1934 in sports


1934 in sports

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Athletics

*June 9 — Swiss runner Lina Aebersold sets a new word record in the women's 20 km walk in Zürich: 1:59:02.

Marathon

* September 9 — flagicon|ITA European Championships Marathon, Turin, Italy
**Men's Winner: Arnas Toivonen (FIN) 2:52:29

Baseball

* July 10 - In the second Major League Baseball All-Star Game, played at the Polo Grounds in New York City, left-handed pitcher Carl Hubbell sets a record by striking out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, and Joe Cronin consecutivley. The catcher was Gabby Hartnett and the American League won 9-7.
* St. Louis Cardinals defeat Detroit Tigers in the World Series, 4-3. Brothers Dizzy Dean and Paul Dean each won two games for the "Gas House Gang" Cardinals. The Detroit Tigers gave up a great battle in the series but fell short a game.

Basketball

* The South American Basketball Championship 1934 in Buenos Aires is won by Argentina.

Football (Australian rules football)

* Victorian Football League
** Richmond wins the 38th VFL Premiership (Richmond 19.14 (128) d South Melbourne 12.17 (89))
** Brownlow Medal awarded to Dick Reynolds (Essendon)

American Football

* New York Giants 30-13 Chicago Bears for the 1934 NFL title.

* Minnesota Golden Gophers National college football champions.

Football (soccer)

*1934 World Cup held in Italy - Italy beat Czechoslovakia 2-1 in the final.
* November 14 - England beat Italy 3-2 in the "Battle of Highbury".

England

* First Division - Arsenal win the 1933-34 title.
* FA Cup - Manchester City beat Portsmouth 2-1.

Golf

Men's professional
*March 22-25 - Masters Tournament - Horton Smith
*June 7-9 - U.S. Open - Olin Dutra
*June 26-29 - British Open - Henry Cotton
*July 30 - PGA Championship - Paul RunyanMen's amateur
*British Amateur - Lawson Little
*U.S. Amateur - Lawson LittleWomen's professional
*Women's Western Open - Marian McDougall

Horse Racing

* May 5 - Cavalcade wins the Kentucky Derby

Ice hockey

* September 18 - The Norwegian Ice Hockey Federation was founded.

Snooker

*World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Tom Newman 25-23

Yacht racing

*The New York Yacht Club retains the America's Cup as "Rainbow" defeats British challenger "Endeavour", of the Royal Yacht Squadron, 4 races to 2

Multi-sport events

* 10th Far Eastern Championship Games held in Manila, Philippine Islands

Awards

*Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Virginia Van Wie, LPGA golf
*Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: Dizzy Dean, Major League Baseball

Births

* January 2 — Don Gambril, American swimming coach
* January 8 — Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)
* January 9 — Bart Starr, American football player
* February 26 — Ali Brakchi, Algerian-French long jumper
* March 10 — Gergely Kulcsár, Hungarian athlete
* March 17 — Osvaldo Suárez, Argentine long-distance runner
* March 24 — Alice Whitty, Canadian high jumper
* May 3 — Henry Cooper, British boxer
* May 6 — Hans Junkermann, German cyclist
* May 26 — Michael Rawson, British track and field athlete
* June 8 — Ragnar Skanåker, Swedish pistol shooter
* June 13 — Lucjan Brychczy, Polish football (soccer) player
* June 21 — Kenneth Matthews, English race walker
* June 26 — Toru Goto, Japanese swimmer
* July 24 — Geertje Wielema, Dutch freestyle and backstroke swimmer
* August 19 — Bill Cleary, American ice hockey player
* August 19 — Ronald Jones, British track and field athlete
* September 6 — Michel Vermeulin, French cyclist
* September 16 — Elgin Baylor, American basketball player
* October 14 — Horacio Accavallo, Argentine flyweight boxer
* November 23 — Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player

Deaths

*March 23 - Sir Donald Mann, donor of the Mann Cup (b. 1853)


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