Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on November 17:

1930 — Golfer Bobby Jones, coming off a Grand Slam year, announced his retirement from golf at age 28. (More info.)

1956 — Jim Brown of Syracuse University, tallied 43 points in a game by scoring six touchdowns and kicking seven extra-points in a 61-7 win over Colgate. (More info.)

1968 — The Oakland Raiders trailed the New York Jets, 32-29, with 1:05 to play, when the NBC-TV broadcast cut away to a broadcast of 'Heidi.' The Raiders scored twice in the final minute to win, 43-32. (More info.)

1979 — Writer Daniel Okrent mapped out the draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball, the forerunner of the fantasy sports craze. (More info.)

1991 — Offensive lineman Mike Utley of the Detroit Lions fractured two cervical vertebrae in a game against the Los Angeles Rams, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. (More info.)