On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 23

Events in Sport

  • 1892 Pierre de Coubertin launches plan for modern Olympic Games at the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques AGM
  • 1895 4th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 48-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • 1904 III Summer (Modern) Olympic Games close in St Louis
  • 1943 Philadelphia Phillies owner William D. Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team
  • 1947 Washington Redskins quarterback Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs. Chicago Cardinals (45-21)
  • 1956 Vladimir Kuts of the Soviet Union runs Olympic record 28:45.6 to win the 10,000m at the Melbourne Olympics; later also wins 5,000m gold
  • 1960 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1962 LA Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named National League MVP
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1911 Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer (87 runs in 1888-89 South Africa v England), dies at 46
  • 1916 Leonard Moon, English cricketer (WW I 4 Tests for England 1905-06), dies
  • 1934 Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist, dies at 39
  • 1943 Ernie Jones, Australian cricket fast bowler (19 Tests, 64 wickets; first bowler to be called for throwing in a Test), dies at 74
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