- 1932 in sports
*Grand Prix racing - "Main article:
1932 Grand Prix season." European Champion: Tazio Nuvolari Baseball
*Brooklyn's major league
baseballteam, known informally until now as the "Superbas", the "Robins", or the "Trolley Dodgers", officially selects the name Brooklyn Dodgers.
New York Yankeesdefeat the Chicago Cubsin the World Series, 4-0. Babe Ruthhits his famous "called shot" home run--which is followed immediately by a Lou Gehrigsolo home run--in Game 3. Basketball
South American Basketball Championship 1932in Santiago, Chileis won by Uruguay. Cricket Field Hockey
* Olympic Games (Men's Competition) in
Los Angeles, United States
** Gold Medal: India
** Silver Medal: Japan
** Bronze Medal: United States
Football( Australian rules football) American Football
Chicago Bearswin the National Football Leaguetitle, defeating the Portsmouth Spartans, 9-0, in the 1932 NFL Playoff Game.
Washington Redskinsare founded. Football (soccer)
June 10- U.S. Open - Gene Sarazen
June 25- British Open - Gene Sarazen
September 4- PGA Championship- Olin DutraMen's amateur
*British Amateur - John De Forest
*U.S. Amateur -
Ross SomervilleWomen's professional
*Women's Western Open -
Jane Weiller Horse Racing
May 7- Burgoo Kingwins the Kentucky Derby Snooker
World Snooker Championship: Joe Davisbeats Clark McConachy30-19 Multi-sport events
1932 Summer Olympicstakes place in Los Angeles, United States
United Stateswins the most medals (103), and the most gold medals (41).
1932 Winter Olympicstakes place in Lake Placid, United States
United Stateswins the most medals (12), and the most gold medals (6).
Toronto Maple Leafswin the Stanley Cup.
Francedefeats the United Statesin the Davis Cup.
Eddie Tolansets the men's world recordfor the 100 meter dash in 10.3 seconds.
Karl Schäferwins the World Figure Skating Championships.
January 14— Tony DeMarco, American boxer
January 15— Jules Maenen, Dutch road bicycle and track cyclist (d. 2007)
January 27— Boris Shakhlin, Russian gymnast (d. 2008)
January 28— Parry O'Brien, American shot put champion
February 9— Daniel Bekker, South African boxer
February 23— Fidel Negrete, Mexican long-distance runner
March 20— Tetsuo Okamoto, Brazilian swimmer
April 14— Eliana Gaete, Chilean hurdler
April 19— Andrea Mead-Lawrence, American alpine skier
May 21— Jean Stablinski, French cyclist of Polish origin
May 23— Jack Foster, New Zealand long-distance runner (d. 2004)
June 3— Sandro Gamba, Italian basketball coach and player
June 12— Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (d. 2002)
June 15— Arnoldo Devonish, Venezuelan athlete
July 4— Aurèle Vandendriessche, Belgian marathon runner
July 22— Doug Kyle, Canadian long-distance runner
August 28— Andy Bathgate, American Hockey Hall of Fameplayer
September 22— Ingemar Johansson, Swedish heavyweight boxer
October 14— Francisco Caballer, Spanish field hockey player
Bernie Faloney— CFL football player (d. 1999)
October 25— Jerzy Pawłowski, Polish fencer (d. 2005)
November 27— Mustapha Larfaoui, Algerian IOC-member and FINA-president
December 8— Charly Gaul, Luxembourgish cyclist (d. 2005)
December 20— Teijiro Tanikawa, Japanese swimmer
February 9— Paul Neumann (56), Austrian swimmer (b. 1875)
April 2— Phar Lap, Australian Horse
April 25— Lia Manoliu, Romanian discus thrower
September 9— Alojz Sokol(61), Slovak athlete from the Kingdom of Hungary (b. 1871)
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