On This Day

Events in Sport in 1993 (Part 2)

  • Oct 25 Daryll Cullinan hits unbeaten 337 for Transvaal against Northern Transvaal, South African 1st-class cricket record score
  • Oct 26 NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
  • Oct 26 NJ Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
  • Oct 30 Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
  • Oct 31 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match
  • Nov 1 After playing 12 Tests for Australia, fast bowler Michael Whitney plays his final day in 1st class cricket for NSW in a tour match loss v New Zealand in Newcastle
  • Nov 2 First commemorative bricks are laid at Bob Feller Memorial
  • Nov 3 Defenseman Ken Daneyko sets New Jersey Devils 'Ironman' record by playing 322nd consecutive NHL game in 2-3 loss at LA Kings

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Nov 3 Greg Maddux becomes first pitcher since Sandy Koufax to win the National League's Cy Young Award in successive MLB seasons and the first in successive seasons with different teams; Cubs 1992, Braves 1993

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game in Alamodome, San Antonio Spurs beat Warriors 91-85

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 6 Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Nov 6 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; winners: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter

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Nov 7 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
Formula 1 Racing Driver Alain Prost
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Alain Prost
  • Nov 14 23rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24
  • Nov 14 24th NYC Marathon won by Andres Espinosa in 2:10:04

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Nov 14 Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula

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Nov 14 43rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

Auto Racer Dale Earnhardt
Auto Racer
Dale Earnhardt
  • Nov 20 58th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 22-14 in Auburn
  • Nov 20 5th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 41-39 in South Bend (Boston College's first win in the series)

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Nov 21 Top seeded German tennis player Steffi Graf wins WTA Tour Championship; beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1 at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Tennis Player
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

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Nov 21 German tennis star Michael Stich scores a 7–6, 2–6, 7–6, 6–2 win over American Pete Sampras to win his first and only ATP Tour World Championship title in Frankfurt, Germany

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Nov 27 David Boon completes his 18th Test Cricket century (106 v NZ, Hobart)
  • Nov 27 India defeat West Indies in Bengal Jubilee Cricket Final, Kumble 6-12
  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, McMahon Stadium, Calgary: Edmonton Eskimos defeat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 33-23; Sean Fleming lands record equalling 6 field goals
  • Nov 30 NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Dec 1 St Louis Blues' Bob Berry coaches his 800th career NHL game, a 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs in Toronto; also coached LA Kings, Montreal Canadiens & Pittsburgh Penguins

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Dec 2 Houston Rockets score a 94-85 win over the Knicks at New York’s Madison Square Garden, recording their 15th straight win to start the season; tie Washington Capitols' all-time NBA record 1948-49; streak ends next game

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Dec 4 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.92 sec)
  • Dec 4 2nd SEC Championship Game: #9 Florida beats #16 Alabama, 28-13
  • Dec 5 82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
  • Dec 11 59th Heisman Trophy Award: Charlie Ward, Florida State (QB)
  • Dec 28 John Maclean passes Kirk Muller as all-time NJ Devils scorer (521 pts)
  • Dec 28 Ballon d'Or: Juventus' Italian striker Roberto Baggio is named Europe's best football player ahead of Inter forward Dennis Bergkamp and Manchester United striker Eric Cantona