Events in Sport in 1937

  • Jan 1 23rd Rose Bowl: #3 Pittsburgh beats #5 Washington, 21-0
  • Jan 1 3rd Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 21-14
  • Jan 1 3rd Orange Bowl: #14 Duquesne beats Mississippi State, 13-12

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 5 Fingleton & Bradman make record stand of 346 for 6th wkt

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 6 Bradman scores 270 Aust v England at the MCG, incl 110 singles

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 19 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Jan 30 30th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne beats Emily Hood Westacott (6-3, 5-7, 6-4)
  • Jan 30 30th Men's Australian Championships: Vivian McGrath beats John Bromwich (6-3, 1-6, 6-0, 2-6, 6-1)
  • Feb 3 Don Bradman scores 212 (in 441 minutes!) in 5th cricket test v England
  • Feb 10 Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400m (5:14.2)
  • Feb 12 Cleveland (now Los Angeles) Rams granted an NFL franchise
  • Feb 13 Bradman scores 123 SA v Queensland, 165 mins, 10-4s 1-6 in cricket
  • Feb 13 NFL Boston Redskins move to Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 27 Bradman scores 169 in 5th Test Cricket v England in 223 minutes
  • Mar 19 96th Grand National: Evan Williams aboard Royal Mail wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 25 Lionel Conacher misses on 1st Stanley Cup penalty shot

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 26 Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice & replace his 40 with 36 oz bat

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 4 4th Masters Golf Tournament: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 283

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • Apr 12 Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft at Rugby, England.
  • Apr 15 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 3 games to 2
  • Apr 19 41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20
  • May 8 63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2
  • May 9 Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
  • May 12 St Louis Cards beat Philadelphia Phillies, 15-3
  • May 15 62nd Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 1:58.4

Sport awardGolf Major

May 30 20th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pittsburgh FC Aspinwall PA

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • May 30 Pitcher Carl Hubbell's 24th consecutive victory
  • May 30 61,756, second largest crowd in Polo Grounds history, sees Dodgers ends Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak at 24
  • May 30 42nd Men's French Championships: Henner Henkel beats Bunny Austin (6-1, 6-4, 6-3)
  • May 30 42nd Women's French Championships: Hilde Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 6-4)
  • May 31 Brooklyn Dodgers snap NY Giant Carl Hubbell's 24-game winning streak
  • May 31 Indianapolis 500: Wilbur Shaw wins in 4:24:07.861 (182.789 km/h)
  • Jun 1 Chicago White Sox Bill Dietrich no-hits St Louis Browns, 8-0
  • Jun 5 69th Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 6 Phillies trailing 8-2 to St Louis, forfeit game
  • Jun 12 41st US Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 13 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 22 Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 26 Test cricket debut of Len Hutton v NZ at Lord's, scores 0 & 1
  • Jul 2 57th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Don Budge beats G von Cramm (6-3 6-4 6-2)
  • Jul 2 50th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothy Little beats J JÄ™drzejowska (6-2 2-6 7-5)
  • Jul 5 Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer
  • Jul 7 5th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 8-3 at Griffith Stadium, Wash
  • Jul 9 72nd British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 290 at Carnoustie Golf Links
  • Jul 25 31st Tour de France won by Roger Lapebie of France
  • Jul 27 32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • Jul 30 Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base & registers no put outs
  • Aug 5 Ranger (US) beats Endeavour II (England) in 17th America's Cup
  • Aug 14 Detroit Tigers score 36 runs in double header vs St Louis Browns
  • Aug 30 Joe Louis beats Tommy Farr in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 1 4th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 6, Green Bay 0 (84,560)
  • Sep 4 Doris Kopsky, becomes 1st NABA woman cycling champion (4:22.4)
  • Sep 10 2nd American Football League plays 1st game (LA 21, Pittsburgh 0)
  • Sep 10 Cleveland (Los Angeles) Rams plays their 1st NFL game, lose 28-0
  • Sep 11 57th U.S. Men's National Championship: Don Budge beats Gottfried von Cramm (6-1, 7-9, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1)
  • Sep 11 51st U.S. Women's National Championship: Anita Lizana beats Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (6-4, 6-2)
  • Sep 17 1st NFL game in Washington, D.C.; Redskins beat NY Giants 13-3
  • Sep 23 Yankees lose 9-5 but clinch pennant when Red Sox beat Detroit
  • Sep 29 Frans Slaats bicycles world record time (45,563 km)
  • Sep 30 6th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Southport & Ainsdale, England
  • Oct 10 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 1 in 34th World Series
  • Nov 3 Maurice Archambaud bicycles world record for distance in one hour (45.796 km)
  • Nov 3 NHL Howie Morenz Memorial Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 6-5 in Mont
  • Nov 30 3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB)

AgreementContract of Interest

Dec 7 Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Dec 11 25th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
  • Dec 12 Washington Redskins win NFL championship
  • Dec 12 1938 NFL Draft: Corbett Davis from University of Indiana first pick by Cleveland Rams
  • Dec 21 O'Reilly completes 14-98 for cricket match, NSW v South Aust
  • Dec 27 Bradman scores 246 SA v Queensland, 364 mins, 20 fours
  • Dec 27 German immigration officials with no explanation bar Juan Carlos Zabala (Arg), 1932 Olympic marathon champion, from entering Germany