Events in Sport on November 28

  • 1895 America's 1st auto race organised by the "Chicago Times-Herald" Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH

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1906 Tommy Burns & Jack O'Brien fight to a draw in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1913 Heavyweight Jack Johnson KOs Andre Spaul in Paris
  • 1914 10th Australasian Championships: Arthur O'Hara Wood beats Gerald Patterson (6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1)

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1925 NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses & dies 4 months later of TB

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • 1929 Ernie Nevers scores all 40 pts for Chic Cards vs Bears (NFL record)

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1931 Bradman scores 226, the 1st Test Cricket century at Gabba, v South Africa

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1938 4th Heisman Trophy Award: Davey O'Brien, Texas Christian (QB)
  • 1945 Australian Services draw second Victory Test Cricket v India at Calcutta
  • 1950 Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager
  • 1953 41st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 12-6
  • 1953 18th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-7 in Birmingham
  • 1954 Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 80-yard punt
  • 1955 1956 NFL Draft: Gary Glick from University of Colorado A&M first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 1957 Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award
  • 1958 George "Punch" Imlach becomes coach of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 1958 Test Cricket debut for Wes Hall, v India at Bombay
  • 1959 47th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 21-7
  • 1959 24th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-0 in Birmingham, breaking a streak of five consecutive victories by Auburn in the series
  • 1964 52nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24
  • 1964 1965 NFL Draft: Tucker Frederickson from Auburn University first pick by New York Giants

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1967 33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (QB)
  • 1970 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
  • 1970 35th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 33-28 in Birmingham
  • 1971 59th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-11
  • 1972 LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels
  • 1975 Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane

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1975 Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1976 64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
  • 1978 44th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB)

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1978 Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson after 9 years

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1981 Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Almos Alonzo Stagg, becomes college football's winningest coach
  • 1981 46th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-17 in Birmingham
  • 1982 70th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 32-16
  • 1982 71st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Grenoble (4-1)

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1989 Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1989 Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary
  • 1993 81st CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 33-23
  • 1999 87th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Calgary Stampeders, 32-21
  • 2010 98th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Saskatchewan Roughriders, 21-18