On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 29

Events in Sport

  • 1894 3rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 18-0 in Montgomery
  • 1909 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Sydney, Australia: Norman Brookes & Anthony Wilding beat Americans Melville Long & Maurice McLoughlin 12-10, 9-7, 6-3; Australasia unassailable 3-0 lead; win 5-0
  • 1913 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Tigers beat Toronto Parkdale, 44-2; second-largest margin of victory in a Grey Cup final
  • 1924 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Queen's University wins 3rd straight Championship; defeat Toronto Balmy Beach, 11-3
  • 1924 NHL's Montreal Forum opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1926 Tris Speaker resigns as Indians manager

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker
  • 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 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 18-16 for their 3rd Championship
  • 1947 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts win 3rd straight and 8th title; beat Calgary Stampeders, 10-9
  • 1952 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts prove to be the dominant club in Canada with their record 10th Championship; beat Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11
  • 1952 17th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-0 in Birmingham
  • 1956 Chris Brasher becomes first Briton to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field since 1936; claims 3,000m steeplechase in 8:41.2 at the Melbourne Games; initially disqualified but reversed on appeal
  • 1957 NY Mayor Robert Wagner forms a committee to replace Dodgers & Giants
  • 1958 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 35-28 for a 4th Championship

  • 1958 23rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 14-8 in Birmingham
  • 1960 26th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Bellino, Navy (HB)
  • 1962 Major League Baseball decides to revert to 1 All-Star game per year, after 4 seasons in which 2 All-Star games were played
  • 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 England cricket batsman Colin Cowdrey reaches 22 on Day 3 of the drawn 1st Test against Australia in Brisbane to become Test Cricket's leading run scorer; passes countryman Wally Hammond's world Test-record aggregate of 7,249 runs
  • 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
  • 1981 Greg Chappell scores 201 v Pakistan at The Gabba (Brisbane)
  • 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, BC Place, Vancouver: Edmonton Eskimos 10th Championship; defeat Toronto Argonauts, 38-36 on Jerry Kauric's last second field-goal

Sports record brokenNFL Record

1987 Joe Montana of SF 49ers completes NFL record of 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 CFL Grey Cup, SkyDome, Toronto: Calgary Stampeders beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 24-10: MVP QB Doug Flutie, 33 of 49 for 480 yards, 2 TDs
  • 1997 USAir Arena closes, hosting Wash Wizards
  • 1998 In a classic all-Spanish final, Àlex Corretja puts on a stunning comeback to beat Carlos Moyá 3–6, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3, 7–5 and win his only ATP Tour World Championship tennis title in Hanover, Germany
  • 2008 73rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 36-0 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama's first win in the series in seven years
  • 2009 CFL Grey Cup, McMahon Stadium, Calgary: Montreal Alouettes come from behind to beat Saskatchewan Roughriders, 28–27 on a 33-yard Damon Duval field goal as time runs out
  • 2009 Nikolay Davydenko of Russia wins his only ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Argentine star Juan Martín del Potro in the final in London, England
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 2nd in season-ending Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix to win his 3rd overall, and 2nd consecutive World Drivers Championship by 59 points from teammate Nico Rosberg

Formula 1 Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula 1 Driver
Lewis Hamilton
  • 2015 CFL Grey Cup, Investors Group Field, Winnipeg: Edmonton Eskimos beat Ottawa Redblacks, 26-20 for their 14th Championship
  • 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
  • 1900 Håkan Malmrot, Swedish swimmer (Olympic gold 200m & 400m breaststroke 1920), born in Örebro, Sweden (d. 1987)
  • 1922 Minnie Minoso, Cuban baseball left-fielder (9-time MLB All Star; Gold Glove Award 1957, 59, 60; Chicago WS), born in Perico, Cuba (d. 2015)

Person of interestVin Scully

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

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Vin Scully
  • 1931 André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • 1932 Stephen A. DiMauro, American thoroughbred racing jockey, trainer, breeder and owner (Eclipse Award 1975; Lady Pitt, Dearly Precious, Nassipour, Wajima), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 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
  • 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 interestHoward Johnson

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)
  • 1967 Sean Carlin, Australian hammer thrower (Olympics-8-1992, 96), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1968 Dee Brown, NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1968 Jiri Veber, Czech hockey player (Team Czech Rep), born in Praha, Czech Republic
  • 1968 Pedro Martínez Aquino, Dominican pitcher (NY Mets), born in Villa Mella, Dominican Republic
  • 1969 Ben Iroha, Nigerian football player (Vitesse), born in Aba, Nigeria
  • 1969 Mariano Rivera, Panamanian-American pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1969 Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch soccer player (NAC, Celtic), born in Steenbergen, Netherlands
  • 1969 Kasey Keller, American soccer player, born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1970 Lamar Smith, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1970 Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer, born in Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
  • 1971 Amy Peterson, Maplewood Minn, short track skater (Olympics 1994)
  • 1971 Brad May, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1972 Jamal Mashburn, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1973 Craig Glassock, Australian cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper 1994-95), born in Mona Vale, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1973 Dick van Burik, Dutch soccer player (Ajax/NAC), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1973 Duane Butler, American football safety (Minnesota Vikings), born in Trotwood, Ohio
  • 1973 Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer, born in St David's Hospital, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • 1974 Pavol Demitra, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators, Blues), born in Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia (d. 2011)
  • 1976 Michalis Kakiouzis, Greek basketball player, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1978 Dimitrious Konstantopolous, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1978 Alessandro Fei, Italian volleyball player, born in Saronno, Italy
  • 1979 Francis Beltrán, Dominican baseball player, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1982 Ashley Force, American race car driver, born in Yorba Linda, California
  • 1983 Tanner Glass, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Regina, Canada
  • 1985 Shannon Brown, American basketball player, born in Maywood, Illinois
  • 1987 Stephen O'Halloran, Irish footballer, born in Cobh, Republic of Ireland
  • 1988 Russell Wilson, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 2013, Seattle Seahawks; Pro Bowl 2012–15, 2017–19), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Deaths in Sport

  • 1927 George Giffen, Australian cricketer (251 FC games, 11758 runs, 1023 wkts), dies at 68
  • 1974 James J. Braddock, American boxer (World Heavyweight champion 1935-37), dies at 69

Person of interestGraham Hill

1975 Graham Hill, British auto racer (Formula One World Champion, 1962 & 1968), dies while trying to land a plane in the fog near London at 46

Auto Racer Graham Hill
Auto Racer
Graham Hill
  • 1982 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (Olympic gold 100m / 200m 1928), dies from self inflicted gunshot wounds at 74
  • 1989 Sir G O "Gubby" Allen, English cricket all-rounder (25 Tests; refused to bowl 'Bodyline' tactics 1932), dies of complications after stomach surgery at 87
  • 2000 Lou Groza, American football placekicker & offensive tackle (9 × Pro Bowl; 4 × First-team All-Pro; Cleveland Browns), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • 2003 Tony Canadeo, American NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), dies at 84
  • 2004 Harry Danning, American baseball player, dies at 93
  • 2005 David di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2005 Victor Pellot, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (6 x MLB All Star; 7 x Gold Glove; Cleveland, Minnesota), dies from cancer at 78
  • 2007 Ralph Beard, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1948; NBA All Star 1951; life ban point shaving scandal 1951), dies at 79
  • 2012 Merv Pregulman, American NFL line backer (Green Bay Packers), dies at 90
  • 2015 Joe Marston, Australian soccer defender (1954 FA Cup Final), dies at 89
  • 2018 Ruth Haring, American chess player and President of the US Chess Federation, dies at 63
  • 2020 Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese soccer midfielder (63 caps; Lens, Fulham, Portsmouth, West Ham Utd), dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 42
  • 2020 Viorel Turcu, Romanian soccer midfielder (7 caps; FC Argeș Pitești, Steaua București, FC Olt Scornicești), dies from a heart attack at 60