1929 in sports


1929 in sports

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yp2=1927
yp3=1928
year=1929
ya1=1930
ya2=1931
ya3=1932
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dp2=1900s
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=Football (American)=

*January 1 - Rose Bowl - Georgia Tech 8, California 7: The highlight (or lowilght) of the game occurred when California's Roy Riegels ran the wrong way that would eventually be the outcome of the game as Georgia Tech scored on a safety 4 plays later.
*Green Bay Packers win National Football League title.
*November 28 - Ernie Nevers rushes for 6 touchdowns for Chicago Cardinals against Chicago Bears.

Football (soccer)

England

*First Division - Sheffield Wednesday win the 1928-29 title.
*FA Cup - Bolton Wanderers beat Portsmouth 2-0.

Golf

*May 7-10 - British Open - Walter Hagen
*June 30 - U.S. Open - Bobby Jones
*December 7 - PGA Championship - Leo Diegel
*British Amateur - Cyril Tolley
*U.S. Amateur - Harrison R. Johnston

Horse Racing

* May 18 - Clyde Van Dusen wins the Kentucky Derby

Ice Hockey

*Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins defeat New York Rangers 2-0
** March 28 New York Rangers 0 2 at Boston Bruins
** March 29 Boston Bruins 2 1 at New-York Rangers

Lacrosse

*The Intercollegiate Lacrosse League is renamed the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).

Snooker

*World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Tom Dennis 19-14

Births

* January 10 — Toon Pastor, Dutch boxer
* February 15 — Graham Hill, English motor racing champion (d. 1975)
* February 18 — Hannie Termeulen, Dutch freestyle swimmer (d. 2001)
* March 11 — Alfred Tonello, French cyclist (d. 1996)
* March 24 — Franz Krienbühl, Swiss speed skater (d. 2002)
* April 10 — Mike Hawthorn, English motor racing champion (d. 1959)
* April 19 — Eddie Crook, Jr., American boxer (d. 2005)
* April 19 — Duilio Loi, Italian boxer
* July 1 — Ödön Földessy, Hungarian long jumper
* July 5 — Jimmy Carruthers, Australian boxer (d. 1990)
* August 14 — Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)
* September 6 — Hein van der Zee, Dutch boxer (d. 1991)
* September 10 — Arnold Palmer, American golfer
* September 17 — Stirling Moss, English motor racing champion
* November 2 — Carwyn James, rugby coach (d. 1983)
* December 19 — Pentti Hämäläinen, Finnish boxer (d. 1984)
* December 23 — Costa Pereira, Portuguese football (soccer) goalkeeper (d. 1990)

Deaths

*January 24 — Wilfred Baddeley, British tennis player (b. 1872)
* October 31 — Norman Pritchard (54), Indian athlete and actor (b. 1875)


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