Events in Sport on November 23

  • 1892 Pierre de Coubertin launches plan for modern Olympic Games
  • 1895 4th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 48-0 in Tuscaloosa

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1904 3rd modern Olympic Games closes in St Louis, the 1st held in the U.S.
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  • 1943 Philadelphia Phillies owner William D Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team
  • 1946 34th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 28-6

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1947 Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • 1960 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1962 Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL's MVP
  • 1965 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB)
  • 1966 Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • 1968 Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
  • 1971 Danny Murtaugh, manager of MLB world champions Pittsburgh Pirates, announces his retirement
  • 1975 63rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 9-8
  • 1975 Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
  • 1975 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Greater Ft Myers Golf Classic
  • 1980 68th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
  • 1982 NY Islanders & Minn North Stars play to an 8-8 tie
  • 1984 Limited-over international cricket debut for Wasim Akram for Pakistan, v New Zealand
  • 1984 Test Cricket debuts of Australians David Boon aged 23 & Bob Holland aged 38 (v WI)
  • 1988 Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal
  • 1988 Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract

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1989 The "Bounty Bowl": Philadelphia Eagles defeat Dallas Cowboys 27-0 at Thanksgiving in an ill-tempered game, after which Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of placing bounties on players

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 1990 Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak v WI), scores 0 & 0

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1991 Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1991 Martin Lopez-Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:56.57)
  • 1991 Sacramento Kings ends NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games
  • 1991 Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season & 15,031 for career
  • 1996 61st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 24-23 in Birmingham
  • 1997 Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship

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1997 Jana Novotná (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Championship

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • 2001 53rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • 2002 67th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-7 in Tuscaloosa
  • 2008 97th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Mar del Plata (3-1)
  • 2008 96th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Montreal Alouettes, 22-14

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2013 Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title

  • 2014 A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan
  • 2014 Magnus Carlsen defends his World Chess Championship title after defeating Vishy Anand
  • 2014 103rd Davis Cup: Switzerland beats France in Lille (3-1), winning the Davis Cup for the first time

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2014 65th Formula One WDC: Lewis Hamilton wins by 67 points

Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula One Driver
Lewis Hamilton

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2015 Lydia Ko (18) of New Zealand wins women's LPGA Player of the Year and retains the Race to the CME Globe title worth $1 million

Golfer Lydia Ko
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Lydia Ko
  • 2017 Brazilian footballer Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for rape in Italy