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 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Alerts win their only title; beat 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, he scores 18 & 1 vs England

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1929 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Tigers take their 4th title; beat Regina Roughriders, 14-3
  • 1937 3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB)
  • 1940 CFL Grey Cup (Game 1), Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Ottawa beats Toronto Balmy Beach, 8-2
  • 1942 Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system
  • 1946 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts claim 7th Championship and retain title with 28-6 win over Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 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
  • 1956 Australian Betty Cuthbert takes Olympic sprint double when she runs OR equalling 23.4s to win the 200m gold medal at the Melbourne Games; beats Christa Stubnick in repeat of 100m final 4 days earlier
  • 1956 Milt Campbell sets Olympic record total of 7,937 points to upset fellow American and world record holder Rafer Johnson, and win the decathlon gold medal at the Melbourne Games
  • 1956 Jon Henricks swims world record 55.4 to win the men's 100m at the Melbourne Olympics; rare Australian 1-2-3 with John Devitt and Gary Chapman taking the minor medals
  • 1956 Gert Fredriksson of Sweden wins his 2nd straight K-1 10,000m canoeing gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics; last time event held in the Summer Olympics; also wins 3rd consecutive K-1 1,000m gold
  • 1957 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Tiger-Cats take out their 2nd title; beat Winnipeg 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 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat BC Lions, 21-10; features controversial sequence involving American players Angelo Mosca and Willie Fleming
  • 1963 28th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-8 in Birmingham, Auburn's first points in the series in five years
  • 1968 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21; MVP Vic Washington's 79-yard TD run remains a Grey Cup record
  • 1968 33rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 24-16 in Birmingham
  • 1969 CFL Grey Cup, Autostade, Montreal: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Saskatchewan Roughriders, 29-11; first Grey Cup game played in its entirety on a Sunday
  • 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 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 39-15; Al Bruno's 2nd Grey Cup win, 1st as head coach, also as a player with 1952 Toronto Argonauts

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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 FIFA Women's World Cup Final: Michelle Akers scores twice as US beats Norway 2-1 in Guangzhou, China
  • 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
  • 1996 South African cricket opening batsman Gary Kirsten follows his 1st innings 102 with 133 in the Proteas' 329 run 2nd Test win v India in Kolkata
  • 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 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Calgary Stampeders beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 20-16 for their 7th Championship

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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)

Person of interestBill Walsh

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

Person of interestSylvia Hanika

1959 Sylvia Hanika, German tennis player (WTA Tour Championship 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 NYC, New York
  • 1968 Laurent Jalabert, French road cyclist (Tour de France points 1992, 95; mountains 2001-2), born in Mazamet, France
  • 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 1996)
  • 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 (Olympics 1996), 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 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
  • 1977 Olivier Schoenfelder, French ice dancer
  • 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
  • 1990 Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess Grandmaster, born in Tønsberg, Norway
  • 1994 Nyjah Huston, American skateboarder

Deaths in Sport

  • 1983 George Headley, cricket (10 tons in 22 Tests, 1st black WI capt), dies
  • 1991 Zin [Parke Gerald Zinzan] Harris, New Zealand cricketer (9 Tests for NZ 1962-65), dies at 64
  • 1995 Hopper Levett, Kent cricket wicketkeeper (1930-47, Test 1934), dies
  • 2003 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (1st female English Channel 1926), dies at 98
  • 2012 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62), dies at 78