On This Day in Sport for November 2

Events in Sport

  • 1895 29th Belmont: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 2:11½

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947 Ryder Cup Golf, Portland GC: US wins first post WWII event, 11-1; Ben Hogan American captain; Henry Cotton GB skipper

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • 1950 Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP
  • 1960 George Weiss, at 66, resigns as GM of NY Yankees

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960 Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1963 Only 1st-class cricket game played in Uganda, MCC v E African XI
  • 1969 NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Billy Kilmer and St L Charlie Johnson pass for 6 touchdowns each
  • 1970 Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts (Philadelphia 141-87)
  • 1971 Orioles Pat Dobson no-hits Yomiuri Giants, 2-0
  • 1972 Phillies' Steve Carlton wins unanimous NL Cy Young Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for OF Dave May

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1975 Summit in Houston opens - Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89
  • 1977 Phillies' Steve Carlton wins 2nd Cy Young Award
  • 1982 Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament

  • 1985 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Aqueduct Racetrack; winners: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge
  • 1986 16th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:06
  • 1986 17th NYC Marathon won by Gianni Poli in 2:11:06
  • 1986 Ayako Okamoto wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1988 Walt Weiss wins AL rookie of year (3rd straight for Oakland A's)
  • 1990 1st NBA game at Target Center, Minn Timberwolves beat Mavericks 98-85
  • 1991 Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35-pt deficit in the 3rd quarter & rallying to beat Weber State 55-49
  • 1991 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Arazi, Black Tie Affair, Dance Smartly, Miss Alleged, Opening Verse, Pleasant Stage, Sheikh Albadou
  • 1991 2nd Rugby World Cup: Australia beats England 12-6 in London
  • 1997 28th NYC Marathon won by John Kagwe of Kenya in 2:08:12
  • 1997 USA beats Japan 23-13 at LPGA Nichirei International
  • 2002 14th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 14-7 in South Bend

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2003 Grant Fuhr is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2008 British McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 4th in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to clinch his first World F1 Drivers title by 1 point from Felipe Massa

Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula One Driver
Lewis Hamilton
  • 2012 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Hightail, Calidoscopio, Flotilla, Beholder, Zagora, Royal Delta

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Gabriel Medina, Brazilian professional surfer, wins the 2013 ASP World Junior Title at 19

  • 2013 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Ria Antonia, Dank, Groupie Doll, Mizdirection, New Year's Day, Magician, Secret Circle, Wise Dan, Mucho Macho Man
  • 2016 Chicago Cubs beat Cleveland Indians, 8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field, Cleveland; first Cubs' Baseball World Series win in 108 years

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1877 Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (Australia batsman 1899-1912), born in Darlinghurst, Australia (d. 1915)
  • 1894 Bill Johnston, American tennis player (US Open 1915, 1919 Wimbledon 1923), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • 1903 Travis Jackson, American baseball player (NY Giants), born in Waldo, Arkansas (d. 1987)
  • 1914 Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player, born in Prospect Park, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • 1917 Durward Knowles, yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968-Bahamas), born in Nassau, Bahamas
  • 1924 Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (d. 1988)

Person of interestKen Rosewall

1934 Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis player (8 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1935 Mohammad Munaf, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 4 Tests 1959-62), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1936 Abdullah the Butcher [Lawrence Robert Shreve], Canadian wrestler, born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Person of interestDave Stockton

1941 Dave Stockton, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1970, 76), born in San Bernardino, California

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • 1944 Liesel Westermann, German discus thrower (Olympic silver 1968), born in Sulingen, Germany
  • 1946 Alan Jones, Australian auto racer (1980 World Champion), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1951 Kathy Hammond, American 400m runner (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1954 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur, sports team executive and owner, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Mark Reynolds, star sailor (Olymp-8th-1988, 92, 96), born in San Diego, California
  • 1957 Rita Crockett, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1958 Willie McGee, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals, NL MVP-1985), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1960 Adam Lingner, American football NFL center (Buffalo Bills), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1960 Bruce Baumgartner, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984, 92), born in Haledon, New Jersey
  • 1960 Robert Harold Lohr, PGA golfer (1988 Walt Disney), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1960 Rosalyn Nideffer, South African tennis star (1993 Futures-Midland MI), born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1960 Saïd Aquita, Moroccan 5K runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kenitra, Morocco
  • 1962 Donna Spangler, wrestler (Coal Miner's Daughter-GLOW), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Ines Diers, German 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in Rochlitz, Germany
  • 1964 Kevin Gogan, American NFL guard (Oakland Raiders, SF 49ers), born in Pacifica, California
  • 1965 Chuck Klingbeil, American football NFL nose tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in Houghton, Michigan
  • 1966 Orlando Merced, MLB outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
  • 1966 Rosalyn Fairbank, tennis player, born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1967 Chris Port, American NFL guard and tackle (New Orleans Saints), born in Wanaque, New Jersey
  • 1967 Derek Porter, Canadian rower (Olympic gold/silver-92/96), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1969 Dwayne Gordon, American football NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, NY Jets), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1970 Corbin Lacina, American football NFL guard (Buffalo Bills), born in Mankato, Minnesota
  • 1971 Pete Vordenberg, US cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Rota, Spain
  • 1972 Alfred Schreuders, Dutch soccer player (RKC), born in Barneveld, Netherlands
  • 1972 Marie Josee Gibeau, kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Lachine, Québec
  • 1972 Darío Silva, Uruguayan footballer, born in Treinta y Tres, Uruguay
  • 1973 Jason Smith, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1974 Ruslan Salei, Belarusian NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics 1998, Anaheim), born in Minsk, Belarus
  • 1974 Orlando Cabrera, Colombian baseball player, born in Cartagena, Colombia
  • 1975 Stéphane Sarrazin, French rally driver, born in Alès, France
  • 1976 Sidney Ponson, Aruban baseball player, born in Noord, Aruba
  • 1981 Wilson Betemit, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1982 Charles Itandje, French-Cameroonian footballer, born in Bobigny, France
  • 1987 Danny Cipriani, English rugby union player, born in Roehampton, London

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

1887 Baseball legend Connie Mack (24) weds Margaret Hogan

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 2012 BMX icon TJ Lavin weds longtime fiancee Roxanne Siordia (32) in Las Vegas

Deaths in Sport

  • 1931 Harry Musgrove, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
  • 1935 Jock "Herbie" Cameron [Horace Brakenridge Cameron], South African cricket keeper (captain), dies of typhoid at 30
  • 1995 Alun Edward Islwyn Pask, rugby International, dies at 58
  • 1995 Sal Gliatto, American baseball player, dies at 93

Person of interestToni Stone

1996 Toni Stone, first woman to play professional baseball in a men's league, dies at 75

Baseball Player Toni Stone
Baseball Player
Toni Stone
  • 1997 Roy McMillan, baseball player (Reds), dies of heart failure at 68
  • 2004 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (b. 1951)
  • 2005 Ferruccio Valcareggi, Italian football player and coach.
  • 2010 Andy Irons, American professional surfer (b. 1978)
  • 2010 Clyde King, American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)
  • 2012 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), dies from prostate cancer and diabetes at 78
  • 2013 Walt Bellamy, American HOF basketball player, dies at 74