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 Racing Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Arcaro wins 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
  • 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

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Feb 15 US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)

Boxer and Bobsledder Eddie Eagan
Boxer and Bobsledder
Eddie Eagan
  • 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

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Jun 3 MLBs 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 British Open Golf, Prince's GC: Gene Sarazen wins wire-to-wire by 5 strokes from fellow American Macdonald Smith
  • Jun 16 Sutcliffe and Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks v Essex
  • Jun 21 German champion Max Schmeling loses world heavyweight title in split points decision to Jack Sharkey in New York
  • 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, London
  • Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats fellow American Helen Jacobs 6-3, 6-1 for her 5th of 8 titles
  • Jul 2 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Ellsworth Vines beats hometown favourite Bunny Austin 6-4, 6-2, 6-0 for his only Wimbledon title
  • Jul 2 American golfer Walter Hagan wins his 5th and last Western Open in Cleveland, 16 years after he won his first
  • Jul 3 After 30 years as manager of the New York Giants, John McGraw retires from baseball (2,583 wins / 1,948 losses NY)
  • Jul 4 Australian cricket batsman Don Bradman scores 260, a North American record, v Western Ontario in Guelph
  • Jul 6 Cubs future All Star shortstop Billy Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli, no charges laid

  • Jul 7 Australian cricket batsman supreme Don Bradman scores a double century during a Goodwill Tour in Montreal, Canada
  • 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 future Baseball Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs
  • Aug 3 Official automatic timing & photo-finish camera for track events is used for the 1st time at Los Angeles Olympics, instrumental in changing 110m hurdles final, review gives Donald Finley bronze ahead of American Jack Keller
  • 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 A's first baseman Jimmie Foxx smashes his 50th & 51st home runs to become only 3rd player to reach 50 in a MLB season; joins Babe Ruth & Hack Wilson
  • Sep 4 PGA Championship, Keller GC: Olin Dutra wins the first of 2 major titles, beating Frank Walsh 4 & 3
  • 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 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)

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Oct 1 Babe Ruth’s legendary call; sledged by Cubs dugout, points to center-field before homering into the Wrigley Field bleachers in 5th inning, Game 3 of the World Series; NY Yankees win, 7-5

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 2 New York Yankees win their 12th consecutive World Series game and sweep the Fall Classic for the third time; Bronx Bombers bang out 19 hits as they rout Chicago Cubs, 13-6 at Wrigley Field
  • Oct 2 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play franchise's debut NFL game; lose 14-0 to Brooklyn Dodgers at Braves Field
  • Oct 5 With new ownership Detroit Falcons officially change name to Detroit Red Wings, and the Winged Wheel is introduced; previous names Cougars (1926-30), Falcons (1930-32)
  • 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 1st NFL playoff game; Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 indoors at Chicago Stadium due to blizzard
  • Dec 21 Giants sign former outfielder Billy Southworth as a coach
  • Dec 30 Bradman out for a duck v England at cricket MCG