Events in Sport in 1926

  • Jan 1 12th Rose Bowl: Alabama beats Washington, 20-19
  • Feb 2 19th Women's Australasian Championships: Daphne Akhurst Cozens beats Esna Boyd Robertson (6-1, 6-3)
  • Feb 2 19th Men's Australasian Championships: John Hawkes beats James Willard (6-1, 6-3, 6-1)
  • Feb 6 NFL rules college students ineligible until college classes graduates
  • Feb 6 St Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from NY Yankees
  • Feb 10 Building of Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, begins
  • Feb 12 Barendrecht soccer team forms
  • Feb 16 Suzanne Lenglen defeats Helen Wills in Tennis at Cannes France
  • Mar 23 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens outscore Pitt Pirates, 6-4 in 2 games
  • Mar 26 85th Grand National: Billy Watkinson aboard Jack Horner wins
  • Apr 1 Halsteren Soccer team forms in Halsteren
  • Apr 6 Stanley Cup: Montl Maroons beat Victoria Cougars (WHL), 3 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 At 41, Walter Johnson pitches his 7th opening day shutout

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Apr 13 Cyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
  • Apr 19 30th Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:25:40.4
  • Apr 27 In the Giants' 9-8 win over Phillies, Mel Ott, 17, 1st appearance
  • May 5 Geldrop soccer team forms
  • May 8 Fire breaks out in Fenway Park, home of Boston Red Socks baseball team
  • May 10 51st Preakness: John Maiben aboard Display wins in 1:59.8
  • May 15 52nd Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson on Bubbling Over wins in 2:03.8
  • May 21 White Sox Earl Sheely hits a record 6th consecutive double
  • May 31 Indianapolis 500: Frank Lockhart wins in 5:12:48.768 (154.343 km/h)
  • Jun 10 Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
  • Jun 12 58th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard Crusader wins in 2:32.2
  • Jun 14 31st Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Rene Lacoste (6-2, 6-4, 6-3)
  • Jun 14 31st Women's French Championships: Suzanne Lenglen beats Mary Kendall Browne (6-1, 6-0)
  • Jun 22 Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs
  • Jun 23 Commencement of the West Indies' 1st Test cricket match, at Lord's

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 25 61st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Jul 3 39th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Kitty Godfree beats Lilí Álvarez (6-2 4-6 6-3)
  • Jul 3 46th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats H Kinsey (8-6 6-1 6-3)
  • Jul 4 Baronie soccer team forms in Breda Neth
  • Jul 10 30th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 293 at Scioto CC in Ohio
  • Jul 18 20th Tour de France won by Lucien Buysse of Belgium
  • Jul 22 Cincinnati Red Curt Walker ties record of 2 triples in an inning
  • Aug 18 England regain Ashes with 5th Test Cricket win, to take series 1-0
  • Aug 21 White Sox Ted Lyons no hits Red Sox 6-0 in just 67 minutes at Fenway

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 23 40th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (4-6, 6-4, 9-7)

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Aug 28 Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)
  • Sep 1 British Columbia Rugby Football Union forms
  • Sep 11 21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1), for their 7th straight championship
  • Sep 16 St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3
  • Sep 18 46th U.S. Men's National Championship: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-4, 6-0, 6-4)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 23 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 25 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at Salisbury Golf Club, Westbury, New York

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Sep 25 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings
  • Oct 3 Violet Percy runs female record marathon (3:40:22)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 6 Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 10 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 23rd World Series
  • Oct 14 Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark
  • Oct 25 Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach & gm of NY Rangers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 Bradman plays his 1st State selection trial He only made 37

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Nov 16 NY Rangers 1st game, beat Montreal Maroons 1-0
  • Nov 17 NHL's Chicago Black Hawks play their 1st game, beat Tor St Pats 4-1
  • Dec 4 14th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats U of Toronto, 10-7
  • Dec 9 USGA legalizes steel shaft golf clubs
  • Dec 11 Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, v NSW
  • Dec 16 Kenesaw Mountain Landis renewed 7-years as baseball commissioner
  • Dec 21 Soccer team DOS Struggle forms
  • Dec 30 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substantiated)