On This Day

Events in Sport on November 16

  • 1907 12th Iron Bowl: Auburn and Alabama tie 6-6 in Birmingham
  • 1909 EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms
  • 1924 Cleveland Bulldogs (formerly Canton) lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record)
  • 1926 NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0

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1957 Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • 1957 Oklahoma Football's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame, 7-0

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1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

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1966 Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 1969 US President Nixon becomes first president to attend a season NFL game while in office: the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28
  • 1974 Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)

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1976 Rick Barry (San Francisco), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • 1978 Major Indoor Soccer League holds its 1st draft
  • 1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB Doug Williams throws for 486 yards

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1983 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • 1984 Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record

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1984 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan

  • 1986 36th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

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1988 Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

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1988 Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1997 CFL Grey Cup, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton: heavily favoured defending champion Toronto Argonauts beat Saskatchawan Roughriders, 47-23
  • 1997 47th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins

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1997 American tennis great Pete Sampras wins back-to-back ATP Tour World Championship titles with a 6–3, 6–2, 6–2 over Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov in Hanover, Germany

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • 2003 CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Edmonton Eskimos reverse previous year result; beat Montreal Alouettes, 34-22 for 12th title

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2003 Lionel Messi makes his official debut for FC Barcelona in a friendly against Porto

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2003 55th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Matt Kenseth wins

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2003 Roger Federer of Switzerland wins his first of 6 season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a 6–3, 6–0, 6–4 victory over American Andre Agassi in the final in Houston, Texas

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • 2008 60th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins

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2008 Novak Đoković of Serbia wins his first career season-ending Tennis Masters Cup title beating Russian Nikolay Davydenko 6-1, 7-5 in the final in Shanghai, China

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković

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2013 Sachin Tendulkar plays his very last cricket match before retiring in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against the West Indies

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 2014 Kevin Harvick driving for Stewart-Haas Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series by 1 point from Ryan Newman
  • 2014 Novak Đoković claims 3 straight ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles after Roger Federer is forced to withdraw from the final in London through injury