On This Day

Events in Sport on November 7

  • 1933 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
  • 1942 Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world hour record 45.798km in Vigorelli, Milan, Italy
  • 1943 Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL
  • 1954 Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3
  • 1957 Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year

Sport awardRyder Cup

1959 Ryder Cup Golf, Eldorado GC: Sam Snead leads US to comprehensive 8½-3½ win

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1962 Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie

NHL Goalie Glenn Hall
NHL Goalie
Glenn Hall
  • 1963 New York Yankee Elston Howard is 1st african American ever voted AL MVP
  • 1964 NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966
  • 1970 Argentine boxer Carlos Monzon upsets defending champion Nino Benvenuti of Italy in 12th round KO in Rome to win WBC, WBA middleweight titles
  • 1974 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
  • 1978 Boston Red Sox Jim Rice wins AL MVP
  • 1987 3rd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 32-25 in South Bend
  • 1988 MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
  • 1989 Balt's Gregg Olson is 1st relief pitcher to win AL Rookie of Year
  • 1991 1st NBA game in Delta City, Utah Jazz beats Seattle 103-95

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1992 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
  • 1992 4th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 54-7 in South Bend

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to claim his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship by 26 points from Ayrton Senna; Prost announces his retirement from F1 racing

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • 1996 Ex-NFL running back and Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times in his hometown of Camden, New Jersey; recovers
  • 1996 Wasim Jaffer gets 314* in 2nd cricket FC game for Mumbai v Saurashtra
  • 1998 10th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-26 in Chestnut Hill
  • 1998 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Awesome Again, Answer Lively, Escena, Buck's Boy, Da Hoss, Silverbulletday, Reraise
  • 2009 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Pounced, California Flag, Dancing In Silks, Vale of York, Goldikova, Furthest Land, Conduit, Zenyatta
  • 2010 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, San Diego, California: Flavia Pennetta of Italy beats American CoCo Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-2 to wrap up a 3-1 win and 3rd title for the Italians
  • 2017 South Korean golfer Park Sung-hyun becomes the first LPGA rookie to be ranked no. 1
  • 2017 Melbourne Cup: Joseph O’Brien at 24 is the youngest trainer to win with Rekindling jockeyed by Corey Brown
  • 2018 For second straight year France wins Six Nations Rugby Championship on points difference from Ireland, with a final round 46-19 win over Scotland at Stade de France, Saint Denis; Ireland again takes Triple Crown