On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 5

Events in Sport

  • 1886 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: David Brown beats fellow Scot Willie Campbell by 2 strokes
  • 1887 Ottawa College (ORFU) defeats Montreal Football Club (QRFU) 10-5 to win the Dominion championship
  • 1927 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Cedar Crest CC: Defending champion Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa 1-up to win his 4th straight PGA title
  • 1933 Chicago Bears 30 game unbeaten streak ends to Patriots (10-0)
  • 1940 Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Washington Senators, loses Maryland congressional race (R)
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record
  • 1954 Montreal Canadien center Jean Béliveau scores 3 goals in 44 seconds on future Hall of Fame goaltender Terry Sawchuk in 4-2 win v Boston Bruins; 2nd fastest NHL hat trick
  • 1957 Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2005 2004 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Rice (29) weds Michelle Noonan in Arizona

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1937 Jack McAuliffe, Irish-American boxer and undefeated World Lightweight champion (1886-93), dies at 71
  • 1951 Reggie Walker, South African athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1908), dies at 62
  • 1969 Lloyd Corrigan, American actor (Papa Dodger, The Manchurian Candidate), dies at 69
  • 1971 Sam Jones, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 59; no-hitter 1955; Chicago Cubs), dies of neck cancer at 45
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