Category Archives: Sports History

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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The History of Sport 1928: Amsterdam Olympics – Nurmi’s ninth gold, women’s athletics and gymnastics. Winter Olympics in St.Moritz-Grafstrom’s third gold. Swinton win Rugby League Grand Slam, Dixie Dean scores sixty goals

Some of the main events in sport in 1928. The 1928 Winter Olympics takes place at St Moritz in Switzerland Norway wins the most medals (15) and the most gold medals (6) Gillis Grafstrom wins his third successive title at … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1927: Babe Ruth hits sixty home runs for the all conquering Yankees, the first Ryder Cup, Greyhound Derby, Champion Hurdle and World table tennis championship, the ‘Long Count’ heavyweight title fight.

  Some of the main events in sport in 1927 In football Cardiff City 1–0 Arsenal in the final of the FA Cup.  This victory remains the only time the competition has been won by a club outside England. New … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1926: Gertrude Ederle is the first woman to swim the Channel, the first British Grand Prix, Molla Mallory’s eighth US Open, Bobby Jones makes golf history, Huddersfield’s hat-trick of league titles.

      Some of the notable events in sport in 1926: Huddersfield Town are the first team to win the English Football League championship title three times in succession. The Second Women’s World Games for athletics are held in … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1925: First Pro Basketball League, The All-Black Invincibles Complete Their Undefeated Tour and Bill Tilden’s Sixth Successive US Open Tennis Title

Some of the main events in sports from 1925. In football the IFAB reforms the offside law, reducing the number of opposing players required to be in front of the attacker for him to be onside from three to two. … Continue reading

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The History of Sport -1924: The First Winter Olympics, “Chariots of Fire” and the Flying Finns at the Paris Summer Olympics, the First Cheltenham Gold Cup

Some of the main events of 1924 in sport: Huddersfield win the English League in football by 0.02 goals from Cardiff when the title was decided by goal average.  This is the smallest margin the title has been won by. … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1923: First Wembley FA Cup Final, The First Le Mans Endurance Race, Suzanne Lenglen’s fifth successive Wimbledon title, Johnny Kilbane loses his world boxing crown after eleven years

Some of the notable events in sport in 1923 FA Cup final – Bolton Wanderers 2–0 West Ham United at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London. The match, known as the “White Horse Final” because a white police horse helped to clear … Continue reading

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