On This Day in Sport for November 15

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1901 James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1901 6th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • 1913 9th Australasian Championships: Ernie Parker beats Harry Parker (2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2)

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1946 Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

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1947 Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1947 Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal
  • 1951 Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pak XI v MCC, Lahore
  • 1951 NY Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1959 Cleveland Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Wash 31-17

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1960 Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor

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1961 Roger Maris is voted AL MVP

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1964 Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1964 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

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1964 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

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1967 Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1968 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"

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1970 Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory"

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 1972 White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
  • 1978 Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
  • 1980 30th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

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1983 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1987 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
  • 1987 38th Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by 12 points
  • 1988 Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award

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1989 Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1989 Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games
  • 1991 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
  • 1992 Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 v SA, Durban)
  • 1992 42nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Alan Kulwicki wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1874 Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (d. 1941)
  • 1903 Stewie Dempster, cricketer (1st great NZ Test batsman)
  • 1939 Erik Hansen, Danish 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1950 Mac Maurice Wilkins, discus thrower (1st to break 70m)
  • 1952 "Macho Man" Randy Savage, [Poffo], Sarasota FL, wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW)
  • 1958 Marty Davis, American tennis star, born in San Jose, California
  • 1963 Gideon Joe Ng, table tennis player (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965 Stefan Pfeiffer, German swimmer
  • 1967 Greg Anthony, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1967 Harvey Franklin, WLAF WR (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1967 Laura Garrone, Italian tennis star
  • 1967 Michiyoshi Ohara, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
  • 1967 Pedro Borbon, Mao Dom Rep, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1967 Scott Schrader, California, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Golden State)
  • 1967 Gustavo Poyet, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1969 Helen Kelesi, Canadian tennis star
  • 1969 Peter Martin, cricketer (Lancashire & England pace bowler 1995)
  • 1970 Cecil Doggette, WLAF cornerback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Lesley Reddon, ice hockey goalie (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1970 Patrick Mboma, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1971 Natalia Medvedeva, tennis star (1993 Prague Essen), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1971 Rohan Robinson, Australian hurdler (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Christian van der Weerden, Dutch soccer player (NEC, Vitesse)
  • 1972 Greg Bloedorn, NFL center (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Jason Dunn, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Jorge Diaz, guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1974 Fred Brock, wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1975 Yannick Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1976 Jessica Amey, 100m butterfly/4 x 100 (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1979 Josemi, Spanish footballer
  • 1979 Brett Lancaster, Australian cyclist
  • 1981 Natalie Lacuesta, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1981 Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer
  • 1981 Drew Hodgdon, American football player
  • 1982 Joe Kowalewski, American football player
  • 1983 Fernando Verdasco, Spanish tennis player
  • 1986 Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player
  • 1987 Isaiah Osbourne, English footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1986 Golfer Byron Nelson (74) weds advertising copy writer Peggy Simmons (42)

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson

Deaths in Sport

  • 1933 Affie Jarvis, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia, 9 catches), dies
  • 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
  • 1966 Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter (b. 1877)
  • 1982 Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (b. 1901)
  • 1990 Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • 1993 Theo Huizenaar, Dutch boxing trainer (Bep van Klaveren), dies at 93
  • 1998 Ludvik Danek, Czechoslovak discus thrower (b. 1937)
  • 2003 Ray Lewis, Canadian 4X400 relayer (Olympic bronze 1932), dies at 93
  • 2007 Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1928)
  • 2010 Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (b. 1944)