeiaza, West Indian cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955), dies at 67
  • 2009 Robert Enke, German football goalkeeper, dies at 32
  • 2010 Dave Niehaus, American sportscaster (b. 1935)
  • 2015 Pat Eddery, Irish jockey (won Epsom Derby 3x), dies at 63