On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 14

Events in Sport

  • 1888 St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936 More than 21,000 watch Don Bradman score 192 for South Australia v Victoria in a drawn Sheffield Shield match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1943 Chic Bear Sid Luckman passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Giants (56-7)

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1964 Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1966 Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1973 Canada begins production of Olympic coins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Jim Palmer is named AL Cy Young winner

Baseball Player Jim Palmer
Baseball Player
Jim Palmer
  • 1976 Cleveland Browns' Jerry Sherk sets club record with 4 sacks
  • 1979 California's Don Baylor, wins AL MVP
  • 1981 In the first world championship fight between 2 Puerto Ricans in boxing history, WBC Super Welterweight champion Wilfred Benitez beats Carlos Santos in a 15-round unanimous decision at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas
  • 1985 Brewers release 39-year-old pitcher Rollie Fingers
  • 1986 Doubleday Publishing sells NY Mets to Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon
  • 1989 Padres reliever Mark Davis wins NL Cy Young Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 James Worthy is arrested in Houston and charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution

NBA Small Forward James Worthy
NBA Small Forward
James Worthy
  • 1991 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long loses his steroids appeal and is suspended without pay by NFL for 4 weeks
  • 1993 23rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24
  • 1993 24th NYC Marathon won by Andres Espinosa in 2:10:04

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 43rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

Auto Racer Dale Earnhardt
Auto Racer
Dale Earnhardt
  • 1996 Texas Ranger Juan Gonzalez wins AL MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit to claim his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 4 points from Fernando Alonso; Red Bull's first Constructors title

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • 2014 American harness racing trainer/driver Dave Palone sets the world record for wins when he drive Missy Tap Tina to the winner's circle for his 16,754th career victory
  • 2018 New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom wins NL Cy Young Award; his 10 wins fewest ever by a Cy Young winner in a non-strike-shortened season; MLB-leading 1.70 ERA; 29 consecutive start streak longest in MLB history

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1833 Antonius von der Linde, Neth/German librarian/chess player
  • 1845 Allen Hill, cricketer (took the 1st wicket in Test cricket)
  • 1877 Norman Brookes, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1907, 14), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1968)
  • 1892 Ted Meredith, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m in world record 1:51.9s 1912), born in Chester Heights, Pennsylvania (d. 1957)
  • 1893 Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 1921-24, 26), born in Loosduinen, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • 1904 Harold Larwood, England cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, Bodyline Series v Australia 1932-33), born in Nuncargate, England (d. 1995)
  • 1918 John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1939, 46 / 13 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Jimmy Piersall, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1954, 56; his bipolar disorder subject book & film, "Fear Strikes Out"), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Gilbert Rogin, American journalist and author (The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Alan Moss, English cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 21 wickets; Middlesex CCC), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1930 Charles De Sorgher, Belgian bobsledder
  • 1934 Kurt Hamrin, Swedish soccer player, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1942 Jackie Du Preez, Zimbabwe cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, South Africa; Zimbabwe Test selector), born in Harare, Zimbabwe (d. 2020)
  • 1948 Ian Stanley, Australian golfer (British Senior Open 2001), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2018)
  • 1954 Bernard Hinault, French cyclist (Tour de France)
  • 1955 Jack Sikma, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Kankalee, Illinois
  • 1955 Willie Hernandez, pitcher (Cy Young Award)
  • 1958 Lynda Lehmann, Karoonda Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1962 Morgan Reeser, 470 sailor (Olymp-8th-1992, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1963 Mike Prior, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1964 Silken Laumann, Canadian rower (Olympic bronze, silver-92, 96), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1966 Carl Coulter, CFL corner (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966 Curt Schilling, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1966 Eric Hill, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1966 Rod Harris, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966 Petra Roßner, German cyclist
  • 1968 Bob Christian, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968 Claudia Porwik, Coburg Ger, tennis star (1995 Futures-Valladolid)
  • 1968 Kent Bottenfield, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1968 Lionel Simmons, American NBA forward (Sacramento Kings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Mark Henderson, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m medley 1996; World C'ship gold 1991, 94), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969 Sue Stewart, Canadian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970 Dana Stubblefield, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Darrien Gordon, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1970 David Wesley, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Boston Celtics)
  • 1970 Derrick Hoskins, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970 Dexter Nottage, NFL defensive end (Wash Redskins, KC Chiefs)
  • 1971 Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 416 dismissals, 47.6 batting average; first player 100 sixes in Tests) and broadcaster (FoxSports), born in Bellingen, Australia
  • 1972 Aaron Taylor, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972 Ed Patterson, Delta, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1972 Lori Dupuis, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1973 Lawyer Milloy, strong safety (New England Patriots)
  • 1978 Xavier Nady, American baseball player
  • 1978 Bobby Allen, American ice hockey player
  • 1979 Jean-Alain Boumsong, French footballer
  • 1980 Margot Contois, American dance skater (with Robert Peal), born in Marquette, Michigan
  • 1981 Tom Ferrier, British racing driver
  • 1982 Kyle Orton, American football player (Chicago Bears)
  • 1984 Lisa De Vanna, Australian female footballer
  • 1985 Thomas Vermaelen, Belgian footballer
  • 1989 Jake Livermore, English footballer
  • 1998 Sofia Kenin, American tennis player (Australian Open 2020), born in Moscow, Russia

Weddings in Sport

LoveWedding of Interest

1964 MLB right fielder Roberto Clemente (30) weds Vera Zabala at San Fernando Church in Carolina

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

LoveWedding of Interest

1998 Chicago Bulls NBA player Dennis Rodman (37) weds "Baywatch" actress Carmen Electra (26) at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
Actress Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra

Deaths in Sport

  • 1909 Joshua Slocum, Canadian-American seaman and adventurer, departs from Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, sailing south for the winter, and is lost at sea, at 65
  • 1929 Joe McGinnity, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1905; 5 × NL wins leader; NL ERA leader 1904; Baltimore Orioles, NY Giants), dies at 58
  • 1937 Jack O'Connor, American baseball player (b. 1869)
  • 1965 George Bissett, South African cricketer (25 wickets in 4 Tests for South Africa), dies at 60
  • 1967 C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), dies at 72
  • 1971 William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (b. 1934)
  • 1979 Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies
  • 1981 Robert Bradford, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1941)
  • 1992 Earnest FH Happel, East German soccer/trainer/coach, dies
  • 1992 Joop Van Nellen, Dutch soccer forward (27 caps; DHC Delft), dies at 82
  • 1995 Les Horvath, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback and halfback (Heisman Trophy 1944; first Ohio State player to win the award; National C'ship 1942), dies of heart failure at 74

Person of interestEddie Arcaro

1997 Eddie Arcaro, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), dies of liver cancer at 81

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro
  • 2001 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2009 Bruce Wells, English boxer (European amateur light middleweight champion 1953) & actor (Dr. Who 1965-73), dies at 76
  • 2010 Wes Santee, American middle distance runner, dies at 78
  • 2012 Brian Davies, Australia Rugby League player, dies at 82
  • 2016 Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player (5-time Grand Slam doubles champion), dies of a stroke at 102