Events in Sport in 1924

  • Jan 1 10th Rose Bowl: Washington ties Navy, 14-14
  • Jan 25 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
  • Jan 26 Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal
  • Jan 26 17th Women's Australasian Championships: Sylvia Lance Harper beats Esna Boyd Robertson (6-3, 3-6, 8-6)
  • Jan 26 17th Men's Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Richard Schlesinger (6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3)
  • Feb 1 Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg
  • Feb 4 1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix, France
  • Feb 10 Bucky Harris at 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washington Senators)
  • Feb 25 Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3)
  • Mar 11 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games
  • Mar 20 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHL) sweep Vanc Millionaires (PCHA) in 2
  • Mar 25 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2
  • Mar 28 83rd Grand National: Bob Trudgill aboard Master Robert wins
  • Apr 10 Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
  • Apr 11 1st men's college swimming championships begin
  • Apr 19 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:29:40.2
  • Apr 27 Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
  • May 4 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
  • May 12 49th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2
  • May 17 50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Lora L. Corum/Joe Boyer wins in 5:05:23.595 (158.092 km/h)
  • Jun 6 28th US Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
  • Jun 7 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8
  • Jun 14 Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 24 59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Jun 28 Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
  • Jul 5 44th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats R Lacoste (6-1 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-4)
  • Jul 7 Robert LeGendre of US, sets then long jump record at 25' 5½"
  • Jul 13 Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)
  • Jul 16 NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games
  • Jul 17 St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • Jul 20 18th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
  • Jul 27 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
  • Jul 29 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship
  • Aug 3 Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championist

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 16 38th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (6-1, 6-3)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 25 Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Sep 2 44th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-1, 9-7, 6-2)
  • Sep 10 Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
  • Sep 13 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • Sep 14 Walter Johnson selected as the American League MVP
  • Sep 20 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at French Lick CC, Indiana
  • Sep 20 Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
  • Sep 20 Cub's Grover Cleveland Alexander beats NY Giants to win 300th game
  • Oct 1 Landis bans Giants Jimmy O'Connell & Cozy Dolan from World Series after they admit an attempt to bribe Phils shortstop Heinie Sand
  • Oct 4 NY Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series
  • Oct 10 Washington Senators win their 1st World Series beat Giants in 7

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Oct 18 Harold "Red" Grange, finest collegiate football game (4 long TD runs)

NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange
  • Oct 20 1st Negro League World Series: KC Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0
  • Oct 28 White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
  • Nov 1 1st US NHL franchise, Boston Bruins founded
  • Nov 4 California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)
  • Nov 16 Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record)
  • Nov 29 12th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeat Toronto Balmy Beach, 11-3
  • Nov 29 NHL's Montreal Forum opens
  • Dec 5 Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5
  • Dec 10 Agreement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
  • Dec 19 Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings
  • Dec 22 Babe Dye of NHL's Toronto St Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2