1935 in sports
1935 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 5th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are held at Mürren, Switzerland. The events are a downhill, a slalom and a combined race in both the men's and women's categories. The winners are:
- Men's Downhill – Franz Zingerle (Austria)
- Men's Slalom – Anton Seelos (Austria)
- Men's Combined – Anton Seelos (Austria)
- Women's Downhill – Christl Cranz (Germany)
- Women's Slalom – Anny Rüegg (Switzerland)
- Women's Combined – Christl Cranz (Germany)
- Detroit Lions defeat 26–7 New York Giants for the NFL championship
- SMU Mustangs national college football champions
- First Heisman Trophy presented to Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago
- The Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia was founded
- January 25 – São Paulo Futebol Clube founded.
- First Division – Arsenal win the 1934–35 title, becoming only the second team to win the title three times in a row.
- FA Cup – Sheffield Wednesday beat West Bromwich Albion 4–2.
- Origin of the DFB-Pokal, which is Germany's premier national cup competition, in the institution of the "Tschammer-Pokal", a competition with Nazi affiliations that is terminated at the end of World War II. It is then restored as the DFB-Pokal in the 1952–53 season.
- National Championship – FC Schalke 04 6–4 VfB Stuttgart
- Tschammer-Pokal – 1. FC Nuremberg 2–0 FC Schalke 04 in Düsseldorf
- Detroit Tigers defeat Chicago Cubs 4–2 in the World Series
- On May 25, Babe Ruth has a last hurrah, hitting three home runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The final one, the last of his 714 career home runs, sets a baseball record that stood for 39 years. This homer is the first to clear the right field grandstand at Forbes Field and is measured at 600 feet (183 m).
- June 2 – Babe Ruth announces he is going to retire from the sport.
- The Winnipeg Maroons win the Northern League championship.
- Eurobasket 1935, won by Latvia, is the first European international basketball championship.
- The fourth South American Basketball Championship in Rio de Janeiro is won by Argentina.
- 13 June – James J. Braddock defeats Max Baer over fifteen rounds at Long Island City to win the World Heavyweight Championship
Lineal world champions
- World Heavyweight Championship – Max Baer → James J. Braddock
- World Light Heavyweight Championship – Bob Olin → John Henry Lewis
- World Middleweight Championship – vacant
- World Welterweight Championship – Jimmy McLarnin → Barney Ross
- World Lightweight Championship – vacant → Tony Canzoneri
- World Featherweight Championship – vacant
- World Bantamweight Championship – Panama Al Brown → Baltazar Sangchili
- World Flyweight Championship – vacant → Benny Lynch
- Vuelta a España – The first edition of what will eventually become of one road bicycle racing's Grand Tours is raced and won by Gustaaf Deloor.
- Masters Tournament – Gene Sarazen fired a double eagle on the 15th hole in the final round to force an 18-hole playoff which Sarazen would win the next day.
- U.S. Open – Sam Parks, Jr.
- British Open – Alf Perry
- PGA Championship – Johnny Revolta
- Australia – Melbourne Cup won by
- Canada – Queen's Plate won by
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by
- Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by
- English Triple Crown Races:
- United States Triple Crown Races:
- 4 April to 9 April – Montreal Maroons sweep Toronto Maple Leafs 3–0 to win the Stanley Cup
- Norway – The Norwegian Ice Hockey League was established
- European Championship won by Rudolf Caracciola for Mercedes-Benz
- 30 May – Kelly Petillo wins 23rd running of Indianapolis 500 in the Gilmore Speedway Special Wetteroth-Offenhauser in 4:42:22.77.
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
The Boat Race
- 1935 European Rugby League Championship / 1935–36 European Rugby League Championship
- 1935 New Zealand rugby league season
- 1935 NSWRFL season
- 1934–35 Northern Rugby Football League season / 1935–36 Northern Rugby Football League season
Speed Skating World Championships
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – Jack Crawford (Australia) defeats Fred Perry (Great Britain) 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
- Australian Women's Singles Championship – Dorothy Round Little (Great Britain) defeats Nancy Lyle Glover (Australia) 1–6, 6–1, 6–3
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Fred Perry (Great Britain) defeats Gottfried von Cramm (Germany) 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Helen Wills Moody (USA) defeats Helen Jacobs (USA) 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
- French Men's Singles Championship – Fred Perry (Great Britain) defeats Gottfried von Cramm (Germany) 6–3, 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
- French Women's Singles Championship – Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling (Germany) defeats Simone Mathieu (France) 6–2, 6–1
- American Men's Singles Championship – Wilmer Allison (USA) defeats Sidney Wood (USA) 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
- American Women's Singles Championship – Helen Jacobs (USA) defeats Sarah Palfrey Cooke (USA) 6–2, 6–4
- 1935 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – Great Britain at 5–0 United States (14) Centre Court, Wimbledon (grass) London, United Kingdom
- Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – Joe Louis, Boxing
- Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Helen Wills Moody, Tennis