Events in Sport on November 5

  • 1886 British Open 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

Sport awardGolf Major

1927 PGA Championship, Cedar Crest CC: Walter Hagan beats Joe Turnesa 1-up to win his 4th straight PGA title

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record

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1954 Montreal Canadien center Jean BĂ©liveau 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

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • 1957 Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket
  • 1959 AFL announced with 8 teams
  • 1966 Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained
  • 1967 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24
  • 1968 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)
  • 1971 NBA's LA Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak
  • 1977 NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young)

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

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 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 in 2:25:30
  • 1989 20th NYC Marathon won by Juma Ikangaa in 2:08:01
  • 1989 Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1989 US plays El Salvador in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1989 French McLaren driver Alain Prost withdraws early in wet Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his 3rd World Formula 1 Drivers title; wins by 16 points from team mate Ayrton Senna
  • 1992 "Revenge Match of the 20th century" Bobby Fisher defeats Boris Spassky to with Chess title 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
  • 1995 Woo-Soon Ko wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament
  • 1995 First NBA game at General Motors Place in Vancouver; Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-98 in OT

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

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 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 Shalane Flanagan becomes the first American woman to win the New York marathon for 40 years