Events in Sport for Year 1939

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Months in Year 1939: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

Results 1 - 81 of 81

Jan 2nd - Bradman scores 107 SA v Victoria, his 4th consecutive century
Jan 10th - Bradman hits 186 SA v Qld before Christ catches him at short-leg
Jan 15th - 1st NFL Pro Bowl, NY Giants beat All Stars 13-10 in Wrigley Field
Jan 18th - SA wicketkeeper Bradman gets his 6th straight ton, 135* v NSW
Jan 25th - Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for Heavyweight boxing title
Jan 28th - 32nd Women's Australian Championships: Emily Hood Westacott beats Nell Hall Hopman (6-1, 6-2)
Jan 28th - 32nd Men's Australian Championships: John Bromwich beats Adrian Quist (6-4, 6-1, 6-3)
Feb 17th - Katwijk soccer team forms
Mar 16th - NHL record 10 goals in 1 period-NY Rangers (7), NY Americans (3) & a record 26 points in the 3rd period
Mar 24th - 98th Grand National: Tim Hyde aboard Workman wins
Mar 27th - 1st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: U of Oregon beats OH State 46-33
Mar 28th - Renaissance Big 5 win 1st pro basketball championship
Apr 2nd - 6th Golf Masters Championship: Ralph Guldahl wins, shooting a 279
Apr 8th - ACV soccer team forms in Axes
Apr 16th - Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
Apr 17th - Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for Heavyweight boxing title
Apr 19th - 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown of RI in 2:28:51.8
Apr 20th - Ted Williams' 1st hit (off of Yankee Red Ruffing) a double
Apr 23rd - Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig May 2nd - Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2
May 6th - 65th Kentucky Derby: James Stout aboard Johnstown wins in 2:03.4
May 13th - 65th Preakness: George Seabo aboard Challedon wins in 1:59.8
May 17th - 1st sports telecast-Columbia vs Princeton-college baseball
May 25th - Carl Storck becomes 2nd NFL president
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Wilbur Shaw wins in 4:20:47.412 (185.131 km/h)
Jun 1st - 1st boxing match to be televised, Lon Nova defeats Max Baer
Jun 1st - 1st night game at Phil's Shribe Park (Pirates 5, Phillies 2)
Jun 3rd - 71st Belmont: James Stout riding Johnstown wins in 2:29.6
Jun 6th - NY Giants beat Reds 17-3, with 5 HRs in 4th inning
Jun 7th - Cleve Indians sets AL record of 16 inning game without striking out, however lose game 5-4 to NY Yankees
Jun 12th - 43rd US Golf Open: Byron Nelson shoots a 284 at Phila CC in Phila
Jun 12th - Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown NY
Jun 17th - 44th Men's French Championships: Don McNeill beats Bobby Riggs (7-5, 6-0, 6-3)
Jun 17th - 44th Women's French Championships: Simonne Mathieu beats Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (6-3, 8-6)
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby RiggsTennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs Jun 21st - NY Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Jun 23rd - Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to become wrestling champ
Jun 27th - Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings
Jun 27th - Headley scores a cricket century in each innings v England at Lord's
Jun 28th - Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for Heavyweight boxing title
Jul 3rd - Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech
Jul 4th - Red Sox Jim Tabor hits 2 grand slams in 1 game
Jul 4th - Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day
Jul 7th - 52nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Kay Stammers (62 60)
Jul 7th - 74th British Golf Open: Dick Burton shoots a 290 at St Andrews
Jul 8th - 59th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats E Cooke (2-6 8-6 3-6 6-3 6-2)
Jul 9th - A meeting of 6,000 Indians, held at the Indian Sports Ground in Johannesburg South Africa, launch the Passive Resistance Campaign against apartheid and racial policy in South Africa
Jul 11th - 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York NY Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees
Jul 17th - 22nd PGA Championship: Henry Picard at Pomonok CC Flushing NY
Jul 25th - NY Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win
Tennis Champion Alice MarbleTennis Champion Alice Marble Jul 30th - Belgium Sylvere Maes wins 33rd Tour de France
Aug 14th - 1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2)
Aug 15th - First night game at baseball's Comiskey Park, Sox beat Browns 5-2
Aug 26th - 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY)
Aug 30th - 6th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 9, All-Stars 0 (81,456)
Aug 30th - NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph)
Sep 1st - Last day of 1st-class cricket in England for 6 years
Sep 3rd - Yanks beat Red Sox on a forfeit, their 4th forfeit win
Sep 5th - 34th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Haverford (3-2)
Sep 8th - Indians Bob Feller, 20, is youngest pitcher to win 20 games
Sep 8th - Yanks beat Red Sox 4-1 in 7, game called because of lightning
Sep 16th - 53rd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (6-0 8-10 6-4)
Sep 16th - 59th US Mens Tennis: Robert L Riggs beats S Welby van Horn (64 62 64)
Sep 16th - NY Yankees clinch their 11th & 4th successive pennant
Sep 17th - 59th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bobby Riggs beats Welby van Horn (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)
Sep 20th - Joe Louis KOs Bob Pastor in 11 for Heavyweight boxing title
Sep 23rd - Cookie Lavagetto goes 6 for 6-Dodgers get 27 hits & beat Phillies 22-4
Sep 27th - White Sox host 1st "day-night" doubleheader, lose to Cleve, 5-2 & 7-5
Sep 30th - 1st televised College Football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)
Sep 30th - White Sox reliever Clint Brown sets record of 61st relief appearance
Oct 8th - NY Yankees sweep Reds in 36th World Series, 4th straight WS win
Oct 22nd - 1st TV NFL game-Eagles vs Dodgers
Baseball Player Joe DiMaggioBaseball Player Joe DiMaggio Oct 24th - Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up
Oct 29th - NHL Babe Seibert Memorial Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3
Nov 4th - 1940 Olympics awarded to Helsinki, Finland
Dec 7th - Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
Dec 9th - 27th Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7
Dec 9th - 1940 NFL Draft: George Cafego from University of Tennessee first pick by Chicago Cardinals
Dec 10th - Green Bay Packers win NFL Championship, beat NY Giants 27-0
Dec 16th - Bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes
Dec 22nd - Bradman scores 138 in South Australia's 7-821 v Queensland
Dec 30th - Bradman scores 267 SA v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century

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