Events in Sport on November 20

  • 1866 Pierre Lallement patents rotary crank bicycle
  • 1902 Geo Lefevre and Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race
  • 1915 7th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Toronto Rowing, 13-7
  • 1928 Boston Gardens opens, Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0

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1934 Eiji Sawamura, 17, gives up 1 hit, Lou Gehrig's HR, US beats Japan 1-0

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1934 Toronto Maple Leaf Harvey Jackson is 1st to score 4 goals in a period
  • 1942 NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over
  • 1952 Cubs slugger 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 World Championship of Drivers title by 9 points from Bruce McLaren of New Zealand

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1962 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 3rd time

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1966 Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times
  • 1967 Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year
  • 1969 Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut v Australia Kanpur

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

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend

  • 1969 SF Giant Willie McCovey edges Tom Seaver as NL MVP
  • 1971 21st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty 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

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • 1977 27th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
  • 1981 Russian Anatoly Karpov retains world chess championship
  • 1983 Cleveland Browns shutout Patriots 30-0
  • 1983 NY Giants Butch Woolfolk ties NFL record of 43 attempts rushing
  • 1983 33rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Allison wins
  • 1984 Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1985 NY Yankee Don Mattingly easily wins AL MVP
  • 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
  • 1988 38th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Elliott wins
  • 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
  • 1989 Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Robin Yount wins AL MVP

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1990 Oakland's Rickey Henderson wins AL MVP

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

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • 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 64th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-17 in Auburn
  • 1999 11th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 31-29 in South Bend
  • 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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2006 Moises Alou signs a one year-contract with the New York Mets worth $7.5 million

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • 2006 58th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
  • 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