Events in Sport in 1933

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 Bradman scores 103* against the Bodyline attack in the 2nd Test

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 2 Boston Bruins beat New York Rangers in NY 13-3
  • Jan 2 19th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 35-0
  • Jan 16 Bodyline Tour: Australian batsman Bert Oldfield's skull fractured by delivery by English bowler Harold Larwood third test in Adelaide
  • Jan 17 Australian cricket batting champion Don Bradman takes only his 2nd Test wicket; bowls England's Walter Hammond for 85 during 338-run 3rd Test defeat in Adelaide
  • Jan 30 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Melbourne: Joan Hartigan Bathurst beats Coral McInnes Buttsworth 6-4, 6-3
  • Jan 30 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Jack Crawford wins his 3rd straight Australian title; beats Keith Gledhill of the US 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2
  • Feb 25 Major NFL rule changes (hash mark 10 yds in, posts on goal line)
  • Feb 25 Thomas Yawkey purchases Boston Red Sox
  • Mar 4 Noordwijk soccer team forms
  • Mar 24 92nd Grand National: Dudley Williams aboard Kellsboro' Jack
  • Mar 28 1st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 46-27
  • Apr 13 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3 games to 1
  • Apr 17 Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21
  • Apr 19 37th Boston Marathon won by Leslie Pawson of RI in 2:31:01.6
  • Apr 23 Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal

  • Apr 24 1st major league to get 4 consecutive doubles in 9 inn (Dick Bartell)
  • Apr 25 NY Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
  • May 6 59th Kentucky Derby: Don Meade aboard Brokers Tip wins in 2:06.8
  • May 13 58th Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Head Play wins in 2:02
  • May 18 1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair
  • May 26 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards
  • May 27 Trailing 11-3, Yanks score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 4:48:00.774 (167.632 km/h)

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Jun 2 FDR authorizes 1st swimming pool built inside the White House

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jun 5 French Championships Men's Tennis: Australian Jack Crawford wins his first and only French title; beats home favourite Henri Cochet 8-6, 6-1, 6-3
  • Jun 5 38th Women's French Championships: Margaret Scriven beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 4-6, 6-4)

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Jun 9 Walter Johnson takes over as Cleveland manager

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Jun 10 37th US Golf Open: Johnny Goodman shoots a 287 at North Shore Ill
  • Jun 10 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6

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Jun 14 MLB's Lou Gehrig and Joe McCarthy thrown out of game, McCarthy suspended 3 games but Gehrig isn't, so he continues his streak at 1,249 games

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 27 Ryder Cup Golf, Southport & Ainsdale GC: Great Britain wins, 6½-5½; GB's last Cup victory until 1957
  • Jun 29 Primo Carnera KOs Jack Sharkey in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 30 Western Open Women's Golf, Olympia Fields CC: June Beebe beats Jane Weiller, 3 & 2 for golf's only major title
  • Jun 30 Card's Dizzy Dean strikes out 17 Cubs to win 8-2
  • Jul 2 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell works 18 innings of shutout ball without a walk to beat St Louis Cardinals 1-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 6 1st MLB All Star Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Helen Wills Moody successfully defends her title beating local favourite Dorothy Round 6-4, 6-8, 6-3

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Jack Crawford wins his only Wimbledon singles title beating American Ellsworth Vines 4-6, 11-9, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 8 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Denny Shute beats fellow American Craig Wood by 5 strokes in a 36-hole Saturday playoff to win his only Open title

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • Jul 9 Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles

  • Jul 19 1st time in MLB 2 brothers on opposite teams hit homers in same game - Rick Ferrell (Red Sox) and Wes Ferrell (Cleveland Indians)
  • Jul 23 27th Tour de France won by Georges Speicher of France

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 26 Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Jul 28 NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions
  • Jul 30 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • Aug 1 NY's future Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell sets MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings at 45 1/3 as Giants lose 3-1 v Boston Braves
  • Aug 3 Philadelphia A's beat NY Yankees, 7-0, first time in 308 games 'Bronx Bombers' are shut out
  • Aug 10 47th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Helen Wills Moody (8-6, 3-6, 3-0, ret.)
  • Aug 13 16th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Blue Mound CC Milwaukee
  • Aug 13 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
  • Aug 17 MLB player Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game
  • Aug 23 1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton & Laurie Raiteri in London
  • Aug 26 Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)
  • Sep 10 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry robs Australian Jack Crawford of his Grand Slam chance; wins 6-3, 11-13, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
  • Sep 11 Antwerps Sportpaleis, the largest indoor arena in Europe opens; renovated 2010-13
  • Sep 19 NY Giants clinch the pennant
  • Sep 20 Pittsburgh Steelers (as Pirates) play 1st NFL game, lose 23-2
  • Oct 1 New York Giants make no 1st downs, but still beat the Green Bay Packers, 10-7 in a week 3 NFL matchup at Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 1 Washington Senators coach Nick Altrock plays in a MLB game at age 57 as a pinch-hitter; faces Rube Walberg of the Philadelphia A's; goes hitless in 3-0 loss
  • Oct 1 Babe Ruth makes his final pitching appearance in MLB; pitches all 9 innings in a season ending 6-5 win v Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium; hits his 34th home run of the season in 5th inning
  • Oct 7 NY Giants beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in 30th World Series
  • Oct 13 Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren
  • Oct 15 Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0
  • Oct 19 Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936
  • Oct 22 Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Nov 5 Chicago Bears 30 game unbeaten streak ends to Patriots (10-0)
  • Nov 7 Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports
  • Nov 12 1st game at NFL Pitts Pirate's Forbes Field, lose to Bkln Dodgers 32-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 As part of a famous MLB fire sale of players, Philadelphia A's owner Connie Mack sells catcher Mickey Cochrane to Detroit for $100,000; Cochrane is immediately named Tigers manager

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Dec 3 Joe Lilliard QBs Chic Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946
  • Dec 9 CFL Grey Cup, Athletic Park, Sarnia: Toronto Argonauts edge Sarnia Imperials, 4-3 for their 3rd Championship

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Dec 12 Eddie Shore hits Toronto Maple Leaf star Ace Bailey from behind, fracturing his skull and ending his career

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • Dec 15 Baseball owners agree to ban Sunday doubleheaders until after June 15
  • Dec 17 B H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay
  • Dec 17 Lala Amarnath scores century on Test Cricket debut (went on to 118)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 17 National Football League Championship - 1st title game, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 23-21; "Bronko Nagurski Rule" - forward pass is legal anywhere behind line of scrimmage

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Dec 23 Montreal Canadiens center Howie Morenz scores in 3-0 win v Detroit Red Wings; his NHL record 249th career goal

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • Dec 29 New York Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth to manage the Cincinnati Reds