Events in Sport on November 16

  • 1907 12th Iron Bowl: Auburn and Alabama tie 6-6 in Birmingham
  • 1909 Dutch football club FC Eindhoven is founded in southern part of the city; Eredivisie 1954; KNVB Cup 1937
  • 1924 Cleveland Bulldogs lose, 12-7 to Frankford Yellow Jackets at Dunn Field; ends 31-game undefeated streak; NFL and major-league football record
  • 1926 New York Rangers ice hockey club first game; beat Montreal Maroons, 1-0 at Madison Square Garden, NYC

NBA Record

1957 Boson Celtics' center Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds as Boston beats Philadelphia Warriors, 111-89 at Boston Gardens

  • 1957 University of Oklahoma Football NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing 7-0 to Notre Dame at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • 1959 Boston business executive Billy Sullivan is awarded eighth and final franchise of developing American Football League (AFL); later branded Boston Patriots

Sports History

1962 SF Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scores 73 points in 127-111 win over NY Knicks at Madison Square Garden

Sports History

1966 Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

  • 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)

Sports History

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

  • 1978 Major Indoor Soccer League holds its 1st draft
  • 1980 Tampa Bay Buccaneer QB Doug Williams throws for 486 yards
  • 1981 Dennis Lillee kicks Javed Miandad after he had waved his bat at Dennis

Sports History

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

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

Sports History

1984 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket

Sports History

1986 36th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

  • 1997 47th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins

Sports History

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

  • 1997 CFL Grey Cup, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton: heavily favoured defending champion Toronto Argonauts beat Saskatchewan Roughriders, 47-23

Sports History

2003 16-year old Lionel Messi makes his official debut for FC Barcelona when he comes on as a substitute in a friendly against Porto

  • 2003 55th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Matt Kenseth wins
  • 2003 CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Edmonton Eskimos reverse previous year result; beat Montreal Alouettes, 34-22 for 12th title

Sports History

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

  • 2008 60th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins

Sports History

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

Sports History

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

  • 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
  • 2021 Guanyu Zhou confirmed as China's first F1 driver, racing for Alfa Romeo in 2022 [1]
  • 2021 Men's roller derby team settles dispute with MLB baseball team, allowing both to use Cleveland Guardians name