1932 in sports

1932 in sports

in?=in sports
cp=19th century
c=20th century
cf=21st century


Auto racing

*Grand Prix racing - "Main article: 1932 Grand Prix season." European Champion: Tazio Nuvolari


*Brooklyn's major league baseball team, known informally until now as the "Superbas", the "Robins", or the "Trolley Dodgers", officially selects the name Brooklyn Dodgers.
*The New York Yankees defeat the Chicago Cubs in the World Series, 4-0. Babe Ruth hits his famous "called shot" home run--which is followed immediately by a Lou Gehrig solo home run--in Game 3.


* The South American Basketball Championship 1932 in Santiago, Chile is won by Uruguay.


*25 June-28 June, London - India plays its first Test match, against England. England win by 159 runs.

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)

* Victorian Football League
** Richmond wins the 36th VFL Premiership (Richmond 13.14 (92) d Carlton 12.11 (83))
** Brownlow Medal awarded to Haydn Bunton, Sr (Fitzroy)

American Football

*Chicago Bears win the National Football League title, defeating the Portsmouth Spartans, 9-0, in the 1932 NFL Playoff Game.
*The Washington Redskins are founded.

Football (soccer)


* First Division - Everton win the 1931-32 title.
* FA Cup - Newcastle United beat Arsenal 2-1.


Men's professional
*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 King wins the Kentucky Derby


*World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Clark McConachy 30-19

Multi-sport events

*1932 Summer Olympics takes place in Los Angeles, United States
**United States wins the most medals (103), and the most gold medals (41).

*1932 Winter Olympics takes place in Lake Placid, United States
**United States wins the most medals (12), and the most gold medals (6).

*The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.
*France defeats the United States in the Davis Cup.
*Eddie Tolan sets the men's world record for the 100 meter dash in 10.3 seconds.
*Karl Schäfer wins the World Figure Skating Championships.


*Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: Gene Sarazen, PGA golf
*Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Babe Didrikson, Track and field


* 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 Fame player
* 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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