Monthly Archives: October 2019

British Sports Hall of Fame 1950: Charlie Elliott, Rinty Monaghan, Graham Sharpe and Haydn Tanner

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame for 1950 are: Charlie Elliott (Horse Racing) – winner of fourteen English classics and one of the most stylish jockeys of his era. He tied for the jockeys championship in 1923 … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1929: Tilden’s seventh US Open, Frank Devlin’s fifth succesive badminton title, Nevers rushes for 6 TDs in a game, first Monaco Grand Prix, Borg’s 32nd swimming record, England footballers lose to an overseas nation for the first time.

Some of the notable events in sport in 1929:- Steel shafts for golf clubs are authorised in Britain and first made by Spaldings of Putney. Walter Hagen retains the Open golf title to win his fourth Open championship. Britain win … Continue reading

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