On This Day

Events in Sport in November 1963

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Nov 3 Joe Weatherly finishes 7th in the season ending Golden State 400 at Riverside International Raceway; retains NASCAR Sprint Cup by 2,228 points from 14-time winner Richard Petty

Auto Racer Richard Petty
Auto Racer
Richard Petty
  • Nov 7 New York Yankee catcher Elston Howard is first African-American to be voted AL MVP

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Nov 10 Detroit right wing Gordie Howe surpasses Maurice Richard as leading NHL all-time goal scorer with 545th career goal in a 3-0 Red Wings victory over Montreal Canadiens in Detroit

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Nov 26 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)

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Nov 26 Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat BC Lions, 21-10; features controversial sequence involving American players Angelo Mosca and Willie Fleming
  • Nov 30 28th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-8 in Birmingham, Auburn's first points in the series in five years