1933 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 Bradman scores 103* against the Bodyline attack in the 2nd Test

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 2 19th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 35-0
  • Jan 17 Bradman takes his second Test wicket, Hammond, bowled
  • Jan 30 26th Women's Australian Championships: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats COral McInnes Buttsworth (6-4, 6-3)
  • Jan 30 26th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Keith Gledhill (2-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Feb 25 Major NFL rule changes (hash mark 10 yds in, posts on goal line)
  • Feb 25 Thomas Yawkey purchases Boston Red Sox
  • Mar 4 Noordwijk soccer team forms
  • Mar 24 92nd Grand National: Dudley Williams aboard Kellsboro' Jack
  • Mar 28 1st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 46-27
  • Apr 13 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • Apr 17 Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21
  • Apr 19 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:31:01.6
  • Apr 23 Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal
  • Apr 24 1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)
  • Apr 25 NY Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
  • May 6 59th Kentucky Derby: Don Meade aboard Brokers Tip wins in 2:06.8
  • May 13 58th Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Head Play wins in 2:02
  • May 18 1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair
  • May 26 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards
  • May 27 Trailing 11-3, Yanks score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:48:00.774 (167.632 km/h)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 2 FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jun 5 38th Men's French Championships: Jack Crawford beats Henri Cochet (8-6, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jun 5 38th Women's French Championships: Margaret Scriven beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 4-6, 6-4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Walter Johnson takes over as Cleveland manager

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Jun 10 37th US Golf Open: Johnny Goodman shoots a 287 at North Shore Ill
  • Jun 10 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 Lou Gehrig & Joe McCarthy thrown out of game, McCarthy suspended 3 games but Gehrig isn't, so he continues his streak at 1,249 games

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 27 4th Ryder Cup: Great Britain wins, 6½-5½ at Southport & Ainsdale, England
  • Jun 29 Primo Carnera KOs Jack Sharkey in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 30 Card's Dizzy Dean strikes out 17 Cubs to win 8-2

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 6 1st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jul 7 53rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Crawford beats E Vines (4-6 11-9 6-2 2-6 6-4)
  • Jul 8 46th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats D Round (6-4 6-8 6-3)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 8 68th British Golf Open: Denny Shute shoots a 292 at Old Course at St Andrews

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • Jul 9 Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jul 19 1st time in MLB 2 brothers on opposite teams hit homers in same game - Rick Ferrell (Red Sox) and Wes Ferrell (Cleveland Indians)
  • Jul 23 27th Tour de France won by Georges Speicher of France

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 26 Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Jul 28 NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions
  • Jul 30 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 10 47th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Helen Wills Moody (8-6, 3-6, 3-0, ret.)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Aug 13 16th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Blue Mound CC Milwaukee
  • Aug 13 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
  • Aug 17 Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game
  • Aug 23 1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton & Laurie Raiteri in London
  • Aug 26 Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)
  • Sep 1 Soccer team DVS '33 forms
  • Sep 10 53rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Fred Perry beats Jack Crawford (6-3, 11-13, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1)
  • Sep 11 Britain's Fred Perry thwarts Australian Jack Crawford's bid for a Grand Slam by defeating him at US Tennis championship
  • Sep 19 NY Giants clinch the pennant
  • Sep 20 Pittsburgh Steelers (as Pirates) play 1st NFL game, lose 23-2
  • Oct 1 Antwerp Sports arena opens
  • Oct 7 NY Giants beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in 30th World Series
  • Oct 13 Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren
  • Oct 15 Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0
  • Oct 19 Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936
  • Oct 22 Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Nov 5 Chicago Bears 30 game unbeaten streak ends to Patriots (10-0)
  • Nov 7 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
  • Nov 12 1st game at NFL Pitts Pirate's Forbes Field, lose to Bkln Dodgers 32-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 Connie Mack sells Mickey Cochrane to Det Tigers for $100,000

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Dec 3 Joe Lilliard QBs Chic Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946
  • Dec 9 21st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Sarnia Imperials, 4-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 12 Eddie Shore hits Toronto Maple Leaf star Ace Bailey from behind, fracturing his skull and ending his career

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • Dec 15 Baseball owners agree to ban Sunday doubleheaders until after June 15
  • Dec 17 B H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay
  • Dec 17 Lala Amarnath scores century on Test Cricket debut (went on to 118)
  • Dec 17 NFL starts official stats as Bears beat Giants 23-21 in champ game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 23 Howie Morenz takes over NHL career goal lead at 251

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • Dec 29 New York Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth to manage the Cincinnati Reds

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 10 Len Coldwell, English cricket player (England medium-fast bowler in 7 Tests 1962-64)
  • Jan 13 Tom B Gola, NBA Hall-of-Famer, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 26 Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist
  • Feb 7 John Anderton, English footballer
  • Feb 9 Jo Ann Prentice, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 18 Bobby Robson, British soccer coach (PSV)
  • Feb 22 Bobby Smith, English footballer
  • Feb 23 Lee Calhoun, Laurel, Mississippi, American 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • Feb 27 Raymond Berry, Texas, NFL hall of famer (Baltimore Colts)
  • Feb 28 Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (d. 1989)
  • Mar 6 Kim Elgie, South African cricketer (South African bat v NZ 1961-62, Scotland RU intl)
  • Mar 6 Ted Abernathy, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Mar 7 Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 20 George Altman, American baseball player
  • Mar 22 Chris Duckworth, South African cricketer (South African batsman v England 1956-57)
  • Apr 4 Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2007)
  • Apr 5 Larry Felser, US sports columnist
  • Apr 10 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player (New York Rangers), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 2014)
  • Apr 19 Harold "Dickie" Bird, English cricketer (noted England Test umpire)
  • Apr 24 Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter
  • May 3 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • May 4 J. Fred Duckett, Texan sports announcer and teacher

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 7 Johnny Unitas, NFL QB (Balt Colts, San Diego); one of the greats, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • May 14 John Mortimore, cricketer (England off-spinner 1959-64)
  • May 24 Hemchandra Tukaram Dani, cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB)
  • May 25 Ray Spencer, English footballer
  • Jun 1 Alan "the Horse" Ameche, Wisc, NFL fullback (Baltimore Colts)
  • Jun 1 Ian Sinclair, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1956, bowling average 120.00)
  • Jun 2 Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Missouri, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 7 Herb Score, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • Jun 14 Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach
  • Jun 15 Mark Jones, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • Jun 16 Ken Johnson, MLB player - 1st pitcher to lose a complete game nine-inning no-hitter, born in West Palm Beach, Florida (d. 2015)
  • Jun 18 Jean Wicki, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jun 20 Jean Boiteux, French 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Jun 29 Bob Shaw, baseball player
  • Jun 30 Mike J K Smith, cricketer (England captain mid-60s)
  • Jul 1 Frank Baumann, baseball player
  • Jul 1 Peter Walwyn, British race horse trainer
  • Jul 6 Frank Austin, English footballer
  • Jul 7 Murray Halberg, New Zealand, 5K runner (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Jul 10 Chuan-Kwang Yang, Taiwan, decathlete (Olympic silver 1960)
  • Jul 17 Tony Pithey, cricketer (brother of David, South African batsman in 17 Tests)
  • Jul 17 Bruce Wells, British boxer & actor
  • Jul 20 Nelson Doubleday, publisher (Doubleday)/owner (NY Mets)
  • Jul 24 Doug Sanders, American golfer
  • Jul 27 Roger Harris, cricketer (NZ opening batsman vs England 1959)
  • Jul 28 Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • Jul 29 Cammie Smith, WI cricket opening batsman (1960-62)
  • Aug 1 Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese baseball player
  • Aug 3 Pat Crawford, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956)
  • Aug 4 Nathan Eugene Brooks, flyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 6 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (India, 100* on debut v NZ 1959)
  • Aug 10 Bill Nieder, shot putter, (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 10 Rocky Colavito, baseball player (Hit 4 HRs in a game), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 17 Kenny Sears, American NBA player (NY Knicks), born in Watsonville, California (d. 2017)
  • Aug 18 Just Fontaine, French footballer
  • Aug 20 Larry Robideaux, horse trainer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 18 Scotty Bowman, NHL player/coach (Montreal Canadians/Detroit Red Wings), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • Sep 20 Dennis Viollet, English former footballer (d. 1999)
  • Sep 25 Hubie Brown, American basketball coach and broadcaster
  • Oct 3 Neale A Fraser, tennis champ (US Open-1959)
  • Oct 18 Forrest Gregg, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 19 Brian Booth, cricketer (dual Australian cricket/hockey international)
  • Oct 19 Wilfried Dietrich, German FR, super-heavyweight (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Oct 22 Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer (d. 2007)
  • Oct 23 Tom Dewdney, cricket pace bowler (WI of 50's)
  • Oct 25 Ron Archer, Australian cricketer (Aussie all-rounder mid-50's), born in Highgate Hill, Queensland
  • Oct 25 Roy Swetman, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper late 50's), born in Westminster, London
  • Oct 27 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower (Olympic Gold 1960), born in Leningrad (d. 2012)
  • Oct 28 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (d. 1983)
  • Oct 31 Phil Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Lachine, Canada

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 31 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, born in Ontario, California (d. 2014)

  • Nov 1 Davey Moore, American featherweight world champion boxer who died after injuries sustained in a match against Sugar Ramos, born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • Nov 4 Mildred McDaniel, US high jumper (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Nov 4 Tito Francona, American baseball player
  • Nov 6 Knut Johannesen, Norwegian 5K/10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1964), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Nov 10 Seymour Nurse, cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 258 v NZ 1969)
  • Nov 12 Peter Post, Dutch cyclist (8x European Champion at Derny-drive)
  • Nov 17 Orlando Peña, Cuban baseball player
  • Nov 23 Hayes Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Nov 25 Lenny Moore, NFL back (Baltimore Colts)
  • Nov 30 Norman Deeley, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • Dec 2 Michael Larrabee, American athlete (d. 2003)
  • Dec 6 Jim Pothecary, cricketer (South African pace bowler on 1960 England tour)
  • Dec 9 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Dec 9 Orville Moody, Chickasha OK, PGA golfer (1969 US Open)
  • Dec 10 Grenville Alabaster, cricketer (NZ tourist to Aust 1973-74)
  • Dec 10 Larry Morris, NFL Linebacker (NFL 1960s All-Decade Team), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • Dec 17 Bruce Morrison, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1963)
  • Dec 19 Kevan Gosper, Australian athlete
  • Dec 20 Rik Van Looy, Belgian cyclist (world champion, 1961)
  • Dec 21 Jackie Hendriks, cricketer (West Indian wicket-keeper of 60's)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 18 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds broadway singer Hannah Williams (22)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 29 NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig (30) weds Eleanor Twitchell in New Rochelle, New York

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 17 John Hodges, Australian cricketer (6 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies
  • Feb 16 Archie Jackson, Austrian cricketer, dies at 23
  • Feb 18 James Corbett, (Gentleman Jim), heavyweight box champ (1892-97), dies
  • Mar 27 Lionel Palairet, British cricketer (49 runs in 2 Tests for England 1902), dies at 62
  • Apr 2 K S Ranjitsinhji, cricketer (989 Test runs, 1st-class avg 56), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 23 Tim Keefe, US Major League Baseball pitcher, dies at 76

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • May 29 Frank Sugg, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for England 1888), dies
  • Jun 2 Frank Jarvis, American athlete (Olympic 100m Champion-1900), dies at 54
  • Jun 3 William Muldoon, Belfast NY, boxing commissioner, dies at 88
  • Jun 22 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (b. 1896)
  • Sep 16 George Gore, baseball player (b. 1857)
  • Sep 24 Mike Donlin, baseball player (b. 1878)
  • Nov 15 Affie Jarvis, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia, 9 catches), dies
  • Dec 9 Morice Bird, cricketer (scored 280 runs in 10 Tests for England), dies