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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929 Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1930 8th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 6-0 in Annapolis

Sport awardGolf Major

1936 19th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst NC

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 Olympic games opens in Melbourne

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 awardGolf Tournament

1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1965 Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

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 & Viv Richards, at Bangalore
  • 1981 69th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23
  • 1981 31st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1986 Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 86th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26-24
  • 1998 48th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • 2003 5th Rugby World Cup: England beats Australia 20-17 at Sydney
  • 2003 68th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-23 in Auburn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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
  • 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 (Oly-gold-1964, 68), born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 2017)
  • 1941 Jacques LaPerriere, NHL defensive Hall of Famer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1943 Billie Jean King, American tennis pro (Wimbledon 1968, 72, 73, 75), 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 interestPerson of Interest

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-96), 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 (Oly-silv-96)
  • 1973 Cassie Campbell, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1973 Michael Murphy, Brisbane QLD Queensland Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 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 interestPerson of Interest

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 athlete (b. 1922)
  • 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