On This Day in Sport for November 19

Events in Sport

  • 1906 London selected to host 1908 Olympics
  • 1932 Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951 Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1953 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1967 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1968 Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1975 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP
  • 1977 Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1978 Gavaskar gets twin cricket tons for India for 2nd time
  • 1978 "The Miracle at the Meadowlands", Eagles Herman Edwards returns a fumble for a touchdown with 31 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 19-17 victory over the rival New York Giants
  • 1978 28th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins

AgreementContract of Interest

1979 Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 Jari Kurri becomes the first (and only) Finnish player to score five goals in a game

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 1984 NY Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1989 US beats Trinidad, 1-0 qualifing for 1990 world soccer cup finals it was US' 1st qualification since 1950
  • 1989 39th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Rusty Wallace wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Pittsburgh's Barry Bonds wins NL MVP

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Balt Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1994 59th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-14 in Birmingham
  • 1995 83rd CFL Grey Cup: Balt Stallions defeats Calgary Stampeders, 37-20
  • 1996 Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox
  • 2005 70th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-18 in Auburn
  • 2006 94th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Montreal Alouettes, 25-14
  • 2011 21st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 16-14 in South Bend

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1855 Billy Bates, cricketer (England all-rounder 1882-87, hat-trick 1883)
  • 1900 Bunny Ahearne, Irish ice hockey promoter (d. 1985)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1921 Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodger catcher (NL MVP 1951/53/55), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2011)

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • 1938 Frank Misson, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1960-61)
  • 1938 Richard Dumbrill, cricketer (South African all-rounder in 5 Tests 1965-67)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1938 Ted Turner, American founder of CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1941 Ivanka Khristova, Bulgaria, shot putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1942 Lawrence Allen Gilbert, Fort Knox KY, PGA golfer (1994 Dallas Reunion)
  • 1943 Sharon Wilder, LPGA golfer
  • 1944 Dennis Hull, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1947 Bob Boone, baseball player and manager (Phillies, Angels), born in San Diego, California
  • 1949 Ahmad Rashad, [Bobby Moore], NFL receiver (Minnesota Vikings)/sportscaster
  • 1957 George Leary, Newmarket Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-16-92, 96)
  • 1957 Otis J Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants, 1990 Super Bowl MVP)
  • 1958 Michael Wilbon, sports analyst
  • 1961 Grant Ledyard, Winnipeg, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • 1962 Salim Jaffer, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 14 Tests 1986-91)
  • 1962 Dodie Boy Peñalosa, Philippine boxer
  • 1964 Jeni Lidgett, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 Erik Wilhelm, NFL quarterback (NY Jets)
  • 1965 Laurent Blanc, French footballer
  • 1966 Brian Wilsterman, soccer player (Dordreecht '90)
  • 1966 Gail Devers, 60m/100m hurdler (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967 Gary Disarcina, Maiden MA, infielder (California Angels)
  • 1968 Gord Fraser, road race cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1968 Matt Darby, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1968 Steven Penn, Brevard NC, team handball center back (Olympics-1996)
  • 1969 Rod Mapstone, Australian long jumper (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Berthil de Avest, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Twente)
  • 1970 Bhupinder Singh Jr, cricketer (Punjab & Indian ODI batsman)
  • 1970 Jenni Meno, Pompton Plains NJ, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994)
  • 1970 Larry Tharpe, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions)
  • 1970 Rickey Brady, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Adrian Griffith, cricketer (West Indian Test opening batsman 1997)
  • 1971 Andy Sheets, Baton Rouge LA, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1971 Dimitri Yushkevich, Yaroslavl Russia, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leaf)
  • 1971 Michelle Andrews, Newcastle NSW Aust, field hockey striker (Oly-96)
  • 1971 Rickey Brady, WLAF TE (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1971 Jeremy McGrath, American motorcycle racer
  • 1972 David Palmer, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973 Daniel Meech, Hastings NZ, equestrian showjumper (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Jamir Miller, NFL outside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1974 Orlando Fuentes, Ellsworth AFB SD, half-lightweight judoka (Oly-96)
  • 1975 Ju-Yeon Choi, Pusan Korea, tennis star (1995 Futures-Seoul-KOR II)
  • 1976 Petr Sykora, Pizen CZE, NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, NJ Devils)
  • 1976 Stylianos Venetidis, Greek soccer player
  • 1977 Kerri Strug, gymnast (Olympics-gold-96), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1978 Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová, Czech athlete
  • 1979 Ryan Howard, American baseball player
  • 1979 Larry Johnson, American football player
  • 1979 Leam Richardson, English soccer player
  • 1979 John-Ford Griffin, American baseball player
  • 1980 Courtney Anderson, American football player
  • 1985 Chris Eagles, English footballer
  • 1988 Patrick Kane, American ice hockey player

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

1939 Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (24) weds "Freshies" actress Dorothy Arnold at St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

HeartWedding of Interest

1986 Hall of Famer boxing champ Muhammad Ali (44) weds Yolanda Williams

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 2005 Indianapolis 500 racer Danica Patrick (23) weds physical therapist Paul Hospenthal in Scottsdale, Arizona

Deaths in Sport

  • 1917 Basil Grieve, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests England v South Africa 1889), dies
  • 1935 F S Gough-Calthorpe, cricketer (England captain v WI 1930), dies
  • 1971 Bill Stern, American sportscaster (Saturday Night Fights), dies at 64
  • 1973 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (6 Tests for NZ, 113 runs & 6 wickets), dies
  • 1985 Lall Singh, cricketer (Test for India 1932), dies
  • 2003 Ian Geoghegan, Australian racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 2007 Mike Gregory, English rugby league footballer, dies from progressive muscular atrophy at 43