Events in Sport on November 30

  • 1872 First international soccer game, Scotland draws with England (0-0) in Glasgow
  • 1893 2nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 40-16 in Montgomery

Sports History

1908 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Melbourne, Australia: Anthony Wilding representing Australasia beats American Fred Alexander 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to give defending champions a 3-2 victory

  • 1912 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Alerts win their only title; beat Toronto Argonauts, 11-4
  • 1912 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Melbourne, Australia: James Cecil Parke beats Rodney Heaths 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to give British Isles 3-2 victory over defending champions Australasia
  • 1924 National Football League Championship: Cleveland Bulldogs (7-1-1) [formerly Canton] win first past the post title

Sports History

1928 Australian cricket legend Don Bradman makes an inauspicious Test debut; scores 18 & 1 vs England in 1st Test in Brisbane; dropped to 12th man for 2nd Test

  • 1929 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Tigers take their 4th title; beat Regina Roughriders, 14-3
  • 1937 3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB)
  • 1940 CFL Grey Cup (Game 1), Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Ottawa beats Toronto Balmy Beach, 8-2

Sports History

1942 Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system

  • 1946 Bradman scores 187 in 1st Test Cricket v England at the Gabba
  • 1946 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts claim 7th Championship and retain title with 28-6 win over Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 1948 Baseball's Negro National League disbands

Sports History

1952 Jackie Robinson accuses the NY Yankees of racial bias on national television

  • 1954 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)

Boxing Title Fight

1956 At 21 years, 10 months, 3 weeks, 5 days Floyd Patterson becomes youngest world heavyweight boxing champion; KOs Archie Moore in 5th round in Chicago; first Olympic gold medalist to win a professional heavyweight title

  • 1956 Australian Betty Cuthbert takes Olympic sprint double when she runs OR equalling 23.4s to win the 200m gold medal at the Melbourne Games; beats Christa Stubnick in repeat of 100m final 4 days earlier
  • 1956 Gert Fredriksson of Sweden wins his 2nd straight K-1 10,000m canoeing gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics; last time event held in the Summer Olympics; also wins 3rd consecutive K-1 1,000m gold
  • 1956 Jon Henricks swims world record 55.4 to win the men's 100m at the Melbourne Olympics; rare Australian 1-2-3 with John Devitt and Gary Chapman taking the minor medals
  • 1956 Milt Campbell sets Olympic record total of 7,937 points to upset fellow American and world record holder Rafer Johnson, and win the decathlon gold medal at the Melbourne Games
  • 1957 22nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 40-0 in Birmingham
  • 1957 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Tiger-Cats take out their 2nd title; beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 32-7

Sports History

1959 1960 NFL Draft: Billy Cannon from LSU first pick by Los Angeles Rams

  • 1959 Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL
  • 1961 Billy Williams of the Cubs is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1963 28th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-8 in Birmingham, Auburn's first points in the series in five years
  • 1963 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat BC Lions, 21-10; features controversial sequence involving American players Angelo Mosca and Willie Fleming
  • 1968 33rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 24-16 in Birmingham
  • 1968 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21; MVP Vic Washington's 79-yard TD run remains a Grey Cup record
  • 1969 CFL Grey Cup, Autostade, Montreal: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Saskatchewan Roughriders, 29-11; first Grey Cup game played in its entirety on a Sunday

Television Premiere

1971 Emmy and Peabody Award-winning TV movie "Brian's Song", about the friendship of Chicago Bears football teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers (based on Sayers' autobiography) premieres on ABC, starring James Caan and Billie Dee Williams

  • 1974 20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks)
  • 1976 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)

Sports History

1981 NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award

  • 1983 Denver Nuggets coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record
  • 1985 50th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 25-23 in Birmingham

Sports History

1986 American-based Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl is first player to make over $10 million in career earnings

  • 1986 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 39-15; Al Bruno's 2nd Grey Cup win, 1st as head coach, also as a player with 1952 Toronto Argonauts

Sports History

1988 NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase

  • 1991 56th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 13-6 in Birmingham
  • 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou, China: Michelle Akers scores twice as US beats Norway, 2-1

Sports History

1992 David Boon's 14th Test Cricket century, 111 v WI at Brisbane

  • 1993 NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 1996 South African cricket opening batsman Gary Kirsten follows his 1st innings 102 with 133 in the Proteas' 329 run 2nd Test win v India in Kolkata
  • 1997 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • 2003 92nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Melbourne (3-1)

Sports History

2005 The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks

  • 2013 14th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 34-2
  • 2013 78th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 34-28 in Auburn
  • 2014 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Calgary Stampeders beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 20-16 for their 7th Championship

Sports History

2015 NBA star Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) announces his intention to retire at the end of the season

  • 2019 83rd Iron Bowl: #16 Auburn beats #5 Alabama, 48-45
  • 2019 Australian cricket batsman David Warner smashes 335 not out in the 2nd Test against Pakistan; second-highest Test score by an Australian (Matt Hayden 380); highest Test score at Adelaide Oval
  • 2019 On the way to 36 in 2nd Test v Pakistan, Australian cricket batsman Steve Smith overtakes Don Bradman’s run-tally of 6,996 Test runs; becomes fastest batsman to 7000, in terms of innings (126)