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
  • 1907 French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)

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1946 Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1954 1st Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats France 16-12
  • 1958 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
  • 1964 Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points
  • 1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open

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1968 Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

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1973 Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1974 Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP
  • 1977 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open

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1979 Willie Stargell & Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • 1982 A boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada, ends when Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim. Kim's death on November 17 led to significant changes in the sport.

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1983 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1988 39th Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by three points

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1991 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1992 Riddick Bowe beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

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1994 45th Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by one point

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 1994 44th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • 1996 Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is 4th unanimous winner of NL MVP
  • 2014 Rohit Sharma of India sets a new record of 264 runs against Sri Lanka in an ODI innings in cricket
  • 2014 Clayton Kershaw & Mike Trout wins the MVP awards in MLB for 2014
  • 2017 Italy fails to qualify for 2018 Football World Cup (first time since 1958), after play-off defeat against Sweden
  • 2017 First Barbie doll to wear a hijab, modeled on Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad unveiled in New York

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1858 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's), born in Kensington, London (d. 1896)
  • 1898 Earl Sande, American jockey (Hall of Famer), born in Groton, South Dakota (d. 1968)

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1911 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (Kansas City Monarchs, 1st African-American coach in Major League Baseball), born in Carrabelle, Florida (d. 2006)

Baseball Player and Coach Buck O'Neil
Baseball Player and Coach
Buck O'Neil
  • 1928 Steve Bilko, American baseball player, born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1932 Olga Connolly-Fikotova, US discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956), born in Libiš, Czech Republic
  • 1939 Karel Brückner, Czech football manager, born in Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 1940 Jack Birkenshaw, English cricketer (England off-spinner 1973-74), born in Rothwell, England
  • 1940 Joan Haanappel, Dutch figure skater and sports reporter, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1941 Mel Stottlemyre, American pitcher (NY Yankee) and pitching coach (NY Met), born in Hazleton, Missouri
  • 1943 Robert Jay Sigel, American PGA golfer (1994 GTE West Classic), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Roberto Boninsegna, Italian footballer, born in Mantua, Italy
  • 1944 Ken Shuttleworth, English cricketpaceman (England on 1970-71 Ashes tour), born in St Helens, Lancashire
  • 1945 Masahiro Hasemi, Japanese racing driver, born in Ome, Tokyo
  • 1946 Al Luginbill, American football coach (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Pomona, California
  • 1947 Gene Garber, American baseball player, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Yoshimi Ishibashi, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan

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1950 Gilbert Perreault, Canadian NHL center (over 500 goals), born in Victoriaville, Quebec

  • 1951 Beth Anders, American field hockey sweeper (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1958 Linda Jackson, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1959 Anne Manning, Australian walker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1959 Rosie Jones, LPGA golfer (1988 USX Golf Classic), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1962 Blair Rasmussen, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1962 Gaetano Orlando, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1963 Vinny Testaverde, NFL quarterback (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, NY Jets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Ronald Agenor, Rabat Morocco, tennis player (1989 French quarters)
  • 1965 Kevin Gamble, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1965 Rob Natal, catcher (Florida Marlins), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1965 Sheryl Boyle, Renfrew Ontario, kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • 1965 Zeljko Petrovic, soccer player (FC The Bosch/RKC)
  • 1966 Rumeal Robinson, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons)
  • 1967 Steve Christie, NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1968 Mark Fitzpatrick, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1968 Pat Hentgen, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1968 Tami Whitlinger-Jones, tennis star (1995 Futures-Sedona), born in Neenah, Wisconsin
  • 1971 Anthony Whiteman, England, 800m/1500m runner
  • 1971 Craig Powell, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1971 Matthew Minagall, cricketer (S Australian lefty wrist-spinner 1991-95)
  • 1971 Ron Rivers, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • 1973 George Harris, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
  • 1975 Sarah Pitkowski, Seclin France, tennis star (1995 Futures-Koksijde)
  • 1975 Ivica Dragutinović, Serbian footballer
  • 1975 Quim, Portuguese footballer
  • 1975 Tom Compernolle, Belgian athlete (d. 2008)
  • 1976 Kelly Sotherton, English heptathlete
  • 1979 Ron Artest, American basketball player
  • 1980 François-Louis Tremblay, Canadian short track speed skater
  • 1981 Kirsty-Leigh Brown, Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1981 Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player
  • 1982 Samkon Gado, American football player
  • 1985 Asdrúbal Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

1987 MLB baseball player Cal Ripken Jr (27) weds Kelly Geer at Towson United Methodist Church in Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 2010 Major League Baseball pitcher Kyle Kendrick (26) married three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephanie LaGrossa (30) at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California

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2012 Soccer goalkeeper and a double Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo (31) weds former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens (33) in Washington

Football Star Hope Solo
Football Star
Hope Solo

Deaths in Sport

  • 1978 George Hearne, South African cricketer (open bat in 3 Tests 1922-24), dies
  • 1982 Dorothy [Little-]Round, England, tennis star (Never on Sunday), dies
  • 1989 Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)
  • 1998 Red Holzman, American basketball coach (b. 1920)
  • 2007 John Doherty, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • 2007 Kazuhisa Inao, Japanese baseball player (b. 1937)
  • 2010 Ken Iman, American football player (b. 1939)
  • 2013 Todd Christensen, NFL player and sportscaster, dies from complications during liver transplant surgery at 57
  • 2014 Alvin Dark, American baseball player & manager, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • 2016 Enzo Maiorca, Italian freediver (17 world records), dies at 85