On This Day

Events in Sport on November 5

  • 1886 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: David Brown beats fellow Scot Willie Campbell by 2 strokes
  • 1887 Ottawa College (ORFU) defeats Montreal Football Club (QRFU) 10-5 to win the Dominion championship

PGA Championship

1927 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Cedar Crest CC: Defending champion Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa 1-up to win his 4th straight PGA title

  • 1933 Chicago Bears 30 game unbeaten streak ends to Patriots (10-0)

Sports History

1940 Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Washington Senators, loses Maryland congressional race (R)

  • 1950 Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record

Sports History

1954 Montreal Canadien center Jean Béliveau scores 3 goals in 44 seconds on future Hall of Fame goaltender Terry Sawchuk in 4-2 win v Boston Bruins; 2nd fastest NHL hat trick

  • 1957 Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket
  • 1959 AFL announced with 8 teams
  • 1961 NFL St Louis Cardinals' Bill Stacy, returns 2 interceptions for TDs vs Dallas Cowboys
  • 1966 BYU quarterback Virgil Carter sets new NCAA single-game records with 513 passing yards and 599 yards of total offence in 53-33 win against Texas Western in Provo, Utah
  • 1967 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24

Sports History

1968 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)

  • 1971 NBA's LA Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak

Sports History

1976 Baltimore Orioles Jim Palmer wins AL Cy Young Award

  • 1977 NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young)

Sports History

1978 Oakland Raider's John Madden becomes 13th coach to win 100 NFL games

  • 1982 Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record)
  • 1983 NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period
  • 1988 1st NBA game at Bradley Center, Milw Bucks lose to Atlnata Hawks 94-107
  • 1988 1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to LA Clippers, 111-91
  • 1988 1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85
  • 1988 Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
  • 1988 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign
  • 1989 19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway in 2:25:30
  • 1989 20th NYC Marathon won by Juma Ikangaa in 2:08:01
  • 1989 US plays El Salvador in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup

Sports History

1989 French McLaren driver Alain Prost withdraws early in wet Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 16 points from teammate Ayrton Senna

Sports History

1992 "Revenge Match of the 20th century" American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer defeats Russian Boris Spassky to win an unofficial match in Belgrade

  • 1993 1st NBA game in Alamodome, San Antonio Spurs beat Warriors 91-85
  • 1994 Tony Rominger bicycles world record for distance covered in one hour for second time (55.291 km)
  • 1994 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Barathea, Cherokee Run, Concern, Flanders, One Dreamer, Tikkanen, Timber Country

Boxing Title Fight

1994 George Foreman (45) KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing Heavyweight championship

  • 1995 First NBA game at General Motors Place in Vancouver; Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-98 in OT

Sports History

1996 Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of the Year

  • 2010 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 1 winners: Eldaafer, More Than Real, Dubai Majesty, Awesome Feather, Shared Account, Unrivaled Belle
  • 2011 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 2 winners: Afleet Again, Wrote, Amazombie, Regally Ready, Caleb's Posse, St Nicholas Abbey, Hansen, Court Vision, Drosselmeyer
  • 2016 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Champagne Room, Queen's Trust, Drefong, Obviously, Classic Empire, Highland Reel, Finest City, Tourist, Arrogate
  • 2017 New York City Marathon: Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya wins men's race in 2:10:53, 3 seconds ahead of Wilson Kipsang; Shalane Flanagan (2:26:53) first American to win women's race since 1977
  • 2021 NFL Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rogers admits in interview he is unvaccinated and taking unapproved treatment after testing positive for COVID-19 and in isolation [1]
  • 2021 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Del Mar Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Twilight Gleaming, Echo Zulu, Pizza Bianca, Corniche, Modern Games