1935 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 21st Rose Bowl: Alabama beats Stanford, 29-13
  • Jan 1 1st Sugar Bowl: Tulane beats Temple, 20-14
  • Jan 1 1st Orange Bowl: Bucknell beats Miami (FL), 26-0
  • Jan 14 28th Women's Australian Championships: Dorothy Round Little beats Nancy Lyle (1-6, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jan 14 28th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Fred Perry (2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4)

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Feb 26 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 15 George Headley completes 270 in cricket v England at Kingston
  • Mar 29 94th Grand National: Mr. Frank Furlong aboard Reynoldstown wins
  • Mar 31 Fusahige Suzuki runs world record marathon (2:27:49)
  • Apr 2 Mary Hirsch becomes 1st woman licensed as a horse trainer
  • Apr 3 Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44)
  • Apr 6 H Levitt sinks 499 basketball free throws, misses & sinks 371 more
  • Apr 8 2nd Masters Golf Tournament: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282
  • Apr 9 Stanley Cup: Montreal Maroons sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 3 games
  • Apr 16 Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, included a HR
  • Apr 19 39th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:32:07.4
  • Apr 26 Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years
  • May 4 61st Kentucky Derby: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:05

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May 5 Jesse Owens of US sets long jump record at 26' 8½"

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • May 8 Cincinnati Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4
  • May 11 60th Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4
  • May 14 Northamptonshire County Cricket Club gains (over Somerset at Taunton by 48 runs) what proved to be their last victory for 99 matches, a record in the County Championship. Their next Championship win was not until May 29, 1939.
  • May 15 Pirates beat Phillies 20-5
  • May 19 NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936
  • May 24 1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1)
  • May 25 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates
  • May 25 Track and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 4 world records in 45 minutes at a Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Remembered as "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport".
  • May 30 Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Kelly Petillo wins in 4:42:22.771 (170.977 km/h)
  • Jun 2 Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player
  • Jun 2 40th Men's French Championships: Fred Perry beats Gottfried von Cramm (6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jun 2 40th Women's French Championships: Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 6-1)
  • Jun 8 39th US Golf Open: Sam Parks Jr shoots a 299 at Oakmont CC PA
  • Jun 8 67th Belmont: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:30.6

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Jun 8 Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 13 James J Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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Jun 25 Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 28 70th British Golf Open: Alf Perry shoots a 283 at Muirfield
  • Jul 2 Great Britain boxing team beat US team in 1st international Golden Gloves
  • Jul 5 Chicago Cubs are 10½ games back in NL, go on to win the pennant
  • Jul 5 55th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-2 6-4 6-4)
  • Jul 6 48th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats H Jacobs (6-3 3-6 7-5)
  • Jul 8 3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
  • Jul 28 29th Tour de France won by Romain Maes of Belgium
  • Aug 12 Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand
  • Aug 12 49th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke (6-2, 6-4)
  • Aug 29 2nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 5, All-Stars 0 (77,450)
  • Aug 31 Chicago White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Cleveland Indians, 5-0
  • Sep 11 US captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year
  • Sep 12 55th U.S. Men's National Championship: Wilmer Allison beats Sidney Wood (6-2, 6-2, 6-3)
  • Sep 22 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115
  • Sep 27 Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game & clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 29 5th Ryder Cup: US wins, 9-3 at Ridgewood Country Club (Ridgewood, New Jersey, US)
  • Oct 7 Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 32nd World Series
  • Oct 15 NHL's St Louis Eagles fold
  • Oct 17 Pacific Association of AAU votes not to participate in Berlin Olympics

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Oct 20 Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BBWAA, Wes Ferrell is runner-up

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • Oct 21 Hank Greenberg selected AL MVP unanimously
  • Oct 22 18th PGA Championship: Johnny Revolta at Twin Hills CC Oklahoma City
  • Oct 23 Johnny Revolta wins PGA golf tournament
  • Oct 24 Judge Landis fines umpire George Moriarty, Cubs manager Charlie Grimm & Chicago players W English, B Jurges & B Herman for actions in World Series
  • Nov 3 Kitei Son runs world record marathon (2:26:42)
  • Dec 7 23rd CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger Cats, 18-12
  • Dec 7 CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Ham Tigers, 18-12 at Hamilton
  • Dec 9 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
  • Dec 10 As sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
  • Dec 10 White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000
  • Dec 14 Test Cricket debut of "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith v South Africa, Durban
  • Dec 15 Detroit Lions win NFL championship

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Dec 18 Bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 103


Person of interestFloyd Patterson

Jan 4 Floyd Patterson, American heavyweight champion (1956-59, 1960-62, Olympic gold 1952), born in Waco, North Carolina (d. 2006)

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Jan 9 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan (d. 2017)

Person of interestA. J. Foyt

Jan 16 A. J. Foyt, American racing driver (Indy 500 - 1961, 64, 67 & 77), born in Houston, Texas

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Jan 17 Jimmy Powell, PGA golfer (1990 Southwestern Bell Classic), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 24 Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer (d. 2008)
  • Jan 26 Bob Uecker, catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 26 Henry Jordan, Emporia Va, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland, Green Bay)
  • Feb 4 Wallis Mathias, cricketer (1st non-Muslim to play for Pakistan)
  • Feb 12 Ken Still, American professional golfer, born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Feb 13 Tommy Jacobs, American PGA golfer, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 13 Dr. Don Panoz, American entrepreneur and motorsports impresario (ALMS)

Person of interestMickey Wright

Feb 14 Mary "Mickey" Wright, American former LPGA golfer, 2nd most LPGA Tour wins: 82 (4 times LPGA champion), born in San Diego, California

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Feb 28 Clive Halse, cricketer (South African fast bowler on 1963-64 Aust/NZ tour)
  • Mar 5 Malcolm J Anderson, tennis champ (US Open-1957)
  • Mar 6 Ron Delany, Irish 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1956), born in Arklow, Republic of Ireland
  • Mar 6 Derek Kevan, Ripon, England, footballer (14 caps), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 12 John Doherty, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • Mar 21 Brian Clough, soccer manager
  • Mar 23 Desmond Pitcher, CEO (Merseyside Development Corporation)
  • Mar 25 Flash Elorde, Filipino boxer
  • Apr 1 John Murray, cricketer (Eng 1961-67, 1st wk called Murray to play Tests)
  • Apr 4 Easton McMorris, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman of 60's), born in St Andrew, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Apr 8 Donald Thompsett, cricket umpire
  • Apr 21 Robin Dixon, England, 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1960)
  • May 8 Jack Charlton, soccer manager (Rep of Ireland)
  • May 12 Johnny Bucyk, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 15 Ted Dexter, cricketer (in Milan Superb England batsman of 60's)
  • May 22 Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player
  • May 25 Cookie Gilchrist, American football player
  • May 31 Bruce Bolton, cricketer (two Tests NZ v England 1959)
  • Jun 1 James George, American weightlifter (Olympic silver 1960/bronze-1956)
  • Jun 6 Bobby Mitchell, NFL running back/wide receiver (Browns, Redskins)
  • Jun 11 Sheikh Fazalur Rehman, cricketer (played 1 Test Pakistan v WI 1958)
  • Jun 11 Earlene Dennis Brown, American shot putter (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Latexo, Texas
  • Jun 12 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (prodigious Australian bat of 50's), born in Yass, NSW (d. 2014)
  • Jun 22 Vaman Kumar, Indian cricketer ( leggie who only played 2 Tests), born in Madras, India
  • Jul 8 John David Crow, football player (Heisman Trophy 1957)
  • Jul 12 Chris Burger, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58)
  • Jul 15 Alex Karras, NFLer (Detroit Lions)/actor (George-Webster), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • Jul 15 Donn Clendenon, baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jul 18 Tenley Albright, figure skater (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jul 21 Moe Drabowsky, baseball player (d. 2006)
  • Jul 22 Tom Cartwright, England cricket medium pacer (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • Jul 23 Cleveland Dunkin, rocker (Penguins)
  • Jul 24 George Varnals, South African cricket batsman (England 1964-65)
  • Jul 25 Larry Sherry, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • Jul 27 Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer
  • Aug 1 Geoff Pullar, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's)
  • Aug 5 John McCartan, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 13 Mudcat Grant, American baseball player
  • Aug 16 Andreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach
  • Aug 18 Rafer Johnson, decathlete (Olympic gold 1960), born in Hillsboro Texas
  • Aug 19 Bobby Richardson, SC, 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • Aug 21 Ken Taylor, English cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • Aug 22 Richard W Howard, 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Aug 25 Lones Wigger, American competitive rifle shooter (Olympic gold/silver-1964, 72), born in Great Falls, Montana (d. 2017)
  • Aug 27 Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
  • Aug 31 Frank Robinson, American baseball player and manager (MVP 1961-NL 1966-AL), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Sep 6 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, born in Wallyford, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Sep 10 John Palmer, Kingsport Tenn, news anchor (NBC Weekend News)
  • Sep 20 David Pegg, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • Sep 21 James "Jimmy" Armfield, British former-footballer, manager and pundit (BBC Radio Five Live), born in Denton, Lancashire, England (d. 2018)
  • Sep 22 Harriet King, American fencing (Olympic-1972)
  • Sep 26 Bob Barber, cricketer (dashing England lefty bat in 28 Tests 1960-68)
  • Sep 27 Jerome Shipp, American basketball (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Sep 27 Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, American professional baseball player at 1st female pitcher to play in the Negro Leagues, born in Ridgeway, South Carolina (d. 2017)
  • Sep 28 Bruce Crampton, Australian PGA golfer (1961 Milwaukee Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 3 Abdon Pamich, Italian 50K walker (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Oct 5 Jimmy Binks, cricket wicket-keeper (England twice v India 1964)
  • Oct 9 Paul Barton, cricketer (NZ batsman in early 1960's, century v South Africa)
  • Oct 10 Dave Charnley, Dartford England, lightweight boxer (Dartford Destroyer), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 15 Bobby Joe Morrow, sprinter (Olympic-3 gold-1956), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • Oct 15 Willie O'Ree, Canadian former professional ice hockey player and the first black player in the National Hockey League (Boston Bruins), born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Oct 17 Alan Brown, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White vs Pak 1961)
  • Oct 22 Judy Devlin Hashman, 10 time badminton champ (1957-67)
  • Oct 23 Chi Chi Rodriguez, Puerto Rican PGA golfer (1972 Byron Nelson), born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 29 David Allen, cricketer (England off-spinner of 60's)
  • Oct 30 Jim Perry, American baseball player

Person of interestGary Player

Nov 1 Gary Player, South African PGA golfer (British Open-1959, 68, 74), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Nov 2 Mohammad Munaf, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 4 Tests 1959-62), born in Mumbai, India
  • Nov 5 Lester Piggott, British jockey (11 time champ)
  • Nov 9 Bob Gibson, American baseball pitcher (Cy Young/NL MVP 1968), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Nov 17 Anton Sailer, Austrian skier (Olympic-3 golds-1956)
  • Nov 22 Ludmila Belousova, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 2017)
  • Nov 23 Ken Eastwood, cricketer (opened for Aust v Eng SCG 1971)
  • Nov 27 Prakash Bhandari, cricketer (3 Tests for India in mid-50's, 77 runs)
  • Dec 1 Roger Christian, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Dec 4 Fred Rumsey, England, cricket lefty pace bowler (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • Dec 5 Yury Vlasov, Soviet weightlifter
  • Dec 10 Terry Allcock, English footballer
  • Dec 13 Joe Christopher, American baseball player
  • Dec 13 Lindy McDaniel, American baseball player
  • Dec 14 David White, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White v Pak 1961)
  • Dec 17 Cal Ripken Sr, baseball manager (Balt Orioles)
  • Dec 20 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla, cricketer (166 on debut Pakistan v Aust 1964)
  • Dec 21 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racecar driver (d. 1967)
  • Dec 22 Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • Dec 23 Paul Hornung, Green Bay Packer (the Golden Boy)
  • Dec 25 Al Jackson, baseball player
  • Dec 26 Barbara J Jacket, US athletic coach (Olympics 1972)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 14 PGA golfer Ben Hogan (22) weds Valerie Fox in Cleburne, Texas

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 10 Charlie McGahey, cricket (MCC tour of Aus 1901-02 cured his TB), dies

Person of interestTeddy Flack

Jan 10 Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, dies at 61

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack
  • Mar 3 Neville Knox, cricketer (bowled in 2 Tests for England 1907), dies
  • May 1 Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (b. 1889)
  • Jun 29 Jack O'Neill, American baseball player (b. 1873)
  • Jun 30 William Brockwell, cricket (British all-rounder in 7 Tests 1893-99), dies
  • Jul 15 Alfred Archer, cricketer (England batsman in one Test 1899), dies
  • Aug 21 John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (b. 1849)
  • Oct 11 Frank Mitchell, cricketer (2 Tests for Eng then 3 for South Africa), dies
  • Oct 27 E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (b. 1897)
  • Nov 2 Jock "Herbie" Cameron [Horace Brakenridge Cameron], South African cricket keeper (captain), dies of typhoid at 30
  • Nov 19 F S Gough-Calthorpe, cricketer (England captain v WI 1930), dies
  • Dec 4 Hylton Philipson, cricketer (England keeper in 5 Tests 1892-95), dies
  • Dec 13 John Nicolson, cricketer (South African lefty batsman 1926-27), dies