November 20 in sports

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July 5, 2022

November 20 (324th day of the year or 325th in case of a leap year) in sports. November 19 in sport - November 20 in sport - November 21 in sport

Events

19th century

1887: (Athletics): creation of the Union of French Running Societies transformed two years later into the Union of French Athletic Sports Societies and disappeared in 1919 to give birth to the current specialized federations.

20th century from 1901 to 1950

1910: (Football): Palmeiras champion of the State of São Paulo (Brazil). 1920: (Athletics): creation of the French Athletics Federation.

20th century from 1951 to 2000

1974: (car rally): arrival of the Rally of Great Britain. 1982 (Triathlon): first international triathlon in Nice

21st century

2015 (Weightlifting): Start of the 82nd edition of the World Weightlifting Championships, which runs until November 28, 2015 in Houston, United States. 2016 (Tennis / Masters): at the 2016 edition of the Masters which takes place in London, victory for the Scotsman Andy Murray by beating the Serbian Novak Djokovic (6-3, 6-4). On the doubles, it is the pair Henri Kontinen-John Peers who wins against the duo Raven Klaasen-Rajeev Ram

Births

19th century

1866: Kenesaw Mountain Landis, American baseball executive. Commissioner of the LMB from 1920 to 1944. († 25 November 1944). 1873: Paul Bablot, French racing driver. († December 23, 1932). 1880: Walter Brack, German swimmer. Olympic champion in the 100-yard backstroke and silver medalist in the 440-yard breaststroke at the 1904 Saint-Louis Games. († July 19, 1919). 1885: George Holley, English footballer. (10 selections in the national team). († August 27, 1942). 1886: Robert Hunter, American golfer. Olympic team champion at the 1904 Saint-Louis Games. († March 28, 1971).

20th century from 1901 to 1950

1902: Gianpiero Combi, Italian footballer. Bronze medalist at the Amsterdam Games in 1928. Football world champion in 1934. Coach of the Italian team from 1950 to 1952. (47 caps for the national team). († August 12, 1956). 1908: Jenő Vincze, Hungarian footballer then coach. (25 selections in the national team). (†? 1988). 1911: Paul Zielinski, German footballer. (15 caps for the national team). († February 20, 1966). 1917: Bobby Locke, South African golfer. Winner of the British Open 1949, 1950, 1952 and 1957. († March 9, 1987). 1935: Pierre Bedelian, French footballer. 1945: Rick Monday, American baseball player. 1946: Bob Murdoch, ice hockey player then Canadian coach. 1948: Claude Dourthe, French rugby union player. Winner of the Five Nations Tournament in 1967, 1968 and 1973 (33 selections for the French team). Gunnar Nilsson, Swedish F1 and endurance driver. († October 20, 1978).

20th century from 1951 to 2000

1952: John Van Boxmeer, ice hockey player then Canadian coach. 1957: Stefan Bellof, German F1 driver. († September 1, 1985). 1965:. Jimmy Vasser, American racing driver. 1968: Jeff Tarango, American tennis player. 1970: Stéphane Houdet, French disabled tennis player. Olympic champion in doubles at the 2008 Beijing Games, silver medalist in singles and bronze in doubles at the London 2012 Games then Olympic champion in doubles at the Rio 2016 Games. Winner of the Roland Garros tournaments in 2012 and 2013 then the US Open 2013 and 2017. 1972: Jérôme Alonzo, footballer then French TV consultant. Yanick Dupré, Canadian ice hockey player. († August 16, 1997). Corinne Niogret, French biathlete. Olympic champion in the 4×7.5 km relay at the Albertville Games in 1992 then bronze medalist in the 4×7.5 km relay at the Lillehammer Games in 1994. Team biathlon world champion in 1993, biathlon world champion in the 15 km individual