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Year 1933 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 Don Bradman holds off England's hostile pace bowling to score an unbeaten 103 leading Australia to a 111 run victory in the 2nd 'Bodyline' Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 2 19th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 35-0
  • Jan 16 Cricket's Bodyline Tour: Australian batsman Bert Oldfield's skull fractured by delivery bowled by Englishman Harold Larwood during the third test in Adelaide
  • Jan 17 Australian cricket batting champion Don Bradman takes only his 2nd Test wicket; bowls England's Walter Hammond for 85 during 338-run 3rd Test defeat in Adelaide
  • Jan 30 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Melbourne: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats Coral McInnes Buttsworth 6-4, 6-3
  • Jan 30 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Jack Crawford wins his 3rd straight Australian title; beats Keith Gledhill of the US 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 25/1 chance Kellsboro' Jack wins by 3 lengths and a neck from Really True
  • Mar 28 1st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 46-27
  • Apr 1 England cricket batsman Wally Hammond smashes 34 fours, 10 sixes in a Test record unbeaten 336 in the drawn 2nd Test against New Zealand in Auckland
  • Apr 1 Scotland beats Ireland, 8-6 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin to win the Home Nations Rugby Championship and Triple Crown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: New York Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 1-0 in OT for a 3-1 series win; first best-of-4 Finals series

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • Apr 17 Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21
  • Apr 17 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson in 2:31:01.6

  • Apr 23 Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal
  • Apr 25 Philadelphia Phillies' Dick Bartell is 1st MLB player to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 innings
  • 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 French Championships Men's Tennis: Australian Jack Crawford wins his first and only French title; beats home favourite Henri Cochet 8-6, 6-1, 6-3
  • Jun 5 French Championship Women's Tennis: England's Margaret Scriven is first woman from that country to win the singles title in Paris; beats 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 US Open Men's Golf, North Shore CC: Amateur Johnny Goodman outlasts Ralph Guldahl by a single stroke to win his only major championship
  • Jun 10 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 MLB's Lou Gehrig and 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 Ryder Cup Golf, Southport & Ainsdale GC: Great Britain wins, 6½-5½; GB's last Cup victory until 1957
  • Jun 29 Italian boxer Primo Carnera KOs American Jack Sharkey in round 6 at Madison Square Garden to become third European to win the lineal world heavyweight title
  • Jun 30 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Olympia Fields CC: June Beebe beats Jane Weiller, 3 & 2 for golf's only major title
  • Jun 30 Card's Dizzy Dean strikes out 17 Cubs to win 8-2

  • Jul 2 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell works 18 innings of shutout ball without a walk to beat St Louis Cardinals 1-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 6 1st MLB All Star 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 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Jack Crawford wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating American Ellsworth Vines 4-6, 11-9, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Helen Wills Moody successfully defends her title beating local favourite Dorothy Round 6-4, 6-8, 6-3

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 8 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Denny Shute beats fellow American Craig Wood by 5 strokes in a 36-hole Saturday playoff to win his only Open title

Golfer Denny Shute
Golfer
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 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris: Fred Perry beats André Merlin 4-6, 8-6, 6-2, 7-5 to give Great Britain a 3-2 victory over France
  • Aug 1 NY's future Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell sets MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings at 45 1/3 as Giants lose 3-1 v Boston Braves
  • Aug 3 Philadelphia A's beat NY Yankees, 7-0, first time in 308 games 'Bronx Bombers' are shut out
  • Aug 10 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Helen Jacobs beats Helen Wills Moody 8-6, 3-6, 3-0, ret
  • Aug 13 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Blue Mound CC: Gene Sarazen defeats Willie Goggin, 5 & 4 for 3rd of his 3 PGA C'ship titles; 6th of his 7 majors
  • Aug 13 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
  • Aug 17 MLB player 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 10 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry robs Australian Jack Crawford of his Grand Slam chance; wins final 6-3, 11-13, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
  • Sep 11 Antwerps Sportpaleis, the largest indoor arena in Europe opens; renovated 2010-13
  • Sep 19 NY Giants clinch the pennant
  • Sep 20 Pittsburgh Steelers (as Pirates) play 1st NFL game, lose 23-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 New York Giants make no 1st downs, but still beat the Green Bay Packers, 10-7 in a week 3 NFL matchup at Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • Oct 1 Washington Senators coach Nick Altrock plays in a MLB game at age 57 as a pinch-hitter; faces Rube Walberg of the Philadelphia A's; goes hitless in 3-0 loss
  • Oct 1 Babe Ruth makes his final pitching appearance in MLB; pitches all 9 innings in a season ending 6-5 win v Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium; hits his 34th home run of the season in 5th inning
  • 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 Italian boxer Primo Carnera beats Spanish challenger Paulino Uzcudun on points in Rome, Italy to retain the IBU heavyweight 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 As part of a famous MLB fire sale of players, Philadelphia A's owner Connie Mack sells catcher Mickey Cochrane to Detroit for $100,000; Cochrane is immediately named Tigers manager

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Dec 3 Joe Lilliard QBs Chic Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946
  • Dec 9 CFL Grey Cup, Athletic Park, Sarnia: Toronto Argonauts edge Sarnia Imperials, 4-3 for their 3rd Championship

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)

Sport awardNFL Championship

Dec 17 National Football League Championship - 1st title game, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 23-21; "Bronko Nagurski Rule" - forward pass is legal anywhere behind line of scrimmage

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Dec 23 Montreal Canadiens center Howie Morenz scores in 3-0 win v Detroit Red Wings; his NHL record 249th career goal

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 1 Ford Konno, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1,500m, 4x200m freestyle 1952; WR 200m freestyle 2:03.9, 400m freestyle 4:26.7), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 7 Diane Leather, British athlete (first woman to run sub-5 minute mile), born in Streetly, England (d. 2018)
  • Jan 10 Len Coldwell, English cricket player (England medium-fast bowler in 7 Tests 1962-64), born in Newton Abbot, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Jan 13 Tom B Gola, NBA Hall-of-Famer, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 18 Jean Vuarnet, French alpine skier (Olympic gold downhill 1960; World C'ship gold 1960), born in Le Bardo, Tunisia (d. 2017)
  • Jan 26 Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist
  • Feb 7 John Anderton, English footballer
  • Feb 9 Jo Ann Prentice, American golfer (6 LPGA titles, US Open runner-up 1962), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Feb 11 Mildred Sampson, New Zealand distance runner (world marathon record 3:19:33 1964), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb 16 Elbert Dubenion, American football wide receiver and running back (AFL All Star 1964; Buffalo Bills), born in Griffin, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • Feb 18 Sir Bobby Robson, English soccer forward, coach (20 caps; England manager 1982-90), born in Sacriston, County Durham (d. 2009)
  • Feb 22 Bobby Smith, English soccer centre forward (15 caps; Tottenham Hotspur 271 games, 176 goals), born in Lingdale, England
  • Feb 23 Lee Calhoun, Laurel, Mississippi, American 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • Feb 27 Raymond Berry, American NFL hall of famer (Baltimore Colts), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Feb 28 Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (d. 1989)
  • Feb 28 Charles Vinci, American weightlifter (Olympic bantamweight gold 1956, 60), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • Mar 5 Evgeni Vasiukov, Russian chess grandmaster (World Senior Champion 1995), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2018)
  • 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 MLB player, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • Mar 20 Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league hooker, captain and coach (25 Tests; St. George), born in Bogan Gate, New South Wales (d. 2013)
  • Mar 22 Michel Hidalgo, French soccer midfielder (1 cap; Monaco) and manager (France 1976-84; UEFA Euro 1984), born in Leffrinckoucke, France (d. 2020)
  • Mar 23 Hayes Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1956; World C'ship gold 1953-56), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Apr 1 Robert Shavlakadze, Georgian high jumper (Olympic gold high jump for Soviet Union 1960), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • Apr 3 Rod Funseth, American golfer (US Masters runner-up 1978), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1985)
  • Apr 4 Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2007)
  • Apr 5 Larry Felser, American sports columnist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)
  • Apr 10 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player (New York Rangers), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 2014)
  • Apr 19 Harold "Dickie" Bird, English cricket umpire (66 Tests, 69 ODI), born in Barnsley, England
  • Apr 24 Alan Eagleson, Canadian ice hockey agent and promoter, born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • Apr 29 Edwin "Ed" Charles, American MLB third baseman (Miracle Mets-1969), born in Daytona Beach, Florida (d. 2018)
  • May 4 J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2007)
  • May 5 Collie Smith, West Indies cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, HS 168), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1959)

Person of interestJohnny Unitas

May 7 Johnny Unitas, NFL quarterback (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 "Bal" Dani, Indian cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB), born in Dudhani, Maharashtra (d. 1999)
  • May 25 Ray Spencer, English footballer, born in Kings Norton, Birmingham (d. 2016)
  • May 26 Ted Rogers OC, Canadian entrepreneur and MLB team owner (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2008)
  • May 29 Tarquinio Provini, Italian motorcycle road racer (2-time world champion 1957-58), born in Roveleto di Cadeo, Emilia-Romagna (d. 2005)
  • Jun 1 Alan Ameche, American College Football Hall of Fame fullback (Heisman Trophy 1954, U of Wisconsin; Pro Bowl 1955–1958, NFL C'ship 1958, 59; Baltimore Colts), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 1988)
  • Jun 2 Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Missouri, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 7 Herb Score, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Rosedale, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jun 10 Chuck Fairbanks, American football coach (New England Patriots 1973-78; University of Oklahoma 1967-72, University of Colorado 1979-81), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Jun 14 Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach, born in Liski, Russian SFSR (d. 2017)
  • Jun 15 Mark Jones, English soccer defender (Manchester United 103 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Wombwell, West Riding of Yorkshire (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, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox), born in Bronx, New York (d. 2010)
  • Jun 30 Mike Smith, English cricket batsman and captain (50 Tests; last England dual international [1 rugby union cap]), born in Westcotes, Leicestershire
  • Jul 1 Peter Walwyn, British thoroughbred trainer (champion trainer 1974-75), born in Lambourn, England (d.2017)
  • Jul 1 Sam Rutigliano, American NFL coach and broadcaster (Cleveland Browns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 6 Frank Austin, English footballer, born in Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Jul 7 Murray Halberg, New Zealand, 5K runner (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Jul 10 Chuan-Kwang Yang, Taiwanese decathlete (Olympic silver 1960), born in Taitung, Taiwan (d. 2007)
  • Jul 17 Tony Pithey, Rhodesian cricket batsman (17 Tests for South Africa; top score 154, 1965), born in Mutare, Zimbabwe (d. 2006)
  • Jul 17 Bruce Wells, English boxer (European amateur light middleweight champion 1953) & actor (Dr. Who 1965-73), born in Harlesden, Middlesex (d.2009)
  • Jul 20 Nelson Doubleday, publisher (Doubleday)/owner (NY Mets)
  • Jul 24 Doug Sanders, American golfer (4 x runner-up in major C'ships; 20 PGA Tour titles), born in Cedartown, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • Jul 27 Roger Harris, New Zealand cricketer (NZ opening batsman vs England 1959), born in Otahuhu, Auckland
  • Jul 28 Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • Jul 29 Cammie Smith, West Indian cricket batsman (5 Tests), born in Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Aug 1 Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (only Japanese pitcher to win 400 games; perfect game 1957), born in Heiwa, Nakashima, Aichi, Japan (d. 2019)
  • Aug 3 Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956), born in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2009)
  • Aug 4 Nate Brooks, American boxer (Olympic gold flyweight 1952), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 6 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (India, 100* on debut v NZ 1959)
  • Aug 6 Ron Wylie, Scottish soccer forward (Notts County, Aston Villa, Birmingham City) and manager (WBA), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • 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 12 Parnelli Jones, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1963) and team owner (Indy 500 1970–71; USAC National Championships 1970, 71, 72), born in Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Aug 17 Kenny Sears, American NBA player (NY Knicks), born in Watsonville, California (d. 2017)
  • Aug 18 Just Fontaine, French footballer, born in Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Aug 23 Manfred Donike, German cyclist and chemist drug test pioneer, born in Köttingen, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Sep 3 Basil Butcher, West Indies cricket batsman (44 Tests; 3,104 runs @ 43.11), born in Port Mourant, British Guyana (d. 2019)
  • Sep 12 Stafford Heginbotham, British toymaker (Tebro Toys) and Football Club Chairman

Person of interestScotty Bowman

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

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • Sep 20 Dennis Viollet, English former soccer player (Manchester United), born in Fallowfield, Manchester, England (d. 1999)
  • Sep 25 Hubie Brown, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, broadcaster (2-time NBA Coach of the Year), born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 3 Neale Fraser, Australian tennis player and coach (3-time Grand Slam winner, Australian Davis Cup captain), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Oct 18 Forrest Gregg, American Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle, coach (9-time Pro Bowl; Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys), born in Birthright, TX (d. 2019)
  • Oct 19 Brian Booth, cricketer (dual Australian cricket/hockey international)
  • Oct 19 Wilfried Dietrich, German FR, super-heavyweight (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Oct 21 Francisco Gento, Spanish soccer winger (Spain 43 caps, Real Madrid), born in El Astillero, Spain
  • 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, born in Pau Grande, Brazil (d. 1983)
  • Oct 31 Phil Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Lachine, Canada

Person of interestHobart "Hobie" Alter

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 boxer (world featherweight champion 1959-63), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • Nov 4 Mildred McDaniel, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1956), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2004)
  • Nov 4 Tito Francona, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1961), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Nov 6 Knut Johannesen, Norwegian 5K/10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1964), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Nov 10 Seymour Nurse, Barbadian cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 258 v NZ 1969), born in Jack-My-Nanny Gap, Black Rock, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 2019)
  • Nov 12 Peter Post, Dutch cyclist (8x European Champion at Derny-drive)
  • Nov 17 Orlando Peña, Cuban baseball player
  • Nov 17 Alan Harrington, Welsh soccer defender (11 caps; Cardiff City 348 games), born in Penarth, Wales (d. 2019)

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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 9 Daphne Akhurst Cozens, Australian tennis player (5-time Australasian C'ship winner), dies of ectopic pregnancy at 29
  • Jan 17 John Hodges, Australian cricket fast bowler (2 Tests [first 2 played], 6 wickets; Victoria), dies at 77
  • Feb 16 Archie Jackson, Austrian cricketer, dies at 23
  • Feb 18 James J. Corbett, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1892-97), dies at 66
  • Mar 27 Lionel Palairet, British cricketer (49 runs in 2 Tests for England 1902), dies at 62
  • Apr 2 Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, Indian cricket batsman (15 Tests, 989 runs @ 44.95, 2 x 100s) and politician (Maharaja of Nawanagar), dies at 60

Person of interestTim Keefe

Apr 23 Tim Keefe, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1888; MLB record 0.86 ERA, single season 1880; NY Giants), 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, American wrestler and owner of NY health institute "The Olympia", dies at 88
  • Jun 22 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (Bentley Boys), dies at 36
  • Aug 29 Frank Cavanagh, American football player and coach, dies at 57
  • Sep 16 George Gore, American baseball player, dies at 79
  • Sep 24 Mike Donlin, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 55
  • Oct 3 Young Stribling, American boxer (vs Max Schmeling, Ring Magazine fight of the year 1931), dies in a motor cycle accident at 28
  • 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