Events in Sport on November 24

  • 1897 Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union forms in Kingston
  • 1934 CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia Imperials win their first Championship with a 20-12 win over Regina Roughriders
  • 1938 National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball
  • 1949 Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs
  • 1951 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Ottawa Rough Riders claim their 4th Championship with 21-14 win over Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • 1953 Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954
  • 1956 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos make it 3rd consecutive Championships; defeat Montreal Alouettes for 3rd straight year, 50-27
  • 1956 Americans go 1-2 in the men's 100m final at the Melbourne Olympics; Bobby Morrow and Thane Baker both record hand-timed 10.50s but automatic timing gives gold medal to Morrow
  • 1956 Glenn Davis leads an American trifecta in the men's 400m hurdles at the Melbourne Olympics; hurdles Olympic record equalling 50.1s to beat team mates Eddie Southern and Joshua Culbreath

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1957 Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1960 Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1964 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
  • 1964 Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP
  • 1970 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
  • 1971 Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1974 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Montreal Alouettes defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7 on a slick, wet field

  • 1974 24th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • 1976 NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak
  • 1979 Kings' Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders

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1982 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1983 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson for the West Indies vs India in Bombay
  • 1985 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: BC Lions defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24; final CFL game played with 25-yard long endzone
  • 1986 Wrestler John Tatum charged with possession of marijuana

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1989 Sachin Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty aged 16 years 214 days, a record

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar

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1991 CFL Grey Cup, Winnipeg Stadium: Toronto Argonauts defeat Calgary Stampeders, 36-21; Argos under new ownership of LA Kings owner Bruce McNall, hockey player Wayne Gretzky and actor John Candy

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • 1991 After going 12-0, Washington Redskins lose to Dallas 24-21

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1991 Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning prize money of $2,457,758 in a year

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • 1991 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 6–0 to win her 2nd straight WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1996 CFL Grey Cup, Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton: MVP Doug Flutie leads Toronto Argonauts to 13th title; beat Edmonton Eskimos, 43-37
  • 1996 Karrie Webb wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
  • 1996 Mashonaland defeat Matabeleland to win the Logan Cricket Cup
  • 1996 Mohammad Wasim scores 109 on Test Cricket debut, Pakistan v NZ Lahore
  • 1996 Rookie Karrie Webb wins LPGA Tour Championship

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1996 German tennis star Steffi Graf retains her WTA Tour Championship with a 6–3, 4–6, 6–0, 4–6, 6–0 win over Martina Hingis at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis

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1996 American Pete Sampras wins his 3rd ATP Tour World Championship tennis titles with a classic 3–6, 7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4 victory over defending champion Boris Becker in Hanover, Germany

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • 2002 CFL Grey Cup, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton: Montreal Alouettes beat Edmonton Eskimos, 25-16; Don Matthews' 5th Grey Cup title as a head coach
  • 2007 72nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-10 in Auburn
  • 2012 The continued NHL lockout results in all games to December 14 being cancelled
  • 2012 77th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 49-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • 2013 CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Saskatchewan Roughriders win 4th title; defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 45-23; Roughriders running back Kory Sheets MVP, sets Grey Cup record rushing for 197 yards with 2 TDs

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2013 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix; his record 9th straight GP victory; record equalling 13th consecutive GP win; 4th straight World Drivers Championship

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • 2018 ICC Women's Cricket T20 World Cup, Antigua: Ashleigh Gardner with 33 from 26 balls and 3 for 22 leads Australia (106/2) to 4th T20 WC; beat England (105)