Tag Archives: Bill Tilden

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 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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World Sports Hall of Fame 1931: Albert Rosenfeld, Bill Tilden, Kinue Hitomi and Ville Ritola

My choices for the Hall of Fame for 1931 are: Albert Rosenfeld (Australia – Rugby League) – after touring England as a member of the Australian team in 1908/9 he signed for Huddersfield and set many scoring records, some of … Continue reading

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Tennis:US Open Records

The US Open has been contested since 1881 for men and 1887 for women. It became open to professional players in 1968  and the distinction is made in the lists below. Winner of most Men’s Singles titles Before 1968: 7 Richard … Continue reading

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