Events in Sport in 1943

  • Jan 1 29th Rose Bowl: #2 Georgia beats #13 UCLA, 9-0
  • Jan 1 9th Sugar Bowl: #7 Tennessee beats #4 Tulsa, 14-7
  • Jan 1 9th Orange Bowl: #10 Alabama beats #8 Boston College, 37-21
  • Jan 14 Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
  • Jan 23 Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • Jan 28 Chic Blackhawks beats NY Rangers 10-1, Max Bentley scores 4 goals
  • Jan 28 Forward Doug Bentley sets NHL record with 5 points in a game
  • Feb 2 Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
  • Feb 9 NL seeks buyer for Phillies as owner Gerry Nugent falls in arrears
  • Feb 17 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio enlists into the US army
  • Feb 18 William D Cox buys Philadelphia Phillies
  • Mar 13 Baseball approves official ball (with cork & balata)

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Mar 19 In their third match, Jake LaMotta finally defeats Jimmy Reeves by knocking him out in the sixth round

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • Mar 30 5th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: U of Wyoming beat Georgetown 46-34
  • Apr 7 NFL adopts free substitution rule
  • Apr 8 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • Apr 8 1943 NFL Draft: Frank Sinkwich from University of Georgia first pick by Detroit Lions
  • Apr 19 47th Boston Marathon won by Gerard Cote of Canada in 2:28:25.8
  • Apr 20 Braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg
  • May 1 69th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:04
  • May 8 68th Preakness: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4
  • May 21 Fastest 9 inning AL baseball game (89 mins), White Sox beat Senators
  • Jun 5 75th Belmont: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:28.2
  • Jun 5 President Laurel was shot around 4 times with a 45 caliber pistol while playing golf at the Wack Wack Golf Course in Mandaluyong
  • Jun 17 Player-manager Joe Cronin of Red Sox hits two 3-run pinch home runs
  • Jun 19 NFL's Philadelphia Eagles & Pittsburgh Steelers merge, (dissolves on Dec 5)
  • Jul 2 Indians score 12 runs in 4th inning & beat Yankees 12-0
  • Jul 13 11th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Shibe Park, Philadelphia
  • Jul 18 Giants & Phillies strand record 30 baserunners, NY wins, 10-6
  • Aug 25 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)
  • Sep 6 Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in AL (16y 8 ms) of the A's
  • Sep 6 63rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Joseph R. Hunt beats Jack Kramer (6-3, 6-8, 10-8, 6-0)
  • Sep 6 57th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-3, 5-7, 6-3)
  • Sep 8 NY Giants' pitcher Ace Adams sets record by working in his 62nd game
  • Oct 11 NY Yankees beat Cards 4 games to 1, in 40th World Series, to become 1st team to win 10 World Series
  • Oct 19 Yankee 2nd baseman Joe Gordon announces his retirement

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Oct 31 Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Bkln (48-10)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • Nov 7 Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL

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Nov 11 Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Nov 14 Chic Bear Sid Luckman passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Giants (56-7)
  • Nov 23 Philadelphia Phillies owner William D Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team
  • Nov 27 31st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Flying Wildcats defeat Winn Bombers, 23-14
  • Dec 3 9th Heisman Trophy Award: Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (QB)
  • Dec 4 Commissioner Landis announces any baseball club may sign Negroes
  • Dec 5 NFL Philadelphia Eagle-Pitts Steeler merger dissolves
  • Dec 22 Manufacturers get permission to use synthetic rubber for baseball core
  • Dec 26 Chicago Bears win NFL championship, defeating Washington Redskins 41-21 in Chicago
  • Dec 30 Phillies trade Babe Dahlgren to Pitts for Babe Phelps & cash