On This Day

Events in Sport on November 15

  • 1900 Dutch soccer club NEC is established in Nijmegen

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1901 James J. Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1901 6th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • 1913 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Perth: Australian Ernie Parker beats NZ namesake Harry Parker 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2

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1946 Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

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1947 Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1947 Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal
  • 1951 Cricket 1st-class debut of Hanif Mohammad, Pakistan XI v MCC, Lahore
  • 1951 NY Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1959 Cleveland Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Wash 31-17

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1960 Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor

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1961 Roger Maris is voted AL MVP

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1964 Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV

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1964 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro at the Tall City Open, Midland, Texas

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

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1967 Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1968 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"

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1970 Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory"

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 1972 White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
  • 1978 Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP
  • 1980 30th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

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1983 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1987 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
  • 1987 Brazilian Williams driver Nelson Piquet retires from Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide with break trouble but wins his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 12 points from Nigel Mansell
  • 1988 Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award

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1989 Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1989 Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games
  • 1991 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
  • 1992 Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 v SA, Durban)
  • 1992 42nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Alan Kulwicki wins

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2004 Maria Sharapova becomes the first Russian to win the tennis season-ending WTA Tour Championship; beats American Serena Williams 4–6, 6–2, 6–4 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2015 Holly Holm defeats UFC Champion Ronda Rousey in an upset in Melbourne, Australia
  • 2015 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Czech pair Karolína Plíšková & Barbora Strýcová beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Elena Vesnina of Russia 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for a 3-2 win and 9th title for the home country

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2017 3 UCLA basketball players suspended after admitting shoplifting in China, only released at President Trump's request

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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2018 LeBron James passes Wilt Chamberlain for 5th on the NBA's career scoring list with 44 points for the LA Lakers in 126-117 victory over Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James