Events in Sport in 1935

  • Jan 1 21st Rose Bowl: Alabama beats Stanford, 29-13
  • Jan 1 1st Sugar Bowl: Tulane beats Temple, 20-14
  • Jan 1 1st Orange Bowl: Bucknell beats Miami (FL), 26-0
  • Jan 14 28th Women's Australian Championships: Dorothy Round Little beats Nancy Lyle (1-6, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jan 14 28th Men's Australian Championships: Jack Crawford beats Fred Perry (2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4)

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Feb 26 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 15 George Headley completes 270 in cricket v England at Kingston
  • Mar 29 94th Grand National: Mr. Frank Furlong aboard Reynoldstown wins
  • Mar 31 Fusahige Suzuki runs world record marathon (2:27:49)
  • Apr 2 Mary Hirsch becomes 1st woman licensed as a horse trainer
  • Apr 3 Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44)
  • Apr 6 H Levitt sinks 499 basketball free throws, misses & sinks 371 more
  • Apr 8 2nd Masters Golf Tournament: Gene Sarazen wins, shooting a 282
  • Apr 9 Stanley Cup: Montreal Maroons sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 3 games
  • Apr 16 Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, included a HR
  • Apr 19 39th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:32:07.4
  • Apr 26 Frank Boucher is given NHL's Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship permanently for winning it 7 of 11 years
  • May 4 61st Kentucky Derby: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:05

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May 5 Jesse Owens of US sets long jump record at 26' 8½"

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • May 8 Cincinnati Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4
  • May 11 60th Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4
  • May 14 Northamptonshire County Cricket Club gains (over Somerset at Taunton by 48 runs) what proved to be their last victory for 99 matches, a record in the County Championship. Their next Championship win was not until May 29, 1939.
  • May 15 Pirates beat Phillies 20-5
  • May 19 NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936
  • May 24 1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Phil 1)
  • May 25 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates
  • May 25 Track and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 4 world records in 45 minutes at a Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Remembered as "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport".
  • May 30 Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Kelly Petillo wins in 4:42:22.771 (170.977 km/h)
  • May 31 Babe Ruth grounds out in his final at bat
  • Jun 2 Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player
  • Jun 2 40th Men's French Championships: Fred Perry beats Gottfried von Cramm (6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jun 2 40th Women's French Championships: Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 6-1)
  • Jun 8 39th US Golf Open: Sam Parks Jr shoots a 299 at Oakmont CC PA
  • Jun 8 67th Belmont: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:30.6

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Jun 8 Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds & leaves the game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 13 James J Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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Jun 25 Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 28 70th British Golf Open: Alf Perry shoots a 283 at Muirfield
  • Jul 2 Great Britain boxing team beat US team in 1st international Golden Gloves
  • Jul 5 Chicago Cubs are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win the pennant
  • Jul 5 55th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-2 6-4 6-4)
  • Jul 6 48th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats H Jacobs (6-3 3-6 7-5)
  • Jul 8 3rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
  • Jul 28 29th Tour de France won by Romain Maes of Belgium
  • Aug 12 Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand
  • Aug 12 49th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke (6-2, 6-4)
  • Aug 29 2nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 5, All-Stars 0 (77,450)
  • Aug 31 Chicago White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Cleveland Indians, 5-0
  • Sep 11 US captures Davis Cup for 7th straight year
  • Sep 12 55th U.S. Men's National Championship: Wilmer Allison beats Sidney Wood (6-2, 6-2, 6-3)
  • Sep 22 Boston Braves lose NL record 110th game of year en route to 115
  • Sep 27 Chicago Cubs win 21st consecutive game & clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 29 5th Ryder Cup: US wins, 9-3 at Ridgewood Country Club (Ridgewood, New Jersey, US)
  • Oct 7 Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 32nd World Series
  • Oct 15 NHL's St Louis Eagles fold
  • Oct 17 Pacific Association of AAU votes not to participate in Berlin Olympics

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Oct 20 Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BBWAA, Wes Ferrell is runner-up

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • Oct 21 Hank Greenberg selected AL MVP unanimously
  • Oct 22 18th PGA Championship: Johnny Revolta at Twin Hills CC Oklahoma City
  • Oct 23 Johnny Revolta wins PGA golf tournament
  • Oct 24 Judge Landis fines umpire George Moriarty, Cubs manager Charlie Grimm & Chicago players W English, B Jurges & B Herman for actions in World Series
  • Nov 3 Kitei Son runs world record marathon (2:26:42)
  • Dec 7 23rd CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue bombers defeats Hamilton Tiger Cats, 18-12
  • Dec 7 CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Ham Tigers, 18-12 at Hamilton
  • Dec 9 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
  • Dec 10 As sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
  • Dec 10 White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000
  • Dec 14 Test Cricket debut of "Chuck" Fleetwood-Smith v South Africa, Durban
  • Dec 15 Detroit Lions win NFL championship

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Dec 18 Bradman scores 117 in his 1st Shield cricket match for South Australia

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 24 Bradman scores 233 in 191 mins, SA v Queensland, 28 fours 1 six