On This Day in Sport for November 16

Events in Sport

  • 1907 12th Iron Bowl: Auburn and Alabama tie 6-6 in Birmingham
  • 1909 EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms
  • 1924 Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record)
  • 1926 NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1957 Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • 1957 Okla's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame 7-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966 Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 1969 US President Nixon becomes first president to attend a season NFL game while in office: the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28
  • 1974 Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)
  • 1975 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Jacksonville Ladies Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 Rick Barry (SF), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • 1978 Major Indoor Soccer League holds its 1st draft
  • 1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB Doug Williams throws for 486 yards

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • 1984 Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • 1984 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket
  • 1986 36th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1997 85th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Saskatchawan, 47-23
  • 1997 47th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • 2003 91st CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 34-22

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003 Lionel Messi makes his official debut for FC Barcelona in a friendly against Porto

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2003 55th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Matt Kenseth wins
  • 2008 60th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
  • 2014 Kevin Harvick wins the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1827 James Southerton, cricketer (Test debut in the 1st ever Test at 49)
  • 1862 Charles Thomas Biass Turner, cricketer (the "Terror")

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1873 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • 1881 Joel H. Hildebrand, American Chemist and Educator whose work on the chemistry of solutions helped treat divers with the 'bends' through the introduction of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1892 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)
  • 1920 Betty Hicks, LPGA golfer
  • 1924 Mel Patton, American sprinter & Olympic champion, born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Barbara Romack, LPGA golfer
  • 1940 Chris Balderstone, cricket batsman (England, belated faced WI in 1976)
  • 1942 Willie Carson, Scottish jockey
  • 1944 David O'Sullivan, NZ cricket left-arm spinner (in 11 Tests 1973-76)
  • 1947 Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer
  • 1954 Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)
  • 1956 Terry Labonte, American NASCAR driver
  • 1959 Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silv-1988)
  • 1959 Corey Allen Pavin, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1995 US Open)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1961 Frank Bruno, English boxer (European champion), born in Hammersmith, England

  • 1962 Chuck Finley, pitcher (Angels)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1963 Zina Garrison Jackson, tennis star (1988/90 Wimbledon), born in Houston, Texas

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
  • 1964 Dwight Gooden, pitcher (NY Yankees, NY Mets), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1965 Glen Edward Day, Mobile AL, PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-2nd)
  • 1966 Dan Nowosielski, fencing epee (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966 Lisa Brown Miller, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1966 Tim Scott, Hanford California, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1967 Lawrence Dawsey, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1968 Chris Haney, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1968 Ebrahim Essop-Adam, cricketer (one ODI for Zimbabwe 1992)
  • 1968 Melvin Stewart, US butterfly swimmer (200m record)
  • 1969 Mike Devlin, NFL guard/center (Buffalo Bills, Cardinals)
  • 1969 Thomas Ingalsbe, 238+ lbs (108+ kg) US weightlifter (Olympics-1996)
  • 1970 Jason Carthen, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Waqar Younis, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani fast/swing bowler)
  • 1971 Mustapha Hadji, Moroccan footballer
  • 1971 Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer
  • 1973 Howard Smothers, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Joe Hudepohl, American 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1973 Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)
  • 1973 Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner
  • 1973 Brendan Laney, Scottish rugby player
  • 1974 Paul Scholes, British footballer
  • 1976 Juha Pasoja, Finnish footballer
  • 1977 Oksana Baiul, Ukraine, figure skater (Olympic gold 1994)
  • 1978 Gary Naysmith, Scottish footballer
  • 1978 Kip Bouknight, American baseball player
  • 1979 Salli Wills, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 1979 Bruce Irons, American surfer
  • 1980 Kayte Christensen, American basketball player
  • 1981 Osi Umenyiora, English-born NFL football player
  • 1982 Jannie du Plessis, South African rugby player
  • 1982 Ronald Pognon, French athlete
  • 1982 Amare Stoudemire, American basketball player
  • 1983 Kari Lehtonen, Finnish ice hockey goaltender
  • 1983 Britta Steffen, German swimmer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1996 Golf champ Phil Mickelson (26) weds Amy McBride


Deaths in Sport

  • 1944 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (26 Tests 1910-1928), dies at 58
  • 1964 Piet Moeskops, Dutch world champion cyclist (1921-24, 26), dies at 71
  • 1987 Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)
  • 1994 David Rayner, cyclist, dies
  • 1997 Russ "Mad Monk" Meyer, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 74
  • 2005 Robert Tisch, American football team owner (b. 1926)
  • 2009 Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (b. 1978)
  • 2010 Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (b. 1913)
  • 2012 Bob Scott, New Zealand Rugby player, dies at 91
  • 2014 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer, dies at 79
  • 2015 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 89