Back in Time: November 16
Boston center Bill Russell snares 32 rebounds in one half in a 111-89 Celtics' home victory over Philadelphia. Russell's one half total is an NBA record and he finished the game with 49.
Cleveland's Jim Brown sets an NFL season rushing record of 1,163 yards after only eight games.
New Orleans kicker Morton Anderson becomes only the fifth player in NFL history to reach 1,600 career points when he kicked an extra point.
U.S. President Nixon (pictured here in 1933 as a member of the Whittier College football team) becomes the first president to attend a regular season NFL game while in office. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28.
Toronto ace Roger Clemens becomes the first pitcher to win five Cy Young Awards.
Born on this Day
Burgess Meredith (1908) Mel Patton (1924) Jo Jo White (1946) Chuck Finley (1962) Zina Garrison Jackson (1963) Dwight Gooden (1964, pictured) Lawrence Dawsey (1967) Chris Haney (1968) Mike Devlin (1969) Howard Smothers (1973) Julio Lugo (1975) Oksana Baiul (1977) Osi Umenyiora (1981) Kari Lehtonen (1983)