On This Day in Sport for November 22

Events in Sport

  • 1908 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0
  • 1910 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs

Sport awardGolf Major

1936 19th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst, North Carolina

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • 1945 Jim Benton, Cleveland end, gains 303 yards (NFL record)
  • 1950 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
  • 1956 16th modern Summer Olympic Games open in Melbourne, Australia; first to be staged in Southern Hemisphere and Oceania, as well as first to be held outside Europe and North America

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956 Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman

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1957 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 2nd time

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1959 AFL's 1st draft - NY Titans choice George Izo, QB, Notre Dame
  • 1959 Boston Patriots enters AFL
  • 1961 Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1961 St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws

NBA Forward Bob Pettit
NBA Forward
Bob Pettit

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1965 In his second title defence, Muhammad Ali scores 12th-round KO of Floyd Patterson at Las Vegas Convention Center to retain his world heavyweight boxing championship

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1966 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB)
  • 1970 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Isaac wins
  • 1972 Flyers beat New York Islanders and start them on 15 game winless streak

  • 1972 Pitts Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07)
  • 1974 Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards, at Bangalore
  • 1981 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Edmonton Eskimos 4th consecutive Championship; beat Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23; final Grey Cup game for Rough Riders, fold in 1996
  • 1981 31st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1986 20 year old Mike Tyson becomes youngest heavyweight champion in history when he stops Trevor Berbick in the 2nd round to earn the WBC title at the Las Vegas Hilton

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1986 Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • 1987 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) ends his NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • 1987 37th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • 1989 Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minnesota Twins contract

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1991 NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • 1992 Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)
  • 1992 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova for the second consecutive year to win WTA Tour Championship 7–5, 6–3, 6–1 in NYC; her 3rd straight end of season title

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1996 O.J. Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true"

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1997 62nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 18-17 in Auburn
  • 1998 CFL Grey Cup, Winnipeg Stadium: Calgary Stampeders defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26-24; future NFL 4-time Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia MVP
  • 1998 48th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • 1998 Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis beats American Lindsay Davenport 7–5, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2 in the WTA Tour Championship final at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 2003 5th Rugby World Cup: England beats Australia 20-17 at Sydney
  • 2003 68th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-23 in Auburn

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2008 Patrick Roy's #33 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 2008 13th Rugby League World Cup: New Zealand beats Australia 34-20
  • 2013 Norwegian, Magnus Carlsen defeats Viswanathan Anand to win the 2013 World Chess Championship

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2014 Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona sets a new goal scoring record in La Liga of 253 goals

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2015 Kyle Busch driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
  • 2015 Serbian tennis star Novak Đoković makes it 4 straight season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles beating Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 in the final in London, England
  • 2016 'Vegas Golden Knights' is revealed as the Las Vegas NHL expansion team's name

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1873 Johnny Tyldesley, cricketer (brother of Ernest, 31 Tests for England)
  • 1902 Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1990)
  • 1907 Dick Bartell, baseball player
  • 1913 Gardnar Mulloy, American tennis player (5-time Grand Slam doubles champion), born in Washington D.C. (d 2016)

Person of interestEugene Stoner

1922 Eugene Stoner, American firearms designer and inventor of the M16, born in Gosport, Indiana (d. 1997)

Inventor Eugene Stoner
Inventor
Eugene Stoner
  • 1926 Lew Burdette, baseball player
  • 1926 Zulfiqar Ahmed, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1952-56)
  • 1928 Juno Stover-Irwin, American diver (Olympic silver 1956)
  • 1928 Pat Smythe, England, equestrian jumper (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • 1935 Ludmila Belousova, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Jacques LaPerriere, NHL defensive Hall of Famer

Person of interestBillie Jean King

1943 Billie Jean King, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam singles titles, 39 Grand Slam titles), born in Long Beach, California

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1943 Mushtaq Mohammad, cricketer (Pakistan leg-spin all-rounder 1959-79)
  • 1943 Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1948 Radomir Antić, Serbian football manager
  • 1949 David Pietrusza, American baseball historian
  • 1950 Greg Luzinski, baseball player (Phillies, White Sox)
  • 1950 Lyman Bostock, baseball player
  • 1953 Wayne Larkins, cricketer (England opening batsman of 80's)
  • 1955 James Edwards, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1955 Sue Novara-Reber, cyclist (1975 World sprint champ), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1955 Wayne Tolleson, baseball player
  • 1958 Lee Guetterman, pitcher (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1959 Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
  • 1959 Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist
  • 1961 Joel Ashley Edwards, PGA golfer (1992 BC Open-2nd), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1962 Steve DeOssie, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1963 Helen Reale, American WPVA volleyballer (Manhattan Beach-7th-1994), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963 Hugh Millen, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
  • 1964 Akram Raza, cricketer (Pakistani off-spin all-rounder)
  • 1964 Benoit Benjamin, NBA center (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1964 David Tate, NFL defensive back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1964 Gene Atkins, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1964 Maggie Will, Whiteville NC, LPGA golfer (1992 Sara Lee Classic)
  • 1964 Pierre Vercheval, CFL guard (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1964 Robbie Slater, Australian former footballer
  • 1965 Eric Allen, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1965 Mike Benjamin, Euclid Ohio, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1965 R Duncan Douglas, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestBoris Becker

1967 Boris Becker, German tennis star (Wimbledon 1985, 86, 89), born in Leimen, Germany

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • 1967 Donald Hollas, quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1968 Daedra Charles, WNBA forward/center (LA Sparks)
  • 1968 Darryl Hardy, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1968 Irina Privalova, Russian 100m/200m/400m runner
  • 1968 Jonathan Moss, Tenafly NJ, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Byron Houston, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1969 John Parrella, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1970 Alison Korn, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1970 Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lankan cricketeer
  • 1971 Lloyd Kammeron, soccer player (Feyenoord, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1971 Tyoka Jackson, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1971 Yone Kamio, tennis star (1995 semi-finalist Hobart), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1972 Mavan Atapattu, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman)
  • 1972 Jay Payton, American baseball player
  • 1973 Alexandra Fusai, St Cloud France, tennis star (1995 Futures-Szczecin)
  • 1973 Brandon Paulsen, Coon Rapids Minn, greco-roman wrestler (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1973 Cassie Campbell, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1973 Michael Murphy, Brisbane QLD Queensland Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Meike Babel, Langen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures-Paderborn-GER)
  • 1974 Joe Nathan, American baseball player
  • 1976 Torsten Frings, German footballer
  • 1976 Adrian Bakalli, Belgian footballer
  • 1976 Regina Halmich, German female boxer
  • 1977 Michael Preston, English footballer
  • 1978 Magdalena Grzybowska, Polish tennis star (1995 Futures Slovakia), born in Poznań, Poland
  • 1980 Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian athlete
  • 1981 Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
  • 1981 Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player
  • 1982 Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Nigerian footballer
  • 1983 Peter Ramage, English footballer
  • 1985 Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1986 Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete
  • 1987 Marouane Fellaini, Belgian footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1946 Bertie Rose-Innes, cricketer (South Africa's Test), dies
  • 1954 Roderick McMahon, Professional Wrestling/Boxing Booker (b. 1882)

Person of interestMolla Mallory

1959 Molla Mallory, eight-time U.S. Open tennis champion, dies at 75

Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion
Molla Mallory
  • 1963 Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • 1977 Reg Perks, England cricket pace bowler (1938-39), dies
  • 1980 Herbert Wade, cricketer (South African batsman & captain 1935-36), dies
  • 1981 Jack Fingleton, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 1189 runs), dies
  • 1989 Rajindernath, Indian cricketer wicketkeeper (1 Test), dies
  • 1994 Charles Fortune, South African cricket commentator, dies
  • 2000 Emil Zátopek, Czech distance runner (4 x Olympic gold 1948, 52), dies of a stroke at 78
  • 2005 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (b. 1920)
  • 2006 Pat Dobson, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • 2010 Jean Cione, American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player (b. 1928)
  • 2013 Reg Simpson, English cricketer, dies at 93