On This Day

Events in Sport on November 10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1857 First American Chess Congress is won by Paul Morphy; beats Louis Paulson, 6-2 for a tournament record of 14 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss

Chess Player Paul Morphy
Chess Player
Paul Morphy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 First NHL penalty shot is awarded to Montreal Canadiens forward Armand Mondou; stopped by Toronto goaltender George Hainsworth in Maple Leafs' 2-1 win

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1940 Pittsburgh Steelers & Philadelphia Eagles play one of only 4 penalty free games in NFL history; Steelers win 7-3 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
  • 1945 College football's #1 Army beats #2 Notre Dame 48-0
  • 1950 After 9 years, Cleveland Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
  • 1957 NFL record crowd (102,368), '49ers vs Rams in LA
  • 1957 Cleveland Browns' Don Paul sets club record for longest fumble return with a 89-yard run (and TD), beating Pittsburgh 24-0

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1963 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
  • 1964 Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium
  • 1971 Joe Torre wins NL MVP, Vida Blue wins AL MVP
  • 1974 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Royals release slugger Harmon Killebrew, ending his 22-year career

Baseball Player Harmon Killebrew
Baseball Player
Harmon Killebrew
  • 1977 Major Indoor Soccer League officially organized (NYC)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1978 Larry Holmes KOs Alfredo Evangelist in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1978 NY Yankees trade Lyle, Rajsich, McCall, Heath and Ramos to Texas for Righetti, Mirabella, Beniquez, Jemison and Griffin

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1983 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler retains world middleweight boxing title with a 15-round unanimous points decision over Roberto Durán at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; first time Hagler taken the distance as champion


  • 1984 Australia all out for 76 v West Indies at cricket WACA, Holding 6-21
  • 1984 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again
  • 1987 Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe 57-55 to win NL Cy Young Award
  • 1988 MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Orel Hershiser (23-8) is a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young Award

Baseball Pitcher Orel Hershiser
Baseball Pitcher
Orel Hershiser
  • 1991 Bernie Kosar ends NFL record of 308 passes without an interception

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Martina Navratilova ties Chris Evert with 157 pro tennis tournament wins

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1991 South Africa's 1st cricket international since 1970 - one-day v India
  • 1996 46th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003 Kim Clijsters of Belgium becomes first female tennis player to earn $US4 million in a season when she overwhelms Amélie Mauresmo 6-2, 6-0 for the WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Tennis Player Kim Clijsters
Tennis Player
Kim Clijsters
  • 2012 22nd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 21-6 in Chestnut Hill
  • 2013 Spaniard Marc Márquez wins the 2013 MotoGP World Championship to become its youngest ever winner at 20
  • 2019 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Perth: French pair Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia beat Ash Barty and Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-4, 6-3 to clinch a 3-2 victory
  • 2020 IPL Cricket Final, Dubai International Stadium: Defending champion Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets; Trent Boult 3/30 (4), Rohit Sharma 68 (51)