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

Events 1 - 80 of 80

Jan 1st - 25th Rose Bowl: #7 Southern California beats #3 Duke, 7-3
Jan 2nd - 5th Sugar Bowl: #1 TCU beats #6 Carnegie Tech, 15-7
Jan 2nd - 5th Orange Bowl: #2 Tennessee beats #4 Oklahoma, 17-0
Jan 15th - 1st NFL pro bowl, NY Giants beat All Stars 13-10 in Wrigley Field
Jan 24th - Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame
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
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis Apr 2nd - 6th Masters Golf Tournament: 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
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 - 64th 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
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig 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)
Jun 21st - NY Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko NagurskiHall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski Jun 23rd - Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to win National Wrestling Ass. World Heavyweight title
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
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby RiggsTennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs 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
Jul 30th - 33rd Tour de France won by Sylvere Maes of Belgium
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 - 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)
Tennis Champion Alice MarbleTennis Champion Alice Marble Sep 17th - 53rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Helen Jacobs (6-0, 8-10, 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
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
Baseball Player Joe DiMaggioBaseball Player Joe DiMaggio Dec 6th - 5th Heisman Trophy Award: Nile Kinnick, Iowa (HB)
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 30th - Bradman scores 267 SA v Vic, world record 34th double cricket century

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