Events in Sport on November 26

  • 1905 1st Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Melbourne: Rodney Heath beats Albert Curtis 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
  • 1910 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: University of Toronto Blues retain title; beat Hamilton Tigers, 16-7
  • 1917 NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands
  • 1927 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Balmy Beach defeat Hamilton Tigers, 9-6 for their first of 2 Championships

Sports History

1941 Amateur American tennis stars Bobby Riggs and Frank Kovacs turn professional after being suspended by the US Lawn Tennis Association for undisclosed financial gain

  • 1949 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Montreal Alouettes beat Calgary Stampeders, 28-15 for their first Championship

Sports History

1954 Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba

  • 1955 20th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 26-0 in Birmingham
  • 1955 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Edmonton Eskimos retain Championship with 34-19 win over Montreal Alouettes
  • 1956 American weightlifter Charles Vinci wins bantamweight gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics with world-record 3-lift (snatch, clean & jerk, overhead press) total of 342.5 kilograms
  • 1956 Australian sprinter Betty Cuthbert wins the coveted 100m gold medal in 11.5 at the Melbourne Olympics; takes sprint double winning 200m final four days later
  • 1956 Egil Danielsen of Norway sets a new world record throw of 85.71m to win the men's javelin gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics
  • 1956 USSR coxless pairs scull rower Viktor Ivanov wins Olympic silver medal; in his excitement he drops his medal, it sinks in Lake Wendouree (Victoria, Australia) and is later recovered by a local teenager
  • 1960 25th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 3-0 in Birmingham
  • 1960 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6 for their 5th Championship
  • 1960 Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins
  • 1961 Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball
  • 1963 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)

Sports History

1963 Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year

  • 1964 29th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-14 in Birmingham
  • 1965 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1966 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Saskatchewan Roughriders win their first Championship; defeat Ottawa, 29-14
  • 1969 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
  • 1972 NFL NY Giant placekicker Péte Gogolák scores team record 8 PAT (points after touchdown) in 62-10 win over Philadelphia Eagles at Yankee Stadium, NYC
  • 1974 Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut v India
  • 1975 Boston Red Sox center fielder Fred Lynn becomes the first rookie ever to be named American League MVP
  • 1977 42nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 48-21 in Birmingham
  • 1978 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos first of 5 straight titles; beat Montreal Alouettes, 20-13
  • 1979 Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years

Sports History

1980 Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP

  • 1982 Clyde King named New York Yankee manager

Sports History

1984 After 518 goals & 14 years with Montreal Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires abruptly

  • 1984 John W Mercom Jr announces New Orleans Saints are up for sale for $75 million

Sports History

1984 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain

  • 1989 CFL Grey Cup, SkyDome, Toronto: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40 on Dave Ridgway's field goal winner was known as 'The Kick'
  • 1990 Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
  • 1992 57th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-0 in Birmingham
  • 1995 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)

NFL Record

1995 Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass

Federation Cup

1995 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Valencia, Spain: Conchita Martínez beats American Mary Joe Fernández 6-3, 6-4 to give Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-2) and their 4th title

  • 1996 Baseball owners approve interleague play, 26-4
  • 1997 Wash Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5

NHL Record

1999 Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal

  • 2000 CFL Grey Cup, McMahon Stadium, Calgary: BC Lions defeat Montreal Alouettes, 28-26; Lions, first team ever to finish with regular season record below .500 and win Grey Cup
  • 2006 The last international rugby match before demolition of Dublin's famous Lansdowne Road Stadium is Ireland's 61-17 win over the Pacific Islanders
  • 2010 75th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-27 in Tuscaloosa
  • 2011 76th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 42-14 in Auburn

Sports History

2017 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton finishes 2nd in season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit to claim his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship; wins title by 46 points from Sebastian Vettel

  • 2017 CFL Grey Cup, TD Place Stadium, Ottawa: Toronto Argonauts win 17th Championship with 27-24 victory over Calgary Stampede
  • 2018 Australian surfer Stephanie Gilmore is handed her record equalling 7th world title as American contender Lakey Peterson is a shock 2nd round elimination at the season-ending Maui Pro in Hawaii