On This Day

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 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Melbourne, Australia: Anthony Wilding representing Australasia beats American Fred Alexander 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to give defending champions a 3-2 victory
  • 1912 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Alerts win their only title; beat Toronto Argonauts, 11-4
  • 1912 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Melbourne, Australia: James Cecil Parke beats Rodney Heaths 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to give British Isles 3-2 victory over defending champions Australasia
  • 1924 National Football League Championship: Cleveland Bulldogs (7-1-1) [formerly Canton] win first past the post title

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1928 Australian cricket legend Don Bradman makes an inauspicious Test debut; scores 18 & 1 vs England in 1st Test in Brisbane; dropped to 12th man for 2nd Test

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 accuses the NY Yankees of racial bias on national television

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1956 At 21 years, 10 months, 3 weeks, 5 days Floyd Patterson becomes youngest world heavyweight boxing champion; KOs Archie Moore in 5th round in Chicago; first Olympic gold medalist to win a professional heavyweight title

Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing 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 American-based Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl is first player to make over $10 million in career earnings

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, Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou, China: Michelle Akers scores twice as US beats 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
  • 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
  • 2019 Australian cricket batsman David Warner smashes 335 not out in the 2nd Test against Pakistan; second-highest Test score by an Australian (Matt Hayden 380); highest Test score at Adelaide Oval
  • 2019 On the way to 36 in 2nd Test v Pakistan, Australian cricket batsman Steve Smith overtakes Don Bradman’s run-tally of 6,996 Test runs; becomes fastest batsman to 7000, in terms of innings (126)
  • 2019 83rd Iron Bowl: #16 Auburn beats #5 Alabama, 48-45

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1857 Bobby Abel, English cricketer (The Guv'nor Surrey & England batsman), born in Rotherhithe, Surrey, England (d. 1936)
  • 1898 Roy "Link" Lyman, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 1910 Paul Cerutti, Monegasque trap shooter who was disqualified for drugs in the 1976 Olympics
  • 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, American Pro Football Hall of Fame 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)
  • 1934 Steve Hamilton, American baseball pitcher (New York Yankees) and basketball forward (Minneapolis Lakers), born in Columbia, Kentucky (d. 1997)
  • 1937 Tom Simpson, English road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1965), born in Haswell, County Durham (d. 1967)
  • 1937 Abdelmajid Tlemçani, Tunisian soccer striker (54 caps; Espérance Sportive de Tunis), born in Tunis, Tunisia (d. 2020)
  • 1946 Ken Wadsworth, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper and dashing batsman, born in Nelson, New Zealand (d. 1976)
  • 1949 Margaret Whitton, actress (Good & Evil, Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)
  • 1950 Paul Westphal, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard (NBA C'ship 1974; NBA All-Star 1977–81; Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns) and coach (Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics, Sacramento Kings), born in Torrance, California (d. 2021)
  • 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, American College Football Hallf of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1985, Auburn; Pro Bowl 1990, LA Raiders) and baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1989, KC Royals), born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • 1964 David Wood, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1965 Mike Zandofsky, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1965 Aldair, Brazilian footballer
  • 1967 Gary Jones, NFL safety (NY Jets)
  • 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 James Brown, tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Natalie Williams, volleyball outside hitter (Olympics 1996), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1970 Robert Griffith, NFL strong safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1970 Yayuk Basuki, Indonesian tennis player and politician, born in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
  • 1971 Matthew Lawton, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 2000, 04; Minnesota Twins), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 1971 Heath Davis, New Zealand cricket bowler (NZ open v England 1994), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1971 Iván Rodríguez, MLB catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • 1971 Ray Durham, American MLB infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 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
  • 1975 Mehrdad Minavand, Iranian soccer midfielder (67 caps; Persepolis, Sturm Graz), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2021)
  • 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 soccer midfielder (81 caps; Manchester City, AC Milan), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1984 Alan Hutton, Scottish footballer
  • 1984 Francisco Sandaza, Spanish Footballer
  • 1986 Jordan Farmar, National Basketball Association player
  • 1987 Vasilisa Bardina, Russian tennis player
  • 1988 Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer who died in cricket accident, born in Macksville, Australia (d. 2014)

Person of interestMagnus Carlsen

1990 Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess Grandmaster, born in Tønsberg, Norway

Chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen
Chess Grandmaster
Magnus Carlsen
  • 1994 Nyjah Huston, American skateboarder, born in Davis, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 1983 George Headley OD MBE, West Indies cricket batsman (22 Tests; 2,190 runs @ 60.83; 10 x 100), dies at 74
  • 1991 Zin [Parke Gerald Zinzan] Harris, New Zealand cricketer (9 Tests for NZ 1962-65), dies at 64
  • 1995 Hopper Levett, Kent cricket wicket-keeper (1930-47, Test 1934), dies
  • 2003 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (1st female English Channel 1926), dies at 98
  • 2004 Bill Brown, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (28 caps; Dundee, Tottenham Hotspur), dies at 73
  • 2012 Munir Malik, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1959-62), dies at 78