On This Day in Sport for November 28

Events in Sport

  • 1895 America's 1st auto race organised by the "Chicago Times-Herald" - Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, Frank Duryea wins averaging 7 MPH
  • 1906 Canadian Tommy Burns retains his world heavyweight boxing title after being pushed to a 20-round draw by 'Philadelphia' Jack O'Brien in Los Angeles, California
  • 1914 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Melbourne: All-Australian final; Arthur O'Hara Wood beats Gerald Patterson 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
  • 1925 NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses & dies 4 months later of TB
  • 1929 Chicago fullback Ernie Nevers sets NFL record for most points scored in a single game with all 40 in the Cardinals' 40–6 rout of Chicago Bears; Nevers has NFL record 6 touchdowns and 4 extra points
  • 1931 Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman scores 226 in his first Test appearance v South Africa in 1st Test in Brisbane
  • 1938 4th Heisman Trophy Award: Davey O'Brien, Texas Christian (QB)
  • 1944 Detroit Tigers pitcher Hal Newhouser is named AL MVP
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1986 NBC's Ahmad Rashad marriage proposal is accepted by Phylicia Ayers-Allen during halftime of Det Lions-NY Jets football game

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