On This Day in Sport for November 30

Events in Sport

  • 1872 First international soccer game, Scotland draws with England (0-0) in Glasgow
  • 1893 2nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 40-16 in Montgomery
  • 1908 8th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 1909 9th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Sydney (5-0)
  • 1912 4th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Alerts defeats Toronto Argonauts, 11-4
  • 1912 11th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Australasia in Melbourne (3-2)

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1928 Test Cricket debut of Don Bradman, who scored 18 & 1 vs England

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1929 17th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 14-3
  • 1937 3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB)
  • 1940 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 1): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 8-2
  • 1942 30th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Hurricanes defeats Winnipeg Bombers, 8-5
  • 1942 Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system
  • 1945 33rd CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 35-0
  • 1946 Bradman scores 187 in 1st Test Cricket v England at the Gabba
  • 1948 Baseball's Negro National League disbands

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1952 Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1954 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1956 Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 1957 45th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 32-7
  • 1957 22nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 40-0 in Birmingham
  • 1959 Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL
  • 1959 1960 NFL Draft: Billy Cannon from LSU first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • 1961 Billy Williams of the Cubs is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1963 51st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats BC Lions, 21-10
  • 1963 28th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-8 in Birmingham, Auburn's first points in the series in five years
  • 1968 56th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21
  • 1968 33rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 24-16 in Birmingham
  • 1969 57th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 29-11
  • 1974 20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks)
  • 1976 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)

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1981 NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • 1983 Denver Nuggets coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record
  • 1985 50th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-23 in Birmingham
  • 1986 74th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 39-15

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1986 Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million in his lifetime

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

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1988 NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1991 1st world championship of women's soccer, US defeats Norway 2-1
  • 1991 56th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 13-6 in Birmingham
  • 1992 David Boon's 14th Test Cricket century, 111 v WI at Brisbane
  • 1993 NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 1997 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • 2003 92nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Melbourne (3-1)

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2005 The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • 2013 14th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 34-2
  • 2013 78th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 34-28 in Auburn
  • 2014 102nd Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 20-16

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2015 NBA star Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) announces his intention to retire at the end of the season

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1857 Robert Abel, cricketer (The Guv'nor Surrey & England batsman)
  • 1898 Roy "Link" Lyman, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1910 Paul Cerutti, Monaco, trap shooter, disqualified for drugs in 76 oly
  • 1928 Joe B. Hall, American basketball coach
  • 1930 James Felton Boyd, Rocky Mount NC, light HW boxer (Olympic gold 1956)

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1931 Bill Walsh, NFL coach (San Francisco 49ers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • 1933 Norman Deeley, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1937 Tom Simpson, British cyclist (d. 1967)
  • 1946 Ken Wadsworth, cricket keeper (NZ dashing batsman)
  • 1949 Margaret Whitton, actress (Good & Evil, Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)
  • 1950 Paul Westphal, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1955 Andy Gray, English soccer player

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1959 Sylvia Hanika, German tennis player (Avon-1982), born in Munich, West Germany

Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika
  • 1960 Bob Tewksbury, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • 1960 Dan Rashovich, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1960 Gary Lineker, English soccer player (World Cup 1986)
  • 1961 Innocent Egbunike, Nigeria, 4x400m runner (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • 1962 Bo Jackson, baseball/football player (KC Royals, LA Raiders)
  • 1964 David Wood, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1965 Mike Zandofsky, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1965 Aldair, Brazilian footballer
  • 1966 Phillipe Bozon, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1967 Gary Jones, NFL safety (NY Jets)
  • 1967 Margaret Platt, golfer (1995 Healthsouth-9th), born in New York City
  • 1968 Laurent Jalabert, French cyclist
  • 1969 Larry Brown, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Mark Lewis, American MLB infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Hamilton, Ohio
  • 1970 Corrina Kennedy, Saskatoon Saskatchawan, kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 James Brown, tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 John DeWitt, WLAF defensive end (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1970 Mario Bailey, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Natalie Williams, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-96), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1970 Ricky Powers, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 Robert Griffith, NFL strong safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1970 Yayuk Basuki, Yogyakarta Indonesia, tennis star (1996 Hobart doubles)
  • 1971 Bryan Proby, NFL/WLAF defensive tackle (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1971 Heath Te-Ihi-O-Te-Rangy Davis, cricket bowler (NZ open v England 1994)
  • 1971 Ivan Rodriguez, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, catcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1971 John Anderson, WLAF safety (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Ray Durham, American MLB infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1972 Spence Fischer, WLAF quarterback (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1972 Abel Xavier, Portuguese footballer
  • 1973 Jay Hamilton, CFL running back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1973 Ty Howard, cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1974 Luther Broughton, HB (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1974 Marcellus Wiley, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1975 Ben Thatcher, Welsh footballer
  • 1976 Josh Lewsey, English rugby union footballer
  • 1977 Iván Guerrero, Honduran footballer
  • 1977 Kazumi Saitoh, Japanese baseball player
  • 1979 Chris Atkinson, Australian rally driver
  • 1979 Andrés Nocioni, Argentine basketball player
  • 1980 Jamie Ashdown, English footballer
  • 1981 Rich Harden, Canadian baseball player
  • 1982 Tony Giarratano, American baseball player
  • 1982 Jason Pominville, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 Adrian Cristea, Romanian footballer
  • 1984 Nigel de Jong, Dutch footballer
  • 1984 Alan Hutton, Scottish footballer
  • 1984 Francisco Sandaza, Spanish Footballer
  • 1986 Jordan Farmar, National Basketball Association player
  • 1987 Vasilisa Bardina, Russian tennis player
  • 1994 Nyjah Huston, American skateboarder

Deaths in Sport

  • 1983 George Headley, cricket (10 tons in 22 Tests, 1st black WI capt), dies
  • 1991 P G Z (Zin) Harris, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ 1962-65), dies
  • 1995 Hopper Levett, Kent cricket wicketkeeper (1930-47, Test 1934), dies
  • 2003 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)