On This Day in Sport for November 5

Events in Sport

  • 1886 British Open 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

Sport awardGolf Major

1927 PGA Championship, Cedar Crest CC: Walter Hagan beats Joe Turnesa 1-up to win his 4th straight PGA title

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1933 Chicago Bears 30 game unbeaten streak ends to Patriots (10-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940 Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Washington Senators, loses Maryland congressional race (R)

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • 1957 Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket
  • 1959 AFL announced with 8 teams
  • 1966 Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained
  • 1967 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24
  • 1968 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)
  • 1971 NBA's LA Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak
  • 1977 NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Oakland Raider's John Madden becomes 13th coach to win 100 NFL games

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1982 Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record)

  • 1983 NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period
  • 1988 1st NBA game at Bradley Center, Milw Bucks lose to Atlnata Hawks 94-107
  • 1988 1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to LA Clippers, 111-91
  • 1988 1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85
  • 1988 Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
  • 1988 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign
  • 1989 19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen in 2:25:30
  • 1989 20th NYC Marathon won by Juma Ikangaa in 2:08:01
  • 1989 Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1989 US plays El Salvador in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1989 French McLaren driver Alain Prost withdraws early in wet Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his 3rd World Formula 1 Drivers title; wins by 16 points from team mate Ayrton Senna
  • 1992 "Revenge Match of the 20th century" Bobby Fisher defeats Boris Spassky to with Chess title in Belgrade
  • 1993 1st NBA game in Alamodome, San Antonio Spurs beat Warriors 91-85
  • 1994 Tony Rominger bicycles world record for distance covered in one hour for second time (55.291 km)
  • 1994 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Barathea, Cherokee Run, Concern, Flanders, One Dreamer, Tikkanen, Timber Country

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1994 George Foreman (45) KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing Heavyweight championship

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
  • 1995 Woo-Soon Ko wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament
  • 1995 First NBA game at General Motors Place in Vancouver; Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-98 in OT

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 2010 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 1 winners: Eldaafer, More Than Real, Dubai Majesty, Awesome Feather, Shared Account, Unrivaled Belle
  • 2011 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 2 winners: Afleet Again, Wrote, Amazombie, Regally Ready, Caleb's Posse, St Nicholas Abbey, Hansen, Court Vision, Drosselmeyer
  • 2016 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Champagne Room, Queen's Trust, Drefong, Obviously, Classic Empire, Highland Reel, Finest City, Tourist, Arrogate
  • 2017 Shalane Flanagan becomes the first American woman to win the New York marathon for 40 years

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestTeddy Flack

1873 Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, born in London, England (d. 1935)

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack
  • 1891 Bert McGirr, cricketer (played in NZ's 1st Test series)
  • 1891 Earle "Greasy" Neale, NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1901 Eddie Paynter, cricketer (England batting hero in Bodyline series)
  • 1904 Cooney Weiland, Canadian hockey player (d. 1985)
  • 1905 George Bissett, cricketer (successful South African quick in 1927-28)
  • 1916 Len Wilkinson, cricketer (England leg-spinner just before WW II)
  • 1916 Jim Tabor, American MLB 3rd baseman (2 x grand slams in one game), born in New Hope, Alabama (d. 1953)
  • 1920 Tommy Goodwin [Thomas], Connecticut, British Track Cyclist (2 X Olympic Bronze 1948), (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Lester Piggott, British jockey (11 time champ)
  • 1938 César Luis Menotti, Argentine footballer
  • 1939 Ken Walter, South African cricket pace bowler (1961-62 series v NZ)
  • 1947 Oleg Antropov, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1950 Debbie Massey, American golfer (3-time LPGA Tour winner), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Person of interestBill Walton

1952 Bill Walton, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers, Boston Celtics), born in La Mesa, California

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton
  • 1952 Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1960 Mark West, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1962 Abédi Pelé, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1963 Hans Gilhaus, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1966 Nayim, Spanish footballer
  • 1967 Frank Pollack, NFL tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 1967 Grant Leury, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1967 Percy Snow, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1967 Steve Wagner, field hockey goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Bob Dahl, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns)
  • 1968 Cary Blanchard, NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1968 Chris Gray, Australian golfer, born in Perth, Australia
  • 1968 Malcolm Frank, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1970 Javier Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1970 Ryan Wetnight, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Erick Walder, triple jumper, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1971 Sergei Berezin, Voskrensensk Russia, NHL forward (Team Russia, Olympic silver 1998)
  • 1971 Todd Collins, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971 Rob Jones, English footballer
  • 1972 Tracy Greene, NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Alexei Yashin, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL center (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Ottawa Senators)
  • 1973 James Collins, NBA guard (LA Clippers)
  • 1973 Johnny Damon, American professional baseball outfielder (Kansas City Royals), born in Fort Riley, Kansas
  • 1973 Kate Anderson, Australian 1.5k/3k/5k runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Rupert Grant, NFL fullback (NE Patriots)
  • 1974 Conrad Hamilton, cornerback (NY Giants)
  • 1974 Jerry Stackhouse, NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1974 Dado Pršo, Croatian footballer
  • 1977 Tuula Puputti, ice hockey goalie (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • 1977 Richard Wright, English footballer
  • 1978 Bubba [Gary Lester] Watson Jr., American golfer (Masters Tournament 2012, 2014), born in Bagdad, Florida
  • 1980 Christoph Metzelder, German footballer
  • 1980 Jaime Camara, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1983 Mike Hanke, German footballer
  • 1984 Nick Folk, American football player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 Tobias Enstrom, Swedish hockey player, born in Nordingrå, Sweden
  • 1984 Eliud Kipchoge, Kenyan long distance runner (Olympic Gold 2016), born in Kapsisiywa, Kenya
  • 1986 Kasper Schmeichel, Danish footballer
  • 1988 Virat Kohli, Indian cricket batsman (Captain of India 2013-), born in Delhi, India
  • 1992 Odell Beckham Jr., American NFL player (New York Giants), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Weddings in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

  • 1971 Sam Jones, American baseball player, dies at 45
  • 1975 Annette Kellerman, swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), dies at 87
  • 1992 Arpad Elo, Hungarian physicist (chess classification system), dies at 89
  • 2006 LeMar Clark, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 71