On This Day in Sport for November 23

Events in Sport

  • 1892 P de Coubertin launches plan for Modern Olympic Games
  • 1895 4th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 48-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • 1904 3rd 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
  • 1946 34th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 28-6

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1947 Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • 1960 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1962 Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL's MVP
  • 1965 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB)
  • 1966 Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • 1968 Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
  • 1975 63rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 9-8
  • 1975 Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
  • 1975 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Greater Ft Myers Golf Classic
  • 1980 68th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
  • 1982 NY Islanders & Minn North Stars play to an 8-8 tie
  • 1984 Limited-over international cricket debut for Wasim Akram for Pakitan, v New Zealand
  • 1984 Test Cricket debuts of Australians David Boon aged 23 & Bob Holland aged 38 (v WI)
  • 1988 Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal
  • 1988 Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract

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1989 The "Bounty Bowl": Philadelphia Eagles defeat Dallas Cowboys 27-0 at Thanksgiving in an ill-tempered game, after which Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of placing bounties on players

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 1990 Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak v WI), scores 0 & 0

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1991 Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1991 Martin Lopez-Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:56.57)
  • 1991 Sacramento Kings ends NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games
  • 1991 Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season & 15,031 for career
  • 1996 61st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 24-23 in Birmingham
  • 1997 Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship

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1997 Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • 2001 53rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • 2002 67th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-7 in Tuscaloosa
  • 2008 97th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Mar del Plata (3-1)
  • 2008 96th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Montreal Alouettes, 22-14

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2013 Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title

  • 2014 A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan
  • 2014 103rd Davis Cup: Switzerland beats France in Lille (3-1), winning the Davis Cup for the first time

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2014 65th Formula One WDC: Lewis Hamilton wins by 67 points

Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula One Driver
Lewis Hamilton

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2015 Lydia Ko (18) of New Zealand wins women's LPGA Player of the Year and retains the Race to the CME Globe title worth $1 million

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1842 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (1st England Test captain)
  • 1858 Frank Hearne, cricketer (brother of George and Alec, England and South Africa)
  • 1878 Holcombe Ward, tennis champ (US Open-1904)
  • 1889 Harry Sunderland, Australian rugby league identity (d. 1964)
  • 1893 Jimmy Blanckenberg, cricket pace bowler (took 60 wickets for South Africa)
  • 1894 Ture Persson, Swedish sprinter (Olympic silver 1912)
  • 1910 Hal Schumacher, baseball player
  • 1923 Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (d. 1986)
  • 1930 Jack McKeon, baseball player
  • 1931 Yevgeni Grischin, USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Oly-gold-1956, 60)
  • 1933 Hayes Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1956)

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1934 Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, Australian tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • 1935 Ken Eastwood, cricketer (opened for Aust v Eng SCG 1971)
  • 1940 Luis Tiant, Cuba, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees)
  • 1941 Alan Mullery, English soccer player
  • 1946 Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer
  • 1951 Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)
  • 1951 Jorg Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)
  • 1952 Francie Larrieu Smith, American 1.5/3/10K track runner (AAU 1 mile-1979)
  • 1953 Martin Kent, cricketer (Queensland batsman played for Australia 1981)
  • 1954 Ken Schrom, baseball player
  • 1954 Glenn Brummer, American baseball player
  • 1956 Bruce Edgar, cricketer (NZ opener through the 80')
  • 1956 Shane Gould, Brisbane Queensland, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972)
  • 1958 Martin Snedden, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer of 80's)
  • 1959 Brook Jacoby, baseball player
  • 1960 Jayananda Warnaweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan fastish off-spin bowler)
  • 1961 Merv Hughes, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1985-94 Extrovert)
  • 1962 Andrea Blackwell, basketball forward (Olympics-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1963 Dale Sveum, baseball player
  • 1964 John Williams, NFL linebacker/FB (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1964 Jose Gonzales, baseball player
  • 1964 Kapila Wijegunewardene, cricketer (Sri Lankan fast-medium bowler)
  • 1964 Frank Rutherford, Bahamian athlete
  • 1965 Rodion Gataullin, Uzbekistan, pole vaulter (Olympics-silver-88)
  • 1966 Jerry Kelly, PGA golfer (1993 Nike Cleveland Open-2nd), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1967 Brian Glynn, Iserlohn Ger, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1967 Diane O'Grady, North Bay Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Gary Kirsten, cricketer (South African lefty opening batsman 1993-)
  • 1968 John O'Neill, US field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1970 Glenn Murray, Manning SC, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1971 Ashraf Amaya, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1971 Jim Pyne, NFL guard/corner (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1971 Vin Baker, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1972 Paul Penny, Victoria BC, golfer (Edmonton City Amat-1993, 94)
  • 1973 Reggie Green, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1974 Jamie Sharper, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1974 Malik Rose, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1974 Saku Koivu, Turku Fin, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-B-98)
  • 1974 Tora Suber, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1974 Tyrus McCloud, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1975 Arno Schreuders, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
  • 1977 Myriam Boileau, Canadian diver
  • 1977 Adam Eaton, American baseball player
  • 1978 Aliane Baquerot, American rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in NYC, New York
  • 1980 Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player
  • 1982 Asafa Powell, Jamaican sprinter
  • 1982 Colby Armstrong, Canadian ice-hockey player
  • 1985 Ahn Hyun-Soo, South Korean short track skater
  • 1987 Nicklas Backstrom, Swedish ice hockey player

Deaths in Sport

  • 1911 Bernard Tancred, cricketer (87 runs in 1888-89 South Africa v England), dies
  • 1916 Leonard Moon, cricketer (WW I 4 Tests for England 1905-06), dies
  • 1934 Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)
  • 1943 Ernest Jones, cricketer ("Jonah" Gave WG's beard a close shave), dies
  • 1948 Hack Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1900)
  • 1967 Freddie Martin, cricket WI batsman, (9 Tests 486 runs 1 century), dies
  • 1971 Lisle Nagel, Australian cricket opening bowler (1932), dies
  • 1980 Herby Wade, cricketer (South African capt 10 Tests 1935-36), dies
  • 1990 Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37
  • 1995 Frank Hammond, tennis umpire, dies of ALS at 66
  • 2001 Bo Belinsky, American baseball player (b. 1936)
  • 2005 Frank Gatski, American football player (b. 1919)
  • 2006 Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • 2007 Joe Kennedy, American baseball player (b. 1979)
  • 2007 Óscar Carmelo Sánchez, Bolivian footballer (b. 1971)
  • 2007 Pat Walsh, New Zealand rugby union footballer (b. 1936)
  • 2011 Jim Rathmann, 1960 Indianapolis 500 winner, dies at 83
  • 2014 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player, dies at 98
  • 2016 Ralph Branca, American baseball player (pitched the “Shot Heard Round the World”), dies at 90
  • 2016 Peggy Kirk Bell, American top amateur golfer, dies at 95