Events in Sport in 1932

  • Jan 1 18th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Tulane, 21-12

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Jan 4 Bradman scores 167 for Australia v South Africa at the MCG

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 14 Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race
  • Jan 19 Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
  • Jan 25 Bradman scores 167 NSW v Victoria, 224 mins, 22 fours
  • Feb 1 Bradman makes 299* vs South Africa, runs out partner going for 300th
  • Feb 4 3rd Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
  • Feb 6 1st Olympic dog sled race at Lake Placid, New York (demonstration sport)
  • Feb 9 USA enters Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time
  • Feb 13 25th Women's Australian Championships: Coral McInnes Buttsworth beats Kathrine Le Mesurier (9-7, 6-4)
  • Feb 13 25th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Harry Hopman (4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1)
  • Feb 15 3rd Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, New York
  • Feb 15 Australia beat South Africa in cricket by an innings in 5 hrs 53 min playing time
  • Feb 15 US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)
  • Mar 18 91st Grand National: Tim Hamey aboard Forbra wins
  • Mar 27 De Bataven soccer team forms in Gendt
  • Apr 9 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep NY Rangers in 3 games
  • Apr 13 Kozakken Boys soccer team forms in Werkendam forms
  • Apr 19 36th Boston Marathon won by Paul de Bruyn of Germany in 2:33:36.4
  • May 7 58th Kentucky Derby: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 2:05.2
  • May 9 57th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8
  • May 21 1st Curtis Cup: US wins, 5½-3½ at Wentworth Club (Wentworth, England)
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Fred Frame wins in 4:48:03.761 (167.604 km/h)
  • Jun 1 Lunteren soccer team forms in Lunteren

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 3 Lou Gehrig is 1st to hit 4 consecutive HRs; Yanks beat A's 20-13

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 4 64th Belmont: Tom Malley aboard Faireno wins in 2:32.8
  • Jun 6 Ijsselmeervogels soccer team forms in Spakenburg
  • Jun 6 37th Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Giorgio de Stefani (6-0, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 37th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (7-5, 6-1)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jun 7 Pitcher John Quinn, 47, is oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) & bat in a run, as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2
  • Jun 10 67th British Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 283 at Prince's England
  • Jun 16 Sutcliffe & Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks v Essex
  • Jun 21 Heavyweight Jack Sharkey TKOs Max Schmeling (NYC)
  • Jun 21 Jack Sharkey beats Max Schmeling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 23 Lou Gehrig plays 1,103rd successive game in a NY uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland)
  • Jun 25 36th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 286 at Fresh Meadows NY
  • Jun 25 Commencement of India's 1st cricket Test v England at Lord's
  • Jul 1 45th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-3 6-1)
  • Jul 2 52nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Ellsworth Vines beats H Austin (6-4 6-2 6-0)
  • Jul 3 1st Sunday game at Fenway Park, Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2
  • Jul 3 John McGraw retires from baseball
  • Jul 4 Bradman scores 260, a North American record, v Western Ontario
  • Jul 6 Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli
  • Jul 7 Bradman scores a cricket double century in Montreal
  • Jul 9 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) formed
  • Jul 12 Hedley Verity establishes a first-class cricket record by taking all ten wickets for only ten runs against Nottinghamshire on a pitch affected by a storm
  • Jul 30 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
  • Jul 31 27th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • Jul 31 26th Tour de France won by Andre Leducq of France
  • Aug 2 Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs
  • Aug 13 Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
  • Aug 14 10th Olympic Games at Los Angeles closes
  • Aug 14 Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game
  • Aug 19 46th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin Babcock Stark (6-2, 6-2)
  • Sep 3 Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet for US Tennis title
  • Sep 4 15th PGA Championship: Olin Dutra at Keller GC St Paul Minn
  • Sep 7 Earl Grace, ends NL catcher record streak of 110 cons errorless games
  • Sep 10 Dodgers' Johnny Frederick hits record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season
  • Sep 10 52nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet (6-4, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Sep 13 NY Yankees clinch their 7th AL pennant
  • Sep 20 Chicago Cubs clinch the NL pennant
  • Sep 28 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)
  • Oct 1 NHL readmits Ottawa & drops Pittsburgh

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Oct 1 World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 2 NY Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs in 29th World Series
  • Oct 2 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0

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Oct 4 Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Nov 7 Don Bradman scores 238 NSW v Victoria, 200 mins, 32 fours
  • Nov 12 10th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 28-7 in Baltimore
  • Nov 19 Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game
  • Nov 26 Bradman completes 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings
  • Dec 3 20th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 25-6
  • Dec 18 Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game
  • Dec 21 Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach
  • Dec 30 Bradman out for a duck v England at cricket MCG