On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 20

Events in Sport

  • 1866 French inventor Pierre Lallement patents rotary crank bicycle
  • 1902 Geo Lefevre and Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race
  • 1915 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Tigers win 2nd title; beat Toronto Rowing Association, 13-7
  • 1928 Boston Gardens opens, Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0
  • 1934 17 year old pitcher Eiji Sawamura gives up just 1 hit, a Lou Gehrig HR, as US All Stars beat Japan, 1-0
  • 1934 Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Busher Jackson becomes first NHL player to score 4 goals in a period in 5-2 win over St. Louis Eagles at St. Louis Arena
  • 1942 NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over
  • 1952 Chicago Cubs slugging left fielder Hank Sauer wins NL MVP
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1954 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (21) weds his high school sweetheart Dorothy Hoelle

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1924 Ebenezer Cobb Morley, English sportsman (drafted first FA rules), dies at 93
  • 1995 Sergei Grinkov, Russian figure skater (with Ekaterina Gordeeva - Pairs World Championship, 1986-87, 1989-90; Olympic gold, 1988 & 94), dies of heart attack on the practice rink in Lake Placid, New York ,at 28
  • 1997 Dick Littlefield, American MLB pitcher, dies at 71
  • 1998 Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), dies at 69
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