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  • Jan 2 14th Rose Bowl: Stanford beats Pittsburgh, 7-6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 30 Bradman scores 134 not out (225 mins, 13 fours) NSW v Vic

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 30 21st Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Esna Boyd (7-5, 6-2)
  • Jan 30 21st Men's Australian Championships: Jean Borotra beats Ronald Cummings (6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3)
  • Feb 11 2nd Winter Olympic games opens in St Moritz, Switzerland
  • Feb 19 2nd Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
  • Mar 11 Netherlands & Belgium tie 1-1 (soccer match in Amsterdam)
  • Mar 30 87th Grand National: Mr. William Dutton aboard Tipperary Tim wins
  • Apr 7 44-yr old NY Ranger GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game, & beats Montreal Maroons 2-1
  • Apr 9 Top-Oss soccer team forms in Oss
  • Apr 14 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Montreal Maroons, 3 games to 2
  • Apr 19 32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:37:07.8
  • May 1 Rotterdam soccer team Black White '28 forms
  • May 11 53rd Preakness: Raymond Sonny Workman aboard Victorian wins in 2:00.2

Sport awardGolf Major

May 11 63rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • May 17 9th modern Olympic games opens in Amsterdam
  • May 19 54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 5:01:33.725 (160.101 km/h)
  • May 31 Charlie Hallows scores his 1,000th run of Cricket season
  • Jun 4 33rd Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Rene Lacoste (5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jun 4 33rd Women's French Championships: Helen Wills beats Eileen Bennett (6-1, 6-2)
  • Jun 9 60th Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Vito wins in 2:33.2

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 12 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 15 Ty Cobb, 41, steals home for 50th & final time

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jun 24 32nd US Golf Open: Johnny Farrell shoots a 294 at Olympia Fields Ill
  • Jul 6 48th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: René Lacoste beats Henri Cochet (6-1 4-6 6-4 6-2)
  • Jul 7 41st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Lilí Álvarez (6-2 6-3)
  • Jul 7 Edward Hamm of US, sets then long jump record at 25' 11"
  • Jul 8 Phillies set record of errorless 25 inning doubleheader
  • Jul 12 1st televised tennis match
  • Jul 15 22nd Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg
  • Jul 26 Gene Tunney TKOs Tom Heeney in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 28 9th Olympic Games open in Amsterdam
  • Jul 29 Cleve Indians score 17 in 1st 2 inns to beat Yanks 24-6 at Dunn Field they also set a record with 24 singles in 1 game
  • Jul 29 23rd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • Jul 31 1st woman to win a track and field olympic gold medal, Halina Konopacka of Poland

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 1 Babe Ruth hits HR # 42 & is 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Aug 3 Ray Barbuti saves US team from defeat in Amsterdam Olympics track events by winning 400 m (47.8 sec)
  • Aug 11 Carl Hubbell's 1st major league victory is a 4-0 shutout of Phils
  • Aug 11 Georges Ronsse becomes world champion cyclists
  • Aug 12 9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam
  • Aug 25 Tri-City Rugby Football Union forms consisting of Moose Jaw, Regina & Winnipeg
  • Aug 27 42nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-1)
  • Sep 3 Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th & final career hit
  • Sep 9 Silvio Cator of Haiti, sets then long jump record at 26' ½"
  • Sep 11 Ty Cobb last hitting appearance, pops out against Yankees
  • Sep 15 Cards set NL record of 18 men left on base beating Phillies 8-6
  • Sep 15 Tich Freeman becomes the only bowler to take 300 wickets in an English cricket season.
  • Sep 17 Pitcher Ray Boggs hits 3 batters in 1 inning
  • Sep 17 48th U.S. Men's National Championship: Henri Cochet beats Francis Hunter (4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3)
  • Sep 18 Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928
  • Oct 1 Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium bicycled 76 miles 504 yards in 1 hour
  • Oct 4 25th World Series begins, NY Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 6 11th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Five Farms CC Baltimore

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • Oct 8 Eastern Soccer League forms in USA
  • Oct 9 NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 15 Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract to manage the Senators

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Oct 28 Bradman scores 131 NSW v Queensland, 212 mins, 14 fours
  • Nov 1 Bradman scores a century each innings (131 & 133*), NSW v Qld
  • Nov 13 Bradman scores 132* for NSW against MCC
  • Nov 20 Boston Gardens opens, Mont Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0
  • Nov 30 Test Cricket debut of Don Bradman, who scored 18 & 1 vs England
  • Dec 1 CFL Grey Cup: Ham Tigers beats Regina 30-0 at Hamilton
  • Dec 11 NL President John Heydler proposes designated hitter for pitchers
  • Dec 14 2nd Test Cricket Australia v England starts with Bradman 12th man
  • Dec 25 Christmas Day attendance at cricket MCG (Vic v NSW) Australia is 14,887
  • Dec 26 Johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming