On This Day in Sport for November 29

Events in Sport

  • 1894 3rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 18-0 in Montgomery
  • 1913 5th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Toronto Parkdale, 44-2
  • 1924 12th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeat Toronto Balmy Beach, 11-3
  • 1924 NHL's Montreal Forum opens
  • 1934 Chicago Bears beat Detroit (19-16) in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally
  • 1938 Mayor Oud of Rotterdam forbids soccer match between Neth-Germany
  • 1939 Cor Klint swims world record 200 m backstroke (2:38.8)
  • 1941 29th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 18-16
  • 1947 35th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 10-9
  • 1952 40th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11
  • 1952 17th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-0 in Birmingham
  • 1957 NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers & Giants
  • 1958 46th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 35-28
  • 1958 23rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 14-8 in Birmingham
  • 1960 26th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Bellino, Navy (HB)
  • 1962 Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year
  • 1966 1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101
  • 1969 34th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 49-26 in Birmingham
  • 1970 Colin Cowdrey becomes Test Cricket's leading run scorer (7,250)
  • 1971 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World
  • 1974 39th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-13 in Birmingham
  • 1975 40th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-0 in Birmingham

AgreementContract of Interest

1976 NY Yankees sign free agent Reggie Jackson to 5-year contract

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1980 45th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 34-18 in Birmingham
  • 1984 Javed Miandad completes twin Test Cricket tons, v NZ, Hyderabad
  • 1986 51st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 21-17 in Birmingham
  • 1987 75th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 38-36

Sports record brokenNFL Record

1987 Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1987 New Orleans Saints win, assuring their 1st winning NFL season
  • 1987 Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs NY Islanders). It is later ruled that he should not be credited with goal.
  • 1991 Test Cricket debut of Javagal Srinath, v Australia at the Gabba
  • 1992 80th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 24-10
  • 1997 USAir Arena closes, hosting Wash Wizards
  • 2008 73rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 36-0 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama's first win in the series in seven years
  • 2009 97th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Saskatchewan Roughriders, 28-27
  • 2014 79th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 55-44 in Tuscaloosa
  • 2015 104th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats Belgium in Ghent 6-3, 7-5, 6-3, 1st win since 1936
  • 2015 Britain Tyson Fury defeats Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to win world heavyweight champion title (WBA, IBF, WBO) in Dusseldorf
  • 2016 Former NFL player Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years in prison for a series of rapes

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1870 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (107 on Test debut Aust v Eng 1893), born in Melbourne
  • 1922 Minnie Miñoso, Cuban baseball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1927 Vin Scully, American sportscaster (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully
  • 1929 Don January, pro golfer (1976 Vardon Trophy)
  • 1931 André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • 1939 Gennadiy Volnov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1945 Roger Bambuck, Guadeloupe, French 4X100 runner (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1946 Suzy Chaffee, American skier and chapstick user (Olympics 1968)
  • 1949 Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • 1949 Jerry Lawler, American wrestler
  • 1952 Dusty Hare, English rugby player
  • 1956 Eric Laakso, American football player
  • 1959 Neal Broten, Roseau Canada, NHL center (NJ Devils)
  • 1959 Rich Camarillo, NFL punter (Houston Oilers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1960 Howard Johnson, American baseball player (NY Mets), born in Clearwater, Florida

MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
  • 1962 Sadanand Viswanath, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (v Sri Lanka 1985-86)
  • 1964 Perry Parker, South Laguna Beach California, golfer (1992 Xerox BC Open)
  • 1967 Marcus Muler, WLAF adm asst (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1967 Sean Carlin, Australian hammer thrower (Olympics-8-1992, 96)
  • 1968 Dee Brown, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • 1968 Pedro A Martinez, Villa Mella Dom Rep, pitcher (NY Mets)
  • 1968 Peter Gross-Pass, WLAF defensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1968 T J Rubley, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1969 Ben Iroha, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1969 Craig Evans, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1969 J-Me Carney, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Mariano Rivera, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1969 Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch soccer player (NAC, Celtic)
  • 1969 Kasey Keller, American soccer player
  • 1970 Guy Hill, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 NCAA-3rd), born in Atlanta, Georgia,
  • 1970 Lamar Smith, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970 Tonya Gill, LPGA golfer (1995 Ping/Welch-14th)
  • 1970 Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer
  • 1971 Amy Peterson, Maplewood Minn, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
  • 1971 Brad May, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972 Artis Houston, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Jamal Mashburn, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1972 Larry Williams, WLAF defensive tackle (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1972 Minoru Tanaka, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • 1973 Craig Glassock, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper 1994-95)
  • 1973 Dick van Burik, soccer player (Ajax/NAC)
  • 1973 Duane Butler, safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973 Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer
  • 1974 Pavol Demitra, Dubnica Slo, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators, Blues)
  • 1976 Michalis Kakiouzis, Greek basketball player
  • 1978 Dimitrious Konstantopolous, Greek footballer
  • 1978 Alessandro Fei, Italian volleyball player
  • 1979 Francis Beltrán, Dominican baseball player
  • 1982 Ashley Force, American race car driver
  • 1983 Tanner Glass, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 Shannon Brown, American basketball player
  • 1987 Stephen O'Halloran, Irish footballer
  • 1988 Russell Wilson, American NFL player (Seattle Seahawks), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Deaths in Sport

  • 1927 George Giffen, cricketer (251 FC games, 11758 runs, 1023 wkts), dies
  • 1974 James J. Braddock, American heavyweight boxer (b. 1905)
  • 1982 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (b. 1908)
  • 1989 George Oswald Browning "Gubby" Allen, cricketer, dies
  • 2004 Harry Danning, American baseball player, dies at 93
  • 2005 David di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2007 Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)
  • 2012 Merv Pregulman, American NFL player, dies at 90