1924 in sports

1924 in sports

in?=in sports
cp=19th century
c=20th century
cf=21st century


=Baseball (Major League)=

*Washington Senators def. New York Giants (4-3) in the World Series.

=Baseball (Negro League)=

*Kansas City Monarchs (NNL) defeats Hilldale (ECL) 5 games to 4 with 1 tie in the first official Negro League World Series.
*The pitcher Nip Winters wins a record 27 games for Hilldale in the ECL regular season.

=Football (American)=

*Cleveland Bulldogs win National Football League title

Football (Australian rules football)

* Victorian Football League
** Essendon wins the 28th VFL Premiership (under the finals system used, no grand final was played)
** Brownlow Medal awarded for the first time, to Edward Greeves (Geelong).

Football (soccer)


*First Division - Huddersfield Town win the 1923-24 title.
*FA Cup - Newcastle United beat Aston Villa 2-0.


*June 4-6 - U.S. Open - Cyril Walker
*June 24-27 - British Open - Walter Hagen
*September 20 - PGA Championship - Walter Hagen
*British Amateur - Ernest Holderness
*U.S. Amateur - Bobby Jones

=Hockey (Field)=

* The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is founded on January 7 in Paris by seven member states: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Hungary, Spain, and Switzerland.

=Hockey (Ice)=

* Montreal Canadiens win their 2nd Stanley Cup, defeating the Calgary Tigers 2 games to 0.

Horse Racing

* May 17 - Black Gold wins the Kentucky Derby

Multi-sport events

*1924 Summer Olympics takes place in Paris, France
**United States wins the most medals (99), and the most gold medals (45).
*1924 Winter Olympics, the first Winter Olympics, takes place in Chamonix, France
**Norway wins the most medals (17), and both Norway and Finland win the most gold medals (4).


* July 18 — Inge Sørensen, Danish female swimmer
* September 5 — Nick Carter, New Zealand cyclist (d. 2003)
* September 22 — Norvel Lee, American boxer (d. 1992)
* September 27 — Magnar Estenstad, Norwegian cross country skier (d. 2004)
* September 29 — Esther Brand, South African athlete
* October 10 — Balbir Singh Sr., Indian field hockey player
* October 11 — Mal Whitfield, American athlete


* March 8 — Ernestus Greven (38), Dutch athlete (b. 1885)

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