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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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World Sports Hall of Fame 1937: Frank Burge, Johan Grottumsbraten, Sonja Henie and Fred Perry

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1937 are:   Frank Burge (Australia – Rugby League) – one of the greatest forwards in the history of rugby league, who was noted for his scoring ability. On the … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1936: Jackie Brown, Tich Freeman, Fred Perry and Elisha Scott

The inductees to my British Sports Hall of Fame for 1936 are: Jackie Brown (Boxing) – one of the finest British boxers of the 1930s.  In October 1932 he won the world flyweight title from Young Perez who was retired from … Continue reading

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