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
  • 1930 8th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 6-0 in Annapolis

Sport awardGolf Major

1936 19th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pinehurst CC Pinehurst, North Carolina

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
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 16th modern Olympic games opens in Melbourne

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 awardGolf Tournament

1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1965 Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

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 69th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 26-23
  • 1981 31st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1986 Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1986 Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • 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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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 86th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 26-24
  • 1998 48th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • 2003 5th Rugby World Cup: England beats Australia 20-17 at Sydney
  • 2003 68th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-23 in Auburn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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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