This Day in Sports History: 11/30

  • 1872 – Scotland and England play to a scoreless draw in the first international soccer match.

  • 1893 – Auburn beats Alabama 40-16 in the second Iron Bowl.

  • 1937 – Yale running back Clint Frank wins the third Heisman Trophy.

  • 1956 – At 21 years old, Floyd Patterson becomes the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history (a mark that’s since been broken) by knocking out Archie Moore in their bought at Chicago Stadium.

  • 1961 – Cubs outfielder Billy Williams is named NL Rookie of the Year.

  • 1963 – Alabama beats Auburn 10-8 in the 28th Iron Bowl. It’s the first time Auburn has scored points in the series in five years.

  • 1971 – ABC airs the movie “Brian’s Song” which was about the friendship between Bears players Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo and Piccolo’s battle against cancer.

  • 1974 – USC scores 49 unanswered points in the second half to defeat Notre Dame 55-24.

  • 1987 – Bo Jackson sets a Raiders record by rushing for 221 yards in a game against the Seahawks. The game is also known for Jackson famously running over Seattle linebacker Brian Bosworth for a TD.

  • 1990 – Larry Bird scores his 20,000th career point, becoming the fifth player in NBA history with 20,000 points; 5,000 rebounds & 5,000 assists in a career.

  • 1991 – The US defeats Norway 2-1 in the first Women’s World Cup championship.

  • 1993 – The NFL announces a 30th franchise will join the league – the Jacksonville Jaguars.

  • 1996 – Michael Jordan becomes the 10th player in NBA history to score 25,000 career points. Only Wilt Chamberlain reached the mark faster.

  • 2005 – The Boston Bruins trade their captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks.

  • 2015 – Kobe Bryant announces he will retire at the end of the season.

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