Year 1937 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 23rd Rose Bowl: #3 Pittsburgh beats #5 Washington, 21-0
  • Jan 1 3rd Orange Bowl: #14 Duquesne beats Mississippi State, 13-12
  • Jan 1 3rd Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 21-14
  • Jan 5 Australian cricket batsmen Jack Fingleton (136) and Don Bradman (out 270 the following day) make then record stand of 346 for 6th wicket in 3rd Test vs England in Melbourne
  • Jan 6 Bradman scores 270 Aust v England at the MCG, incl 110 singles
  • Jan 17 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Patty Berg wins inaugural event by 3 strokes ahead of Dorothy Kirby
  • Jan 19 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 30 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Vivian McGrath wins his only Grand Slam singles event; beats fellow Australian John Bromwich 6-3, 1-6, 6-0, 2-6, 6-1
  • Jan 30 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton wins her first of 6 Australian singles titles; beats Emily Hood Westacott 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
  • Feb 3 Don Bradman scores 212 (in 441 minutes!) in 5th cricket test v England
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Sports Stars Married in 1937

  • Jul 12 Explorer Jacques Cousteau (27) weds scuba diver Simone Melchior (18) at Saint-Louis-des-Invalides in Paris