Events in Sport in November 1956

  • Nov 6 Holland & Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviets in Hungary
  • Nov 9 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Billy Watson in St Louis, to become NWA wrestling champion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 17 Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Nov 22 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne

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Nov 22 Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • Nov 24 44th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 50-27
  • Nov 26 USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks
  • Nov 27 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 30 Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore