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

Sport awardRyder Cup

1959 Ryder Cup Golf, Eldorado GC: Sam Snead leads US to comprehensive 8½-3½ win

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1962 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie

NHL Goalie Glenn Hall
NHL Goalie
Glenn Hall
  • 1963 New York Yankee Elston Howard is 1st african American ever voted AL MVP
  • 1964 NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966
  • 1970 Argentine boxer Carlos Monzon upsets defending champion Nino Benvenuti of Italy in 12th round KO in Rome to win WBC, WBA middleweight titles
  • 1974 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
  • 1978 Boston Red Sox Jim Rice wins AL MVP
  • 1987 3rd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 32-25 in South Bend
  • 1988 MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
  • 1989 Balt's Gregg Olson is 1st relief pitcher to win AL Rookie of Year
  • 1991 1st NBA game in Delta City, Utah Jazz beats Seattle 103-95

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1992 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
  • 1992 4th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 54-7 in South Bend

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to claim his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship by 26 points from Ayrton Senna; Prost announces his retirement from F1 racing

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • 1996 Ex-NFL running back and Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times in his hometown of Camden, New Jersey; recovers
  • 1996 Wasim Jaffer gets 314* in 2nd cricket FC game for Mumbai v Saurashtra
  • 1998 10th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-26 in Chestnut Hill
  • 1998 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Awesome Again, Answer Lively, Escena, Buck's Boy, Da Hoss, Silverbulletday, Reraise
  • 2009 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Pounced, California Flag, Dancing In Silks, Vale of York, Goldikova, Furthest Land, Conduit, Zenyatta
  • 2010 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, San Diego, California: Flavia Pennetta of Italy beats American CoCo Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-2 to wrap up a 3-1 win and 3rd title for the Italians
  • 2017 South Korean golfer Park Sung-hyun becomes the first LPGA rookie to be ranked no. 1
  • 2017 Melbourne Cup: Joseph O’Brien at 24 is the youngest trainer to win with Rekindling jockeyed by Corey Brown
  • 2018 For second straight year France wins Six Nations Rugby Championship on points difference from Ireland, with a final round 46-19 win over Scotland at Stade de France, Saint Denis; Ireland again takes Triple Crown

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)
  • 1886 Aron Nimzowitsch, Latvian chess player (openings theorist), born in Riga, Russian Empire (d. 1935)
  • 1889 Lionel Tennyson, 3rd Baron Tennyson and cricketer (England batsman & captain), born in Westminster, London (d. 1951)
  • 1921 Jack Fleck, American golfer (US Open 1955), born in Bettendorf, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (President of Nintendo, 1949-2003, owner of Seattle Mariners), born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2013)
  • 1936 Al Attles, American NBA point guard and coach (SF/GS Warriors), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1938 Jim Katt, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Zeeland, Michigan
  • 1944 Joe Niekro, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star; NL wins leader 1979; Houston Astros; World Series 1987; NY Yankees), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • 1944 Luigi Riva, Italian footballer (Cagliari), born in Leggiuno, Italy
  • 1947 Bob Anderson, English darts player (BDO World Champion 1988), born in Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • 1947 Yutaka Fukumoto, Japanese professional baseball player, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1948 Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1951 Dan Duva, American boxing promoter and producer (Howard Stern New Years Party), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • 1953 Lucinda Green, English equestrian (Olympic silver 1984), born in Andover, Hampshire, England
  • 1955 Detlef Ultsch, German judoka (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Sonneberg, Bezirk Suhl, East Germany
  • 1957 Jonathan Palmer, British businessman and Formula One racer, born in Lewisham, London
  • 1957 Kathy McMillan, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1976; Boycott Games gold 1980), born in Raeford, North Carolina
  • 1959 Billy Gillispie, American basketball coach (Ranger College), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1959 Alexandre Guimarães, Costa Rican football player and manager, born in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil
  • 1961 Mintcho Pachov, Bulgarian 67.5kg weightlifer (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1962 Wayne N. Phillips, Australian opener cricketer (Test for Aust v Ind 1992), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • 1963 John Barnes, British football player, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1963 Michael Heidt, hockey defenseman (Team Germany), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1963 Shelly Miller, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25th-1994), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1965 Sigrun Wodars, German middle distance athlete (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1966 Andy Tomberlin, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • 1966 Murphy Su'a, New Zealand cricket pace bowler (NZ left-arm of Samoan parents), born in Whanganui, New Zealand
  • 1966 Calvin Borel, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby 2007, 09, 10), born in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
  • 1968 Russ Springer, American MLB pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • 1969 Michelle Morse, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995), born in Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • 1969 Tanya Dubnicoff, Canadian cyclist (Olympic 6th 1992, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1970 Andre Hastings, American NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1970 Kris[ten] Fillat, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • 1970 Marc Rosset, Swiss tennis star (1992 French Doubles), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1970 Andy Houston, American NASCAR driver, born in Hickory, North Carolina
  • 1972 Emily Lesueur, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold teams 1996), born in Glendale, California
  • 1972 Jimmy Gary Jr., American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in Stuart, Florida
  • 1972 Marcus Stewart, English football player, born in Bristol, England
  • 1973 Martín Palermo, Argentine footballer, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • 1974 Kris Benson, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Superior, Wisconsin
  • 1974 Tarek Saleh, American football linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Woodbridge, Connecticut
  • 1976 Mark Philippoussis, Australian tennis star (140 MPH serve), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1976 Zahir Raheem, bantamweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1978 Rio Ferdinand, English footballer (England national team 1997-2001), born in Camberwell, England
  • 1978 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Dutch footballer (PSV Eindhoven), born in Oldenzaal, Netherlands
  • 1979 Danny Fonseca, Costa Rican soccer midfielder (28 caps; Cartaginés 537 games), born in Cartago, Costa Rica
  • 1979 Will Demps, American football player, born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1979 Mike Commodore, Canadian professional hockey player (Carolina Hurricanes), born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
  • 1980 Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast (Olympic gold 2000, 2004), born in Premià de Mar, Barcelona
  • 1980 James Franklin, New Zealand cricketer, born in Wellington, New Zealand

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1984 FIFA soccer player Diego Maradona (24) weds long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe in Buenos Aires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 2006 NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon (38) weds Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (36) at the Hacienda de San Antonio Resort in Colima, Mexico

Deaths in Sport

  • 1922 Sam Thompson, baseball player (b. 1860)
  • 1945 Alfred Dipper, cricketer (England batsman scored in only Test), dies
  • 1966 Rube Bressler, Baseball player (b. 1894)
  • 1978 Gene Tunney, American boxer, heavyweight boxing champion (1926-28), dies at 80
  • 2006 Bryan Pata, American football defensive tackle (University of Miami) (murdered) (b. 1981)
  • 2006 Johnny Sain, American baseball pitcher, dies at 89
  • 2008 Hedley Howarth, New Zealand cricket spin bowler (30 Tests, 86 wickets), dies of cancer at 64

Person of interestJoe Frazier

2011 Joe Frazier, Olympic Heavyweight Boxer, dies of liver cancer at 67

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 2012 Carmen Basilio, American boxer (World Welterweight tile 1955-56; Middleweight title 1957-58), dies from pneumonia at 85