Events in Sport on November 6

  • 1869 1st intercollegiate football (soccer) game (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4)
  • 1934 NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0
  • 1950 Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1955 11th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Thunderbird Ranch & CC Calif
  • 1956 Netherlands and Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviet actions in the Hungarian Revolution
  • 1961 US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith (invented game of basketball - actually Canadian)
  • 1965 19th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 19-7 in Annapolis

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1974 Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award
  • 1976 Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell is 1st free-agent to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox for $1 million over 4 years

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1981 Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1983 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Sports Nippon Team Match Golf Tournament
  • 1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneer James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings
  • 1988 18th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:07
  • 1988 19th NYC Marathon won by Steve Jones in 2:08:20
  • 1988 Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1988 Steve Jones wins NY men's marathon; Grete Waitz 9th women's title
  • 1990 Braves' Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1993 Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1993 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter at Belmont
  • 1994 24th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:27:37
  • 1994 25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21
  • 1994 Woo-Soon Ko wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Golf Cup
  • 1995 Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Balt
  • 1997 SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year
  • 1999 4th Rugby World Cup: Australia beats France 35-12 in Cardiff