Year 1934 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 25 1st Augusta National Invitation Tournament (Masters) Golf: Horton Smith wins with 20-foot birdie putt at the 17th hole, 1 stroke ahead of Craig Wood
  • Sep 24 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium

Sports Stars Married in 1934

  • Jun 24 Golfer Byron Nelson (22) weds Louise Shofner
  • Sep 27 American baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (28) weds American socialite and businesswoman Grace Dozier; divorce in 1943

Sports Stars Divorces in 1934

  • May 23 First wife Marguerite Van Kessel divorces NFL player Curly Lambeau (36) after 14 years of marriage

Sports Stars Who Died in 1934

  • Jan 6 Herbert Chapman, Legendary Manager of Arsenal and Huddersfield Town (b. 1878)
  • Feb 17 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (b. 1862)
  • Feb 25 John McGraw, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder/manager (manager NY Giants World Series champions 1905, 21-22), dies of uremic poisoning at 60
  • Mar 12 Harry Green, English athlete (WR marathon 2:38:16.2 1913), dies from pneumonia at 37
  • Mar 24 William Donne, English cricket batsman, (Olympic gold 1900) and administrator (President England Rugby Football Union), dies at 58

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