On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 15

Events in Sport

  • 1900 Dutch soccer club NEC is established in Nijmegen
  • 1901 James J. Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco
  • 1901 6th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • 1913 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Perth: Australian Ernie Parker beats NZ namesake Harry Parker 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
  • 1946 Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP
  • 1947 Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG
  • 1947 Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal
  • 1951 1st-class cricket debut of future great Pakistani batsman Hanif Mohammad; scores 26 in drawn tour match, Pakistan XI v MCC, Lahore
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1874 Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (d. 1941)
  • 1903 Stewie Dempster, New Zealand cricket batsman (10 Tests, 2 x 100s; Wellington CA, Leicestershire CCC, Warwickshire CCC), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1974)
  • 1915 Bea Barrett, American golfer (Western Open 1938), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Robert Cohen, French boxer (NYSAC, NBA, The Ring bantamweight titles 1954-56), born in Bône, Algeria (d. 2022)
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Weddings in Sport


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Deaths in Sport

  • 1933 Affie Jarvis, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (11 Tests, 18 dismissals; South Australia), dies at 73
  • 1938 George Glover, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • 1959 Alex Kennedy, cricketer (31 wkts in 5 Tests for England 1922-23), dies
  • 1963 Linus McAtee, American Hall of Fame jockey (Preakness Stakes 1916; Kentucky Derby 1927, 29; US Champion Jockey by earnings 1928), dies at 65
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