1924 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 10th Rose Bowl: Washington ties Navy, 14-14
  • Jan 25 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
  • Jan 26 Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympic gold medal
  • Jan 26 17th Women's Australasian Championships: Sylvia Lance Harper beats Esna Boyd Robertson (6-3, 3-6, 8-6)
  • Jan 26 17th Men's Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Richard Schlesinger (6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3)
  • Feb 1 Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg
  • Feb 4 1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix, France
  • Feb 10 Bucky Harris at 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washington Senators)
  • Feb 25 Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3)
  • Mar 11 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games
  • Mar 20 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHL) sweep Vanc Millionaires (PCHA) in 2
  • Mar 25 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2
  • Mar 28 83rd Grand National: Bob Trudgill aboard Master Robert wins
  • Apr 10 Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
  • Apr 11 1st men's college swimming championships begin
  • Apr 19 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:29:40.2
  • Apr 27 Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
  • May 4 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
  • May 12 49th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2
  • May 17 50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Lora L. Corum/Joe Boyer wins in 5:05:23.595 (158.092 km/h)
  • Jun 6 28th US Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
  • Jun 7 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8
  • Jun 14 Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 24 59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Jun 28 Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Kitty McKane of England beats American Helen Wills 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 for her 1st of 2 Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In the first all-French final Jean Borotra beats René Lacoste 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
  • Jul 7 American Robert LeGendre sets then long jump world record at 25' 5½" in Paris, France
  • Jul 13 Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)
  • Jul 16 NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games
  • Jul 17 St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • Jul 20 18th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
  • Jul 27 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
  • Jul 29 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship
  • Aug 1 Brooklyn pitcher Dazzy Vance strikes out a MLB record 7 consecutive batters as the Robins beat Cubs, 4-0
  • Aug 2 A's 1st baseman Joe Hauser sets AL record of 14 total bases in a game from 3 HRs and a double
  • Aug 3 Dutch track cyclist Piet Moeskops wins his 4th consecutive UCI world sprint championship in Paris

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 16 38th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (6-1, 6-3)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 25 Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Sep 2 44th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-1, 9-7, 6-2)
  • Sep 10 Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
  • Sep 13 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • Sep 14 Walter Johnson selected as the American League MVP
  • Sep 20 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at French Lick CC, Indiana
  • Sep 20 Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
  • Sep 20 Cub's Grover Cleveland Alexander beats NY Giants to win 300th game
  • Oct 1 Landis bans Giants Jimmy O'Connell & Cozy Dolan from World Series after they admit an attempt to bribe Phils shortstop Heinie Sand
  • Oct 4 NY Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series
  • Oct 10 Washington Senators win their 1st World Series beat Giants in 7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 18 Harold "Red" Grange, finest collegiate football game (4 long TD runs)

NFL Legend Red Grange
NFL Legend
Red Grange
  • Oct 20 1st Negro League World Series: KC Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0
  • Oct 28 White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
  • Nov 1 1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded
  • Nov 4 California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)
  • Nov 16 Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record)
  • Nov 29 12th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeat Toronto Balmy Beach, 11-3
  • Nov 29 NHL's Montreal Forum opens
  • Dec 5 Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5
  • Dec 10 Agreement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
  • Dec 19 Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings
  • Dec 22 Babe Dye of NHL's Toronto St Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 7 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
  • Jan 25 Lou "The Toe" Groza, AAFC, NFL tackle, kicker (Cleveland Browns)
  • Feb 6 Billy Wright, English soccer player
  • Feb 8 Joe Black, baseball player
  • Feb 10 Bud (Norman) Poile, NHLer
  • Feb 19 Bruce Norris, NHL owner (Detroit Red Wings)
  • Feb 19 David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player (d. 2006)
  • Feb 27 Norman Marshall, cricketer (brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955)
  • Feb 29 Al Rosen, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and baseball executive, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Mar 9 George Haines, American swimming coach (7 x US Olympic teams), born in Huntington, Indiana (d.2006)
  • Mar 18 Madhussudan Rege, cricketer (15 runs in only Test India v WI 1948-49)

Person of interestGil Hodges

Apr 4 Gil Hodges, American MLB 1st baseman, manager (8-time All Star), born in Princeton, Indiana (d. 1972)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Apr 23 Chuck Harmon, American baseball player, born in Washington, Indiana
  • Apr 29 Al Balding, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1952), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 3 Ken Tyrrell, English race driver and founder of Tyrrell Racing, born in East Horsley, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • May 11 Jackie Milburn, English soccer star (Newcastle United)
  • May 15 Andrea Gyarmati, Hungary water polo player (Olympics, 1948-60), (d. 2013)
  • May 15 Don Kenyon, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1951-55)
  • May 18 Jack Whitaker, sportscaster (ABC, CBS), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 21 Jack Twyman, basketball player (Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • May 25 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • May 30 Norbert Schemansky, USA, middle heavyweight (Olympic gold 1952)
  • May 31 Russell Endean, cricketer (28 Tests for South Africa, handled the ball 1956)
  • Jun 8 Ian Colquhoun, New Zealand cricket wicket keeper (NZ vs England 1954-55), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2005)
  • Jun 9 Christine Goitschel, French slalom (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Jun 9 Peter Heatly, Scottish diver and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation, born in Leith, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Jun 15 Mohammed Ghazali, cricketer (Pak off-spinner wicketless in 2 Tests 54)

Person of interestGeorge Mikan

Jun 18 George Mikan, American NBA center (6-time all-pro), born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2005)

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • Jun 19 Leo Nomellini, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • Jun 24 Brian Bevan, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1991)
  • Jun 27 Bob Appleyard, English cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2015)
  • Jul 10 Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jul 11 Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
  • Jul 13 George Handy, horse trainer
  • Jul 18 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer (youngest known female Olympic Games medalist in an individual event-Olympic 1936 bronze), born in Skovshoved, Gentofte, Denmark (d. 2011)
  • Jul 28 Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)
  • Aug 1 Frank Worrell, cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain)
  • Aug 12 Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)

Person of interestJack Buck

Aug 21 Jack Buck, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 2002)

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • Aug 26 Alex Kellner, baseball player (d. 1996)
  • Aug 28 Tony MacGibbon, NZ cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's)
  • Sep 9 Nino Bibbia, Italian bobsled (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Sep 9 Rik Van Steenbergen, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • Sep 10 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player (d. 1988)

Person of interestTom Landry

Sep 11 Tom Landry, American NFL player (NY Giants) and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mission, Texas (d. 2000)

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • Sep 14 Jerry Coleman, 2nd baseman/sportscaster (NY Yankees, SD Padres), (d. 2014)
  • Sep 22 Norvel la Follette Ray Lee, lt-HW boxer (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Sep 24 Simpson Guillen, cricketer (wicket-keeper for West Indies & NZ)
  • Sep 24 Nina Bocharova, Soviet gymnast
  • Oct 3 Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter, (d. 2012)
  • Oct 8 Arkady Vorobyev, Russian middle heavyweight (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Tetyushi, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia (d. 2012)
  • Oct 11 Mal Whitfield, American Olympic athlete, born in Bay City, Texas (d. 2015)
  • Oct 17 Don Coryell, American College Football Hall of Fame/NFL coach (SD Chargers), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2010)
  • Oct 28 Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver (d. 1996)
  • Oct 30 Hannelore Weygrand, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956)
  • Nov 2 Father David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (d. 1988)
  • Nov 4 Howie Meeker, Canadian ice hockey player and politician
  • Nov 11 Rusi Modi, cricketer (strong Indian batsman in post-War years)
  • Nov 16 Mel Patton, American sprinter & Olympic champion, born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)
  • Nov 26 Jasu Patel, cricketer (Indian off-spinner, 9-69 v Aust 1959)
  • Dec 3 Roberto Mières, Argentine racing driver
  • Dec 5 Beverly Hanson, American golfer (3 LPGA major titles), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2014)
  • Dec 7 John Love, Zimbabwean Formula One driver (d. 2005)
  • Dec 12 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer
  • Dec 13 Larry Doby, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1st African-American in AL, Cleveland Indians), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 2003)
  • Dec 14 Siiri Rantanen, Finland, cross country skier (Olympic gold 1956)

Person of interestDoug Harvey

Dec 19 Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey defence player ('100 Greatest NHL Players), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1989)

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • Dec 24 Roy Miller, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1953, 23 & 0-28)
  • Dec 24 Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer
  • Dec 26 Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.
  • Dec 31 Victoria Draves, American platform/springboard diver (Olympic gold 1948)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Golfer Bobby Jones (22) weds high school sweetheart Mary Rice Malone (22) in Atlanta, Georgia

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 7 Pat Moran, manager (Cincinnati Reds), dies of Bright's Disease
  • Mar 25 John Reedman, cricketer (Test for Aust 1894, 17 & 4, 1 for 24), dies
  • Apr 16 Jack Board, cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies
  • Apr 24 George Street, English cricket wicket keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
  • May 11 Moses Walker, American baseball catcher (first African-American to play MLB), dies at 66
  • May 16 William "Candy" Cummings, American baseball player credited with creating the curveball, dies at 75
  • May 19 Billy Zulch, cricketer (South African batsman scored 2 Test centuries), dies
  • Aug 17 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies at 72
  • Sep 10 Walter Lees, cricketer (26 wkts on 5 Tests Eng v SA 1905-06), dies
  • Sep 19 Alick Bannerman, cricketer (28 Tests for Australia, 1108 runs), dies
  • Oct 5 Tom Campbell, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, ct 7 stp 1), dies