On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 13

Events in Sport

  • 1875 Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms
  • 1900 Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
  • 1906 C. W. Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 v Queensland, in record cricket innings by an Australian
  • 1907 French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
  • 1946 Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC
  • 1951 Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio and Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
  • 1954 1st Rugby League World Cup, Parc des Princes, Paris: Great Britain beats France, 16-12; Man of The Match: GB second rower Don Robinson
  • 1958 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1987 MLB baseball player Cal Ripken Jr (27) weds Kelly Geer at Towson United Methodist Church in Maryland
  • 2010 Major League Baseball pitcher Kyle Kendrick (26) married three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephanie LaGrossa (30) at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California
  • 2012 Soccer goalkeeper and a double Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo (31) weds former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens (33) in Washington

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1916 Frederik Septimus Kelly, Australian-British composer and rower (Summer Olympic gold 1908), dies at 35
  • 1978 George Hearne, South African cricket batsman (3 Tests; Western Province), dies at 90
  • 1982 Dorothy [Little-]Round, England, tennis star (Never on Sunday), dies
  • 1989 Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)
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