- 1936 in sports
May 8: Jockey Ralph Neveswas involved in a racing accident at Bay Meadows Racetrack in San Mateo, Californiaand mistakenly pronounced dead. A while later, he woke up in the morgue and promptly returned to the racetrack but was not allowed to compete in any of the remaining races because of his 'death.'
June 21: First Hungarian Grand Prixheld in Budapest. Auto racing
*Grand Prix racing - "Main article:
1936 Grand Prix season." European Champion: Bernd Rosemeyer Baseball
* Plans are announced for a
Baseball Hall of Fameto be established in 1939, the game's supposed centennial, in Cooperstown, New York. In the first elections to select 15 initial inductees (5 from the 19th century and 10 from the 20th), Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewsonand Walter Johnsonare selected from the 20th century; the election for 19th century players is plagued by problems and results in no selections. See: Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 1936
World Series: New York Yankeesdefeat the New York Giants, 4-2. Boxing
June 19- In one of boxing's all-time biggest upsets, Max Schmelingknocked out Joe Louisat 2:29 of round 12 at New York's Yankee Stadium. Field Hockey
* Olympic Games (Men's Competition) in
** Gold Medal: India
** Silver Medal: Germany
** Bronze Medal: The Netherlands
Football( Australian rules football) American Football
Minnesota Golden GophersNational college footballchampions.
Green Bay Packers21-6 Boston Redskinsfor the NFLchampionship. The game was moved from Bostonto New York's Polo Grounds.
NFL Draftis held.
*The second American Football League was founded.
*The Cleveland Rams were founded by
Homer Marshas part of the AFL II. Football (soccer)
*April 2-5 -
Masters Tournament- Horton Smith
*June 4-6 - U.S. Open -
*June 25-27 - British Open -
*November 23 -
PGA Championship- Denny ShuteMen's amateur
*British Amateur -
*U.S. Amateur - John FischerWomen's professional
*Women's Western Open -
Opal Hill Horse Racing
May 2- Bold Venturewins the Kentucky Derby Ice Hockey
* The Detroit RedWings won the championship in the National Hockey League. Combine this with the Detroit Tigers World Series win and the Detroit Lions NFL Championship in 1934 and in one 12 month period Detroit played home to the Championship teams in the MLB, NFL, and NHL. This feat has yet to be duplicated by any other city.
Speed SkatingWorld Championships for Women held in Stockholm
** Gold Medal:
Kit Klein(United States)
** Silver Medal:
** Bronze Medal:
Synnøve Lie(Norway) Snooker
World Snooker Championship: Joe Davisbeats Horace Lindrum34-27 Multi-sport events
1936 Summer Olympicstakes place in Berlin, Germany
Germanywins the most medals (89), and the most gold medals (33).
Jesse Owenswins four gold medals.
** The first torch relay takes place from Olympia,
1936 Winter Olympicstakes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Norwaywins the most medals (15), and the most gold medals (7).
*Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year:
Jesse Owens, Track and field
*Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year:
Helen Stephens, Track and field
January 14— Reiner Klimke, German equestrian (d. 1999)
February 20— Shigeo Nagashima, Japanese baseball player and coach
March 4— Jim Clark, Scottish motor racing champion (d. 1968)
March 6— Florentino "The Ox" Fernandez, Cuban boxer
April 15— Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist
May 3— José Torres, Puerto Rican boxer
June 2— Vladimir Golubnichy, Soviet race walker
June 18— Denny Hulme, New Zealand motor racing champion (d. 1992)
July 16— Kees Koch, Dutch discus thrower
July 26— Tsutomu Koyama, Japanese volleyball player
August 16— Lindsay Gaze, Australian basketball player and coach
August 17— Arthur Rowe, English shot putter (d. 2003)
September 19— Al Oerter, American discus thrower (d. 2007)
October 1— Bertha Díaz, Cuban track and field athlete
October 30— Polina Astakhova, Soviet/Ukrainian gymnast (d. 2005)
November 10— Claudio "Tripa" Barrientos, Chilean boxer (d. 1982)
November 16— Isaac Berger, Jewish-American weightlifter
December 12— Iolanda Balaş, Romanian athlete
December 13— Andrew Cowan, Scottish rallying champion
December 22— Mieczysław Nowak, Polish weightlifter (d. 2006)
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