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World Sports History Timeline 1931-1940



Year Soccer Athletics Baseball Cricket Tennis Football (NFL) Hockey Basketball Golf Championships
1931 First Division - Arsenal win the 1930-31 title, becoming the first Southern club to do so.

FA Cup - West Bromwich Albion beat Birmingham City 2-1.
World Series: The St. Louis Cardinals (101-53, NL) defeated the Philadelphia Athletics (107-45, AL) four games to three. Stumps made higher (28 inches not 27) and wider (nine inches not eight – this was optional until 1947). Grand Slam in tennis men's results:

Australian Open - Jack Crawford
French Open - Jean Borotra
Wimbledon championships - Sidney Wood
US Open - H. Ellsworth Vines

Grand Slam in tennis women's results:

Australian Open - Coral Buttsworth
French Open - Cilly Ausem
Wimbledon championships - Cilly Aussem
US Open - Helen Wills Moody

Davis Cup - France wins 3-2 over Great Britain
Green Bay Packers win the NFL title with a 13-2 record. Northwestern University wins the College Basketball Title. US Open - Billy Burke

British Open - Tommy D. Armour

PGA Championship - Tom Creavy
World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Tom Dennis 25-21
1932 First Division - Everton win the 1931-32 title.

FA Cup - Newcastle United beat Arsenal 2-1.
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. 25 June-28 June, London - India plays its first Test match, against England. England win by 159 runs. Chicago Bears win the National Football League title, defeating the Portsmouth Spartans, 9-0, in the 1932 NFL Playoff Game. India won the Gold Medal in Los Angeles Olympic Games (Men's Competition) The South American Basketball Championship 1932 in Santiago, Chile is won by Uruguay. Gene Sarazen wins both the US Open (golf) and the British Open.

Olin Dutra wins the PGA Championship.
World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Clark McConachy 30-19

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).
1933 First Division - Arsenal win the 1932-33 title.

FA Cup - Everton beat Manchester City 3-0.
New York Giants defeat Washington Senators in the World Series, 4-1. England, employing bodyline tactics, beat Australia 4-1 at cricket to regain the Ashes. Chicago Bears defeat the New York Giants in the first National Football League championship game 23-21 at Wrigley Field.       World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Willie Smith 25-18
1934 >1934 World Cup held in Italy - Italy beat Czechoslovakia 2-1 in the final.

First Division - Arsenal win the 1933-34 title.
FA Cup - Manchester City beat Portsmouth 2-1.
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. Ranji Trophy is stindian-records-internationalsed in India New York Giants 30-13 Chicago Bears for the 1934 NFL title.   The South American Basketball Championship 1934 in Buenos Aires is won by Argentina. The Masters: Horton Smith World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Tom Newman 25-23
1935 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.
Detroit Tigers defeat Chicago Cubs in the World Series, 4-2. Detroit Lions 26-7 New York Giants for the NFL championship   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.
The Masters - Gene Sarazen fired a double eagle on the 15th hole in the final round to force an 18-hole playoff in which Sarazen would win the next day. World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Willie Smith 25-20
1936 First Division - Sunderland win the 1935-36 title.

FA Cup - Arsenal beat Sheffield United 1-0, thanks to a Ted Drake goal.
World Series: New York Yankees defeat the New York Giants, 4-2. Green Bay Packers 21-6 Boston Redskins for the NFL championship. The game was moved from Boston to New York's Polo Grounds.
India won the Gold Medal in Berlin Olympic Games (Men's Competition)     World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Horace Lindrum 34-27

1936 Summer Olympics takes place in Berlin, Germany
Germany wins the most medals (89), and the most gold medals (33).
Jesse Owens wins four gold medals.
The first torch relay takes place from Olympia, Greece.

1936 Winter Olympics takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Norway wins the most medals (15), and the most gold medals (7).
1937 First Division - Manchester City win the 1936-37 title.

FA Cup - Sunderland beat Preston North End 3-1.
World Series: New York Yankees defeat New York Giants, 4-1. Start of 1st women's cricket test match in England, against Australia at Northampton Washington Redskins win the NFL title their first year in Washington after moving from Boston. They defeated the Chicago Bears 28-21 in Chicago.   Eurobasket 1937: Lithuania win the second European basketball championship.

The fifth South American Basketball Championship in Valparaíso and Santiago is won by Chile.
  World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Horace Lindrum 32-29
1938 1938 World Cup held in France - Italy retain their title, beating Hungary 4-2 in the final.

First Division - Arsenal win the 1937-38 title.

FA Cup - Preston North End beat Huddersfield Town 1-0.
World Series: New York Yankees defeat the Chicago Cubs, 4-0. Test Match Cricket is broadcast on television for the first time, with coverage of the second test of The Ashes series between England and Australia being shown live from Lord's Cricket Ground on the BBC Television Service. American, Don Budge becomes the first male tennis player to complete the Grand Slam in tennis of all 4 Championships. New York Giants 23-17 Green Bay Packers for the NFL title.   The sixth South American Basketball Championship in Lima is won by Peru.   World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Sidney Smith 37-24
1939 First Division - Everton win the 1938-39 title.

FA Cup - Portsmouth beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-1.
World Series: New York Yankees defeat Cincinnati Reds, 4-0. Alice Marble wins Wimbledon Ladies' Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles, US Open Women's Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles, as well as Associated Press Athlete of the Year. Green Bay Packers defeat the New York Giants 27-0 for the NFL title. It was the first shutout in a championship game. The game was played in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   The third European basketball championship, Eurobasket 1939, is won by Lithuania.

The seventh South American Basketball Championship in Rio de Janeiro is won by Brazil.
  World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Sidney Smith 43-30
1940   The 1940 Summer Olympics to be held in Helsinki, were cancelled due to outbreak of World War II. The major international athletics event of the year was thus the annual Finland-Sweden athletics international, held at the new Helsinki Olympic Stadium, exceptionally held as a tripple international between Finland, Sweden and Germany. The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Detroit Tigers in the World Series, 4 games to 3. Chicago Bears Crush Washington Redskins 73-0 for the NFL championship.   The eighth South American Basketball Championship in Montevideo is won by Uruguay. Masters Jimmy Demarest World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Fred Davis 37-36
Year Soccer Athletics Baseball Cricket Tennis Football (NFL) Hockey Basketball Golf Championships


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