Events in Sport on November 20

  • 1866 French inventor Pierre Lallement patents rotary crank bicycle

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1902 Geo Lefevre and Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race

  • 1915 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Tigers win 2nd title; beat Toronto Rowing Association, 13-7

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1928 Boston Gardens opens, Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0

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1934 17 year old pitcher Eiji Sawamura gives up just 1 hit, a Lou Gehrig HR, as US All Stars beat Japan, 1-0

  • 1934 Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Busher Jackson becomes first NHL player to score 4 goals in a period in 5-2 win over St. Louis Eagles at St. Louis Arena
  • 1942 NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over
  • 1952 Chicago Cubs slugging left fielder Hank Sauer wins NL MVP
  • 1955 Kripal Singh scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, India v NZ
  • 1955 Polly Umrigar scores India's 1st Test Cricket double century, 223 v NZ
  • 1960 Australian driver Jack Brabham finishes 4th in season-ending US Grand Prix at Riverside Raceway to retain his F1 World Drivers Championship by 9 points from Bruce McLaren of New Zealand

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1962 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 3rd time

  • 1966 Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times

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1967 Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year

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1969 Brazilian soccer icon Pele scores his 1,000th goal

  • 1969 Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut v Australia Kanpur

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1971 21st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

  • 1977 27th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
  • 1977 Steve Largent begins NFL streak of 177 consecutive game receptions

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1977 Walter Payton (Bears) rushes for NFL record 275 yards

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1981 Russian Anatoly Karpov retains world chess championship

  • 1983 33rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Allison wins
  • 1983 Cleveland Browns shutout Patriots 30-0
  • 1983 NY Giants Butch Woolfolk ties NFL record of 43 attempts rushing

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1984 Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins NL Rookie of Year

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1985 NY Yankee Don Mattingly easily wins AL MVP

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1988 38th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Elliott wins

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1988 Argentine tennis star Gabriela Sabatini beats Pam Shriver 7–5, 6–2, 6–2 to win her first WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

  • 1988 Boston College beats Army 38-24 in the 'Emerald isle Classic' at Dublin's Lansdowne Road Stadium, the first NCAA American Football game to be played in Europe
  • 1989 Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Robin Yount wins AL MVP

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1990 Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP

  • 1990 Sacramento Kings last NBA win on the road for over a year
  • 1991 Atlanta Braves Terry Pendleton wins NL MVP

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1992 Home crowd favorite Boris Becker claims his 2nd ATP Tour World Championship tennis title beating American Jim Courier 6–4, 6–3, 7–5 in the final in Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1993 58th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 22-14 in Auburn
  • 1993 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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1994 American tennis star Pete Sampras beats Boris Becker 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4 to win his second ATP Tour World Championship title in Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1994 Unseeded Argentine tennis star Gabriela Sabatini claims WTA Tour Championship with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over American Lindsay Davenport at Madison Square Garden, NYC

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1997 Flyers Eric Lindros tries to bite San Jose defenseman Marty McSorley

  • 1997 Last original Florida Marlin, Jeff Conine, traded to KC Royals
  • 1997 Mavericks' A C Green sets NBA record of 907 consecutive games played
  • 1997 NY Islanders lose, beginning a 10 game losing streak
  • 1999 11th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 31-29 in South Bend
  • 1999 64th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-17 in Auburn
  • 2000 52nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Labonte wins
  • 2004 69th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 21-13 in Tuscaloosa
  • 2005 57th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tony Stewart wins

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2005 David Nalbandian of Argentina outlasts defending champion Roger Federer 6–7, 6–7, 6–2, 6–1, 7–6 in Shanghai, China to win his only career season-ending Tennis Masters Cup title

  • 2006 58th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
  • 2011 Presidents Cup Golf, Royal Melbourne GC: Jim Furyk wins all 5 of his matches as US beats International team, 19-15
  • 2016 Jimmie Johnson driving for Hendrick Motorsports, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim record equalling 7th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series; Richard Petty & Dale Earnhardt, 7 titles

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2016 Scotsman Andy Murray breaks through for a first season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-3, 6-4 win in London over 5-time defending champion Novak Đoković

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2018 South African golfer Gary Player receives PGA recognition for his 3 Senior British Open wins (1988, 90, 97) from before event recognised as a major title (2003); takes him to 9 Senior majors