On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 7

Events in Sport

  • 1933 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
  • 1942 Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world hour record 45.798km in Vigorelli, Milan, Italy
  • 1943 Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL
  • 1954 Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3
  • 1957 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1959 Ryder Cup Golf, Eldorado GC: Sam Snead leads US to comprehensive 8½-3½ win
  • 1962 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie
  • 1963 New York Yankee catcher Elston Howard is first African-American to be voted AL MVP
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1856 Semyon Alapin, Russian chess master, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1923)
  • 1874 Joseph Willoughby, South African cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 1952)
  • 1876 Ted Arnold, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 10 Tests 1903-05), born in Withycombe Raleigh, Devon (d. 1942)
  • 1876 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer, born in Bristol (d. 1958)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1984 FIFA soccer player Diego Maradona (24) weds long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe in Buenos Aires
  • 2006 NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon (38) weds Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (36) at the Hacienda de San Antonio Resort in Colima, Mexico

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