On This Day in Sport for November 6

Events in Sport

  • 1869 1st intercollegiate football (soccer) game (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4)
  • 1934 NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0
  • 1950 Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1955 11th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Thunderbird Ranch & CC Calif
  • 1956 Holland & Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviets in Hungary
  • 1961 US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith (invented game of basketball - actually Canadian)
  • 1965 19th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 19-7 in Annapolis

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1974 Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award
  • 1976 Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell is 1st free-agent to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox for $1 million over 4 years

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1981 Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1983 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Sports Nippon Team Match Golf Tournament
  • 1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneer James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings
  • 1988 18th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:07
  • 1988 19th NYC Marathon won by Steve Jones in 2:08:20
  • 1988 Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1988 Steve Jones wins NY men's marathon; Grete Waitz 9th women's title
  • 1990 Braves' Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1993 Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1993 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter at Belmont
  • 1994 24th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:27:37
  • 1994 25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21
  • 1994 Woo-Soon Ko wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Golf Cup
  • 1995 Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Balt
  • 1997 SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year
  • 1999 4th Rugby World Cup: Australia beats France 35-12 in Cardiff

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1861 James Naismith, Canadian-American physical educator and inventor (basketball, football helmet), born in Almonte, Ontario (d. 1939)

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1887 Walter Johnson, American MLB pitcher (Washington Senator: 1907-27), born in Humboldt, Kansas (d. 1946)

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1906 James D. Norris, American sports businessman (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • 1919 Alan Lisette, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956), born in Morrinsville, New Zealand (d. 1973)
  • 1920 John Smith, English chairman of Liverpool F.C. (1973-90), (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricketer (gifted all-rounder for NZ in 1950's), born in Gore, Southland, New Zealand (d. 2006)
  • 1923 Aleksandra Chudina, Soviet athlete, track jumper (Olympic-2 silver-1952), born in Kurkinsky District, Russia (d. 1990)
  • 1931 Peter Collins, English race car driver, born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England (d. 1958)
  • 1933 Knut Johannesen, Norwegian 5K/10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1964), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1938 Mack Jones, American baseball player, born in Atlanta (d. 2004)
  • 1947 Larry James, American track athlete, 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mount Pleasant, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1947 Jim Rosenthal, English sports presenter, born in Oxford, England
  • 1956 Graeme Wood, Australian cricketer (Australian lefty opening batsman 1978-88), born in East Fremantle, Australia
  • 1960 Lance Kerwin, American actor (Salem's Lot, Enemy Mine, Outbreak), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1963 Jean-Marc Chouinard, epee (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1964 Erik Kramer [William Erik Kramer] American former NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), born in Encino, California
  • 1965 Brian Givens, American baseball pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Lompoc, California
  • 1965 Robert Oberrauch, Italian ice hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998), born in Bolzano, Italy
  • 1967 Dennis Brown, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Jackie Auzias de Turenne, WPVA volleyballer (Natl-17th-1995), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967 Shuzo Matsuoka, Japanese tennis star (1995 USTA/Binghampton), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1968 Alfred Williams, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968 Chad Curtis, American outfielder (NY Yankees, Detroit Tigers), born in Marion, Indiana
  • 1968 Edward Linskens, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Venray, Netherlands
  • 1968 Vlast Plavucha, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1969 Don Wengert, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1970 Eric Mueller, American rower (Olympics-silver-1996), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1970 Maa Tanuvasa, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Nu'uuli, American Samoa
  • 1970 Patrick Burke, Irish CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1970 Rich Braham, American NFL center (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Morgantown, West Virginia
  • 1971 Derrick Alexander, American NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1972 Anthony Brown, American NFL tackle (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Okinawa, Japan
  • 1972 Vicki Movessian, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympic-98), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Garry Flitcroft, English footballer and football manager, born in Bolton, Lancashire
  • 1972 Deivi Cruz, American baseball player, born in Nizao, Dominican Republic
  • 1973 Taje Allen, American football player (St Louis Rams), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1974 Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Mouscron, Belgium (d. 2009)
  • 1975 Mike Maurer, Canadian CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 1976 Laurie Baker, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympic-gold-98), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1976 Pat Tillman, American football player and U.S. Army Ranger, born in Fremont, California (d. 2004)
  • 1978 Zak Morioka, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1979 Lamar Odom, American basketball player, born in South Jamaica, New York
  • 1987 Ana Ivanović, Serbian tennis player, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1988 Erik Lund, Swedish footballer, born in Ljungskile, Sweden

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1983 Businessman Vidal Sassoon (55) weds dressage champion Jeanette Hartford-Davis

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • 1998 "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (73) weds horse trainer Jill Vanden Berg at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

2010 Professional golfer Greg Norman (51) weds Australian interior decorator Kirsten Kutner (41) on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
  • 2016 TV personality and actress Audrina Patridge (31) weds professional BMX dirt bike rider Corey Bohan in Hawaii

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1928 Arnold Rothstein, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series), dies of gunshot wounds at 46

Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold Rothstein
Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster
Arnold Rothstein
  • 1964 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (b. 1925)
  • 1978 Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (b. 1899)
  • 1996 Tommy Lawton, footballer, dies at 80
  • 1998 Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
  • 2003 Rie Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer (b. 1919)
  • 2004 Johnny Warren, Australian soccer player (b. 1943)
  • 2006 Federico (Fico) López, Puerto Rican basketball player (b. 1962)
  • 2007 George Grljusich, Australian sports broadcaster (b. c1939)
  • 2012 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], American cruiserweight boxing champion, dies at 46