On This Day

Events in Sport on November 22

  • 1908 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0
  • 1910 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs

Sport awardPGA Championship

1936 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Pinehurst CC: Denny Shute wins first of his consecutive PGA titles, defeating Jimmy Thomson, 3 & 2

Golfer Denny Shute
Golfer
Denny Shute
  • 1945 Jim Benton, Cleveland end, gains 303 yards (NFL record)
  • 1950 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
  • 1956 XVI Summer Olympic Games open in Melbourne, Australia; first to be staged in Southern Hemisphere and Oceania, as well as first to be held outside Europe and North America

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1956 Bill Sharman (Boston) begins NBA free throw streak of 55 games

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman

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1957 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 2nd time

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1959 AFL's 1st draft - NY Titans choice George Izo, QB, Notre Dame
  • 1959 Boston Patriots enters AFL
  • 1961 Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1961 St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws

NBA Forward Bob Pettit
NBA Forward
Bob Pettit

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1965 In his second title defence, Muhammad Ali scores 12th-round KO of Floyd Patterson at Las Vegas Convention Center to retain his world heavyweight boxing championship

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1966 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB)
  • 1970 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Isaac wins
  • 1972 Flyers beat New York Islanders and start them on 15 game winless streak

  • 1972 Pitts Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07)
  • 1974 Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards, at Bangalore
  • 1981 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Edmonton Eskimos 4th consecutive Championship; beat Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23; final Grey Cup game for Rough Riders, fold in 1996
  • 1981 31st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1986 20 year old Mike Tyson becomes youngest heavyweight champion in history when he stops Trevor Berbick in the 2nd round to earn the WBC title at the Las Vegas Hilton

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

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1986 Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes the 13th NHLer to score 500 goals

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1987 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) ends his NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • 1987 37th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • 1989 Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minnesota Twins contract

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1991 NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • 1992 Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)

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1992 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova for the second consecutive year to win WTA Tour Championship 7–5, 6–3, 6–1 in NYC; her 3rd straight end of season title

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

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1996 O.J. Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is "absolutely not true"

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1997 62nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 18-17 in Auburn
  • 1998 CFL Grey Cup, Winnipeg Stadium: Calgary Stampeders defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26-24; future NFL 4-time Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia MVP
  • 1998 48th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins

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1998 Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis beats American Lindsay Davenport 7–5, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2 in the WTA Tour Championship final at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 2003 5th Rugby World Cup Final, Stadium Australia, Sydney: Fly-half Jonny Wilkinson lands winning drop goal in extra time as England beats Australia, 20-17
  • 2003 68th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-23 in Auburn

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2008 Patrick Roy's #33 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 2008 13th Rugby League World Cup: New Zealand beats Australia 34-20
  • 2013 Norwegian, Magnus Carlsen defeats Viswanathan Anand to win the 2013 World Chess Championship

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2014 Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona sets a new goal scoring record in La Liga of 253 goals

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi

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2015 Kyle Busch driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

NFL Head Coach and NASCAR Team Owner Joe Gibbs
NFL Head Coach and NASCAR Team Owner
Joe Gibbs

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2015 Serbian tennis star Novak Đoković makes it 4 straight season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles beating Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 in the final in London, England

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2016 'Vegas Golden Knights' is revealed as the Las Vegas NHL expansion team's name