Events in Sport in 1929

  • Jan 1 15th Rose Bowl: Georgia Tech beats California, 8-7 (Roy Riegels runs 60 yds the wrong way with fumble recovery)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3 Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 25 Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours
  • Jan 28 22nd Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Louise Bickerton (6-1, 5-7, 6-2)
  • Jan 28 22nd Men's Australian Championships: Colin Gregory beats Richard Schlesinger (6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5)
  • Feb 4 Archie Jackson scores 164 in Test Cricket debut v England at Adelaide
  • Feb 20 Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field
  • Feb 28 Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home
  • Mar 2 Chicago Black Hawks shut-out for NHL record 8th straight game
  • Mar 13 Bradman scores 123 Aust v England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket century
  • Mar 22 88th Grand National: Robert W. H. Everett aboard Gregalach wins
  • Mar 29 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep NY Rangers in 2 games
  • Apr 16 NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers
  • Apr 19 33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 4 Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive HRs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • May 8 NY Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0
  • May 10 54th Preakness: Louis Schaefer aboard Dr Freeland wins in 2:01.6

Sport awardGolf Major

May 10 64th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield Gullane

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • May 18 55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8
  • May 18 Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 & lost 8-6 in 2nd game (record 50 runs)
  • May 24 Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings
  • May 27 2nd Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7-5 at Moortown, England
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Ray Keech wins in 5:07:25.458 (157.048 km/h)
  • Jun 3 34th Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 34th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jun 8 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
  • Jun 16 Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
  • Jun 22 Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 30 33rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Jul 5 42nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-1 6-2)
  • Jul 6 St Louis has 2, 10 run innings & beats Phillies 28-6
  • Jul 6 49th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Jean Borotra (6-4 6-3 6-4)
  • Jul 10 In game between Pirates & Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
  • Jul 28 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
  • Jul 28 24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • Jul 28 23rd Tour de France won by Maurice De Waele of Belgium
  • Aug 2 Phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 11 Babe Ruth becomes 1st professional baseball player to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland Indians)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Aug 24 43rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe Holcroft Watson (6-4, 6-2)
  • Sep 14 A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
  • Sep 14 49th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Francis Hunter (3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Sep 18 Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 6 12th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Hillcrest CC Los Angeles

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • Oct 8 A's Howard Ehmke (7-2) sets World Series record striking out 13 Cubs
  • Oct 12 Cubs blow 8-0 World Series lead, A's score 10 in 1 inning
  • Oct 14 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
  • Oct 14 Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning
  • Nov 22 Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG
  • Nov 28 Ernie Nevers scores all 40 pts for Chic Cards vs Bears (NFL record)
  • Nov 30 17th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 14-3
  • Dec 3 Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak
  • Dec 7 Bradman scores 124 for Woodfull's XI against Ryder's XI 166 mins
  • Dec 7 Leo Diegel wins PGA golf tournament
  • Dec 10 Bradman scores 225 in 2nd inn of Test Cricket trial after 124 in 1st
  • Dec 16 Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1
  • Dec 20 Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager