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1935 in sports

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1935 in sports

1935 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

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Alpine skiing

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 5th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are held at Mürren, Switzerland. The events are a downhill, a slalom and a combined race in both the men's and women's categories. The winners are:

  • Men's Downhill – Franz Zingerle (Austria)
  • Men's Slalom – Anton Seelos (Austria)
  • Men's Combined – Anton Seelos (Austria)
  • Women's Downhill – Christl Cranz (Germany)
  • Women's Slalom – Anny Rüegg (Switzerland)
  • Women's Combined – Christl Cranz (Germany)
  • American football

  • Detroit Lions defeat New York Giants 26–7 for the NFL championship
  • Rose Bowl (1934 season):
  • The Alabama Crimson Tide won 29-13 over the Stanford Indians to share the college football national championship
  • Minnesota Golden Gophers – college football national championship shared with SMU Mustangs
  • First Heisman Trophy presented to Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago
  • The Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia was founded
  • Association football

    England

  • First Division – Arsenal win the 1934–35 title, becoming only the second team to win the title three times in a row.
  • FA Cup – Sheffield Wednesday beat West Bromwich Albion 4–2.
  • Spain

  • La Liga won by Betis Balompié
  • Germany

  • Origin of the DFB-Pokal, which is Germany's premier national cup competition, in the institution of the "Tschammer-Pokal", a competition with Nazi affiliations that is terminated at the end of World War II. It is then restored as the DFB-Pokal in the 1952–53 season.
  • National Championship – FC Schalke 04 6–4 VfB Stuttgart
  • Tschammer-Pokal – 1. FC Nuremberg 2–0 FC Schalke 04 in Düsseldorf
  • Italy

  • Serie A won by Juventus
  • Portugal

  • The inaugural Primeira Liga is won by F.C. Porto
  • France

  • French Division 1 won by Sochaux-Montbéliard
  • Brazil

  • January 25 – São Paulo Futebol Clube founded.
  • Australian rules football

    VFL Premiership

  • 5 October – Collingwood wins the 39th VFL Premiership, defeating South Melbourne 11.12 (78) to 7.16 (58) in the 1935 VFL Grand Final
  • Brownlow Medal awarded to Haydn Bunton, Sr. (Fitzroy)
  • South Australian National Football League

  • 5 October – South Adelaide wins their first premiership since 1899, beating Port Adelaide 15.9 (99) to 13.13 (91)
  • Magarey Medal awarded to Jack Cockburn (South Adelaide)
  • Western Australian National Football League

  • 12 October – West Perth win their seventh premiership, defeating Subiaco 11.8 (74) to 7.9 (51)
  • Sandover Medal awarded to Lou Daily (Subiaco) and George Krepp (Swan Districts)
  • Baseball

  • Detroit Tigers defeat Chicago Cubs 4–2 in the World Series
  • MVPs:
  • American League: Hank Greenberg, Detroit Tigers
  • National League: Gabby Hartnett, Chicago Cubs
  • On May 25, Babe Ruth has a last hurrah, hitting three home runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The final one, the last of his 714 career home runs, sets a baseball record that stood for 39 years. This homer is the first to clear the right field grandstand at Forbes Field and is measured at 600 feet (183 m).
  • June 2 – Babe Ruth announces he is going to retire from the sport.
  • The Winnipeg Maroons win the Northern League championship.
  • Japanese club Hanshin Tigers, officially founded in Osaka on December 10.
  • Basketball

    Events

  • Eurobasket 1935, won by Latvia, is the first European international basketball championship.
  • The fourth South American Basketball Championship in Rio de Janeiro is won by Argentina.
  • Boxing

    Events

  • 13 June – James J. Braddock defeats Max Baer over fifteen rounds at Long Island City to win the World Heavyweight Championship
  • Lineal world champions

  • World Heavyweight Championship – Max Baer → James J. Braddock
  • World Light Heavyweight Championship – Bob Olin → John Henry Lewis
  • World Middleweight Championship – vacant
  • World Welterweight Championship – Jimmy McLarnin → Barney Ross
  • World Lightweight Championship – vacant → Tony Canzoneri
  • World Featherweight Championship – vacant
  • World Bantamweight Championship – Panama Al Brown → Baltazar Sangchili
  • World Flyweight Championship – vacant → Benny Lynch
  • Cricket

    Events

  • England tour the West Indies, and tie a four-Test series at one win each with two draws
  • 9 March – The inaugural Ranji Trophy final begins a season after the death of K. S. Ranjitsinhji, in whose memory the trophy was awarded
  • England

  • County Championship – Yorkshire
  • Minor Counties Championship – Middlesex Second Eleven
  • Most runs – Wally Hammond 2,616 @ 49.37 (HS 252)
  • Most wickets – Tich Freeman 212 @ 21.51 (BB 8–40)
  • South Africa defeat England one Test to nil with four draws
  • Australia

  • Sheffield Shield – Victoria
  • Most runs – Jack Fingleton 880 @ 58.66 (HS 134)
  • Most wickets – Chuck Fleetwood-Smith 63 @ 20.34 (BB 8–113)
  • South Africa

  • Currie Cup – Transvaal
  • India

  • Bombay Quadrangular – Muslims
  • Ranji Trophy – Bombay defeat Northern India by 208 runs
  • New Zealand

  • Plunket Shield – Canterbury
  • West Indies

  • Inter-Colonial Tournament – British Guiana
  • Cycling

    Tour de France

  • Romain Maes wins the 29th Tour de France
  • Francisco Cepeda becomes the first rider to die during a Tour de France when he falls from his bike descending into a ravine
  • Giro d'Italia

  • Vasco Bergamaschi of Maino wins the 23rd Giro d'Italia
  • Vuelta a España

  • The first edition of what will eventually become of one road bicycle racing's Grand Tours is raced and won by Gustaaf Deloor.
  • Golf

    Men's professional

  • Masters Tournament – Gene Sarazen fired a double eagle on the 15th hole in the final round to force an 18-hole playoff which Sarazen would win the next day.
  • U.S. Open – Sam Parks, Jr.
  • British Open – Alf Perry
  • PGA Championship – Johnny Revolta
  • Men's amateur

  • British Amateur – Lawson Little
  • U.S. Amateur – Lawson Little
  • Women's professional

  • Women's Western Open – Opal Hill
  • Horse racing

    Steeplechases

  • Cheltenham Gold Cup – Golden Miller
  • Grand National – Reynoldstown
  • Flat races

  • Australia – Melbourne Cup won by Marabou
  • Canada – Queen's Plate won by Sally Fuller
  • France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Samos
  • Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Museum
  • English Triple Crown Races:
    1. 2,000 Guineas Stakes – Bahram
    2. Epsom Derby – Bahram
    3. St. Leger Stakes – Bahram
  • United States Triple Crown Races:
    1. Kentucky Derby – Omaha
    2. Preakness Stakes – Omaha
    3. Belmont Stakes – Omaha
  • Ice hockey

  • 4 April to 9 April – Montreal Maroons sweep Toronto Maple Leafs 3–0 to win the Stanley Cup
  • Norway – The Norwegian Ice Hockey League was established
  • Motor racing

  • European Championship won by Rudolf Caracciola for Mercedes-Benz
  • 30 May – Kelly Petillo wins 23rd running of Indianapolis 500 in the Gilmore Speedway Special Wetteroth–Offenhauser in 4:42:22.77.
  • Nordic skiing

    FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

  • 9th FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1935 are held at Vysoké Tatry, Czechoslovakia
  • Rowing

    The Boat Race

  • 6 April — Cambridge wins the 87th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
  • Rugby league

  • 1935 European Rugby League Championship / 1935–36 European Rugby League Championship
  • 1935 New Zealand rugby league season
  • 1935 NSWRFL season
  • 1934–35 Northern Rugby Football League season / 1935–36 Northern Rugby Football League season
  • Rugby union

  • 48th Home Nations Championship series is won by Ireland
  • Snooker

  • World Snooker Championship – Joe Davis beats Willie Smith 25–20
  • Speed skating

    Speed Skating World Championships

  • Men's All-round Champion – Michael Staksrud (Norway)
  • Tennis

    Australia

  • Australian Men's Singles Championship – Jack Crawford (Australia) defeats Fred Perry (Great Britain) 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
  • Australian Women's Singles Championship – Dorothy Round Little (Great Britain) defeats Nancy Lyle Glover (Australia) 1–6, 6–1, 6–3
  • England

  • Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Fred Perry (Great Britain) defeats Gottfried von Cramm (Germany) 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
  • Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Helen Wills Moody (USA) defeats Helen Jacobs (USA) 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
  • France

  • French Men's Singles Championship – Fred Perry (Great Britain) defeats Gottfried von Cramm (Germany) 6–3, 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
  • French Women's Singles Championship – Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling (Germany) defeats Simonne Mathieu (France) 6–2, 6–1
  • USA

  • American Men's Singles Championship – Wilmer Allison (USA) defeats Sidney Wood (USA) 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
  • American Women's Singles Championship – Helen Jacobs (USA) defeats Sarah Palfrey Cooke (USA) 6–2, 6–4
  • Davis Cup

  • 1935 International Lawn Tennis Challenge –  Great Britain at 5–0  United States (14) Centre Court, Wimbledon (grass) London, United Kingdom
  • Awards

  • Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – Joe Louis, Boxing
  • Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Helen Wills Moody, Tennis
  • References

    1935 in sports Wikipedia


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