On This Day

Events in Sport on November 8

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1947 Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 South Australia v Victoria

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1950 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year

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1951 NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra

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1961 Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

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1966 Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles outfielder, selected as AL MVP,first player to win MVP in both leagues

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson

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1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1970 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
  • 1970 5th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 12-7
  • 1984 1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test
  • 1987 Cricket World Cup, Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India: David Boon scores 75 as Australia beats England by 7 runs for their first title;
  • 1988 Arco Arena in Sacramento CA opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
  • 1989 Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year

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1990 Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

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1991 Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring mark with 311th goal

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey

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1992 Nigel Mansell in a Williams crashes during the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 52 points; Mansell won record 9 GPs during the season

Auto Racer Nigel Mansell
Auto Racer
Nigel Mansell
  • 1994 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to Hous Rockets, 100-98
  • 1997 Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
  • 1997 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
  • 2008 18th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 17-0 in Chestnut Hill
  • 2009 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Reggio Calabria, Italy: Flavia Pennetta beats American Melanie Oudin 7-5, 6-2 to give the home team an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 4-0) and their 2nd title
  • 2017 Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal