On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 17

Events in Sport

  • 1869 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race, racing 13K Paris to Rouen
  • 1883 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: Willie Fernie beats defending champion Bob Ferguson 1-up in 36-hole playoff
  • 1884 Cops arrest boxer John L. Sullivan in his 2nd round for being "cruel"
  • 1900 5th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 53-5 in Montgomery
  • 1906 11th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-0 in Birmingham
  • 1926 NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1
  • 1940 Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane
  • 1953 St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc
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Divorces in Sport

  • 1995 Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (47) divorces Laura Cwikowski after nearly 8 years of marriage

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