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

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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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 Rick Barry (San Francisco), 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

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

Cricketer Kapil Dev
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

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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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Sachin Tendulkar plays his very last cricket match before retiring in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 2014 Kevin Harvick driving for Stewart-Haas Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series by 1 point from Ryan Newman

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1827 James Southerton, cricketer (Test debut in the 1st ever Test at 49)
  • 1862 Charles Thomas Biass Turner, cricketer (the "Terror")
  • 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)
  • 1946 Jo Jo White, American basketballer (Olympic gold - 1968), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 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 silver 1988)
  • 1959 Corey Allen Pavin, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1995 US Open)

Person of interestFrank Bruno

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

  • 1962 Chuck Finley, pitcher (Angels)

Person of interestZina Garrison

1963 Zina Garrison, American tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1990, Olympic doubles gold 1988), 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, American PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-2nd), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1966 Dan Nowosielski, fencing epee (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1966 Lisa Brown Miller, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1966 Tim Scott, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Hanford, California
  • 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)
  • 1968 Vlado Ĺ ola, Croatian handball goalkeeper
  • 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 (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1973 Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)
  • 1973 Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner
  • 1973 Brendan Laney, New Zealand rugby player, born in Invercargill, New Zealand
  • 1974 Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1974 Paul Scholes, British footballer, born in Salford, United Kingdom
  • 1976 Juha Pasoja, Finnish footballer, born in Kemi, Finland
  • 1977 Oksana Baiul, Ukrainian figure skater (Olympic gold 1994), born in
  • 1978 Gary Naysmith, Scottish footballer, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1978 Kip Bouknight, American baseball player, born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1979 Salli Wills, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1979 Bruce Irons, American surfer, born in Lihue, Hawaii
  • 1980 Kayte Christensen, American basketball player, born in Lakeview, Oregon
  • 1981 Osi Umenyiora, English-born NFL football player, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1982 Jannie du Plessis, South African rugby player, born in Bethlehem, South Africa
  • 1982 Ronald Pognon, French athlete, born in La Lamentin, Martinique
  • 1982 Amar'e Stoudemire, American basketball player, born in Lake Wales, Florida
  • 1983 Kari Lehtonen, Finnish ice hockey goaltender, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1983 Britta Steffen, German swimmer (Olympic gold 50/100m 2008), born in Schwedt, Germany

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

1996 Golf champ Phil Mickelson (26) weds Amy McBride

HeartWedding of Interest

2017 Tennis champion Serena Williams marries Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Deaths in Sport

  • 1944 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (26 Tests 1910-1928), dies at 58
  • 1964 Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 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)
  • 2009 Robert J. Frankel, American thoroughbred race horse trainer, dies at 68
  • 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