1943 in sports


1943 in sports

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ya2=1945
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"Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II."

Baseball

* World Series: New York Yankees defeats St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1.

Basketball

* The eleventh South American Basketball Championship in Lima is won by Argentina.

Chess

"See", 1943 in chess


=Football (Australian)=

* Victorian Football League - Richmond wins the 47th VFL Premiership (Richmond 12.14 (86) d Essendon 11.15 (81)).


=Football (American)=

* Chicago Bears 41-26 over Washington Redskins in the NFL championship game in Chicago
* Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame quarterback, wins Heisman Trophy.

Golf

Men's professional
*April 9-13 - Masters Tournament - not played due to World War II
*U.S. Open - not played due to World War II
*British Open - not played due to World War II
*May 31 - PGA Championship - not played due to World War IIMen's amateur
*British Amateur - not played due to World War II
*U.S. Amateur - not played due to World War IIWomen's professional
*Women's Western Open - Patty Berg
*Titleholders Championship - not played due to World War II

Horse Racing

* May 1 - Count Fleet wins the Kentucky Derby

Awards

*Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: Gunder Hägg, Track and field
*Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Patty Berg, LPGA golf

Births

* January 1 — Feike de Vries, Dutch water polo player
* January 31 — Richard Quick, American swimming coach
* March 1 — Ben Jipcho, Kenyan athlete
* March 16 — Dave McKenzie, New Zealand long-distance runner
* April 1 — Ad Moolhuijzen, Dutch water polo player
* April 7 — Joaquim Agostinho, Portuguese professional bicycle racer (d. 1984)
* April 20 — Eckart Suhl, German field hockey player
* April 23 — Fighting Harada, Japanese boxer
* April 24 — Ruud Stokvis, Dutch rower
* May 16 — Allan Wood, Australian freestyle swimmer
* May 26 — Erica Terpstra, Dutch swimmer, politician and president of the Dutch Olympic Committee
* June 5 — Buster Mathis, American amateur heavyweight boxer (d. 1995)
* June 6 — Steven Barnett, American water polo player
* June 7 — [http://www.tell-usa.org/totl/13-ABOUT%20the%20AUTHOR.htm Bob Struble, Jr.,] American football quarterback.
* June 8 — Willie Davenport, American athlete (d. 2002)
* June 17 — Peter Doak, Australian swimmer
* July 7 — Jürgen Geschke, East German track cyclist
* July 11 — Pedro Carrasco, Spanish boxer (d. 2001)
* August 7 — Mieke Jaapies, Dutch canoer
* August 12 — Loet Geutjes, Dutch water polo player
* August 17 — Yukio Kasaya, Japanese ski jumper
* September 4 — Giuseppe Gentile, Italian triple jumper
* September 14 — Jan Snijders, Dutch judoka and referee
* October 26 — Diane Gerace, Canadian high jumper
* November 13 — Jay Sigel, American golfer
* November 25 — Rafael Carbonell, Cuban flyweight boxer
* November 25 — Janice Andrew, Australian butterfly swimmer
* November 27 — Herman Suselbeek, Dutch rower
* December 3 — Pentti Kahma, Finnish discus thrower
* December 19 — Ted Salmon, New Zealand field hockey player

Deaths

*January 20 — Attila Petschauer (38), Hungarian fencer (b. 1904)
* March 7 — Akilles Järvinen (37), Finnish athlete (b. 1905)
* July 27 — Herbert Barrett (69), British tennis player (b. 1873)
*September 14 — Ernst Linder (75), Swedish horse rider (b. 1868)
*December 2 — Jaap Meijer (38), Dutch track cyclist (b. 1905)


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