On This Day in Sport for November 7

  • November

Events in Sport

  • 1933 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
  • 1942 Cyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world record (45,848 km)
  • 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
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 NFL/Heisman Trophy Winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times
  • 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, coach (SF/GS Warriors), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1938 James Katt, pitcher/sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins)
  • 1944 Joe Niekro, baseball knuckler (NY Yankees)
  • 1944 Luigi Riva, Italian footballer
  • 1947 Bob Anderson, English darts player
  • 1947 Yutaka Fukumoto, Japanese professional baseball player
  • 1948 Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1951 Dan Duva, boxing promoter/producer (Howard Stern New Years Party)
  • 1953 Lucinda Green, English equestrian
  • 1957 Jonathan Palmer, formula-1 racer
  • 1957 Kathy McMillan, long jumper (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1959 Billy Gillispie, American basketball coach
  • 1959 Alexandre Guimarães, Costa Rican football manager
  • 1961 Mintcho Pachov, Bulgaria, 67.5kg weightlifer (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1962 Wayne Norman Phillips, Vic opener cricketer (Test for Aust v Ind 1992)
  • 1963 John Barnes, British soccer player
  • 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 athlete
  • 1966 Andy Tomberlin, Monroe NC, outfielder (NY Mets)
  • 1966 Murphy Logo Su'a, cricket pace bowler (NZ left-arm of Samoan parents)
  • 1966 Calvin Borel, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby 2007, 09, 10), born in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
  • 1968 Russ Springer, Alexandria VA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1969 Michelle Morse, Ft Rucker Ala, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995)
  • 1969 Tanya Dubnicoff, cyclist (Olympic 6th 1992, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1970 Andre Hastings, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1970 Kris[ten] Fillat, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • 1970 Marc Rosset, tennis star (1992 French Doubles), born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1970 Andy Houston, American NASCAR driver
  • 1972 Emily Porter Lesueur, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Glendale, California
  • 1972 Jane Taylor, Maitland NSW Aust, tennis star (1995 Futures-Wagga Waga)
  • 1972 Jimmy Gary, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Marcus Stewart, English football player, born in Bristol. England
  • 1973 Martín Palermo, Argentine footballer
  • 1974 Kris Benson, Konnesaw TX, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1974 Tarek Saleh, linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1976 Mark Philippoussis, Australia, tennis star (140 MPH serve)
  • 1976 Zahir Raheem, bantamweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1978 Rio Ferdinand, English footballer
  • 1978 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, Dutch footballer
  • 1979 Danny Fonseca, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1979 Will Demps, American football player
  • 1979 Mike Commodore, American professional hockey player
  • 1980 Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast
  • 1980 James Franklin, New Zealand Cricket player

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 world welter and middleweight boxing champion, dies from pneumonia at 85