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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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British Sports Hall of Fame 1947: Benny Lynch, Marjorie Pollard, Herbert Sutcliffe and Joyce Wethered

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame for 1947 are: Benny Lynch (Boxing) –  a brilliant flyweight with a devastating punch who was world champion from 1935 to 1938.  He won the NBA version of the title by … Continue reading

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