On This Day in Sport for November 8

Events in Sport

  • 1920 Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947 Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 South Australia v Victoria

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1950 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951 NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1970 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
  • 1970 5th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 12-7

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1981 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1984 1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test
  • 1987 Australia beat England by 7 runs to win cricket World Cup
  • 1987 Yuko Moriguchi wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1988 Arco Arena in Sacramento CA opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
  • 1989 Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year

AgreementContract of Interest

1990 Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • 1992 Nigel Mansell in a Williams crashes during the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his first World Formula 1 Drivers title by 52 points; Mansell won record 9 GPs during the season
  • 1994 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to Hous Rockets, 100-98
  • 1997 Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
  • 1997 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
  • 2008 18th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 17-0 in Chestnut Hill
  • 2017 Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1878 Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor, world champion cyclist (1899)
  • 1896 Bucky Harris, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees)
  • 1916 Frank McGuire, basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons)
  • 1922 Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (d. 1996)
  • 1929 Trevor McMahon, NZ cricket wicketkeeper (v India & Pak 1955-56)
  • 1929 Bobby Bowden, American football coach
  • 1942 Angel Cordero Jr, Puerto Rican Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby 1974, 76, 85), born in Santurce, Puerto Rico
  • 1942 Angel Cordero Jr, jockey (won over 6,000 races) [or May 8]
  • 1943 Martin Peters, British soccer player
  • 1945 Tony Mann, Aust cricket leggie (1977 century as nightwatchman v India)
  • 1952 Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist
  • 1952 Jerry Remy, American baseball player, color commentator
  • 1952 John Denny, American baseball player
  • 1956 Beverly Klass, LPGA golfer
  • 1957 Yohan Gunasekera, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
  • 1957 Alan Curbishley, English football manager
  • 1959 Simon Davis, Victorian cricket pace bowler (Test v NZ 1986, no wkts)
  • 1962 Ron Johnson, Australian baseball hitting coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963 Dwight Smith, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1963 Paul Butcher, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1964 Chuck Cecil, NFL safety (Houston Oilers)
  • 1965 Bart Latuheru, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1965 Jeff Blauser, infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Los Gatos, California
  • 1965 Mike Peluso, Pengilly Canada, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • 1966 Michael Soles, CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1966 Ulrich Cruden, Suriname soccer player (NEC), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1967 Henry Rodriguez, outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1967 Jay Taylor, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1967 Mark Zollitsch, Orono Maine, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Rhonda Kottke, WPVA volleyballer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1968 Jose Offerman, San Pedro de Macoris, infielder (KC Royals)
  • 1968 Keith Jones, Brantford, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • 1968 Michelle Kline, Circle Pines Minn, speed skater (Olympics 1994)
  • 1968 Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer
  • 1969 Devon McDonald, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 Ricardo McDonald, NFL linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1970 DeWayne Knight, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • 1970 Qadry Ismail, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 José Francisco Porras, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1971 Anna Katrina Simcic, backstroker (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1971 Twan Scheepers, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1972 Chris Fydler, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1972 Ken Blackman, NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1973 Frantisek Kaberle, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1973 Nicole Teter, 800m runner, born in San Diego, California
  • 1975 Brevin Knight, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1975 José Pinto, Spanish footballer
  • 1976 Brett Lee, cricketer (brother of Shane, AIS representative)
  • 1977 Nick Punto, American baseball player
  • 1978 Ali Karimi, Iranian footballer
  • 1978 Júlio Sérgio Bertagnoli, Brazilian footballer
  • 1978 Spyros Gogolos, Greek footballer
  • 1978 Tim de Cler, Dutch footballer
  • 1978 Maurice Evans, American basketball player (Washington Wizards), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1979 Aaron Hughes, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1980 Luis Fabiano, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 Joe Cole, English footballer
  • 1982 Mika Kallio, Finnish Grand Prix motorcycle racer
  • 1983 Blanka Vlašić, Croatian high jumper
  • 1983 Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1975 NBA legend Larry Bird (18) weds highschool sweetheart Janet Condra

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

Deaths in Sport

  • 1886 Frederick J "Fred" Archer, English jockey, commits suicide at 29
  • 1917 Colyn Blythe, cricketer (2509 F-C wickets), dies at 38 during WW I
  • 1952 Claude Carter, South African cricketer (took 28 wkts 10 Tests for South Africa), dies at 71
  • 1977 Bucky Harris, American baseball player (b. 1896)

Person of interestBetty Nuthall

1983 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player, dies at 72

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • 1992 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, speed skater (Olympic silver 1952), dies
  • 1999 Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)
  • 2004 Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player, dies at 75
  • 2010 Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (b. 1961)
  • 2012 Lee MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (AL President), dies at 95
  • 2014 Don Paul, 89, American football player, dies at 89