1935 in sports
1935 in sports describes the year’s events in world sport.
- 1 Alpine skiing
- 2 American football
- 3 Association football
- 4 Australian rules football
- 5 Baseball
- 6 Basketball
- 7 Boxing
- 8 Cricket
- 9 Cycling
- 10 Golf
- 11 Horse racing
- 12 Ice hockey
- 13 Motor racing
- 14 Nordic skiing
- 15 Rowing
- 16 Rugby league
- 17 Rugby union
- 18 Snooker
- 19 Speed skating
- 20 Tennis
- 21 Awards
- 22 Notes
- 23 References
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 New York Giants 26–7 for the NFL championship
- Rose Bowl (1934 season):
- Minnesota Golden Gophers – college football national championship shared with SMU Mustangs
- First Heisman Trophy presented to Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago
- The Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia was 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
- January 25 – São Paulo Futebol Clube founded.
- 5 October – Collingwood wins the 39th VFL Premiership, defeating South Melbourne 11.12 (78) to 7.16 (58) in the 1935 VFL Grand Final
- Brownlow Medal awarded to Haydn Bunton, Sr. (Fitzroy)
- 5 October – South Adelaide wins their first premiership since 1899, beating Port Adelaide 15.9 (99) to 13.13 (91)
- Magarey Medal awarded to Jack Cockburn (South Adelaide)
- 12 October – West Perth win their seventh premiership, defeating Subiaco 11.8 (74) to 7.9 (51)
- Sandover Medal awarded to Lou Daily (Subiaco) and George Krepp (Swan Districts)[a]
- 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
- England tour the West Indies, and tie a four-Test series at one win each with two draws
- 9 March – The inaugural Ranji Trophy final begins a season after the death of K. S. Ranjitsinhji, in whose memory the trophy was awarded
- County Championship – Yorkshire
- Minor Counties Championship – Middlesex Second Eleven
- Most runs – Wally Hammond 2,616 @ 49.37 (HS 252)
- Most wickets – Tich Freeman 212 @ 21.51 (BB 8–40)
- South Africa defeat England one Test to nil with four draws
- Sheffield Shield – Victoria
- Most runs – Jack Fingleton 880 @ 58.66 (HS 134)
- Most wickets – Chuck Fleetwood-Smith 63 @ 20.34 (BB 8–113)
- Romain Maes wins the 29th Tour de France
- Francisco Cepeda becomes the first rider to die during a Tour de France when he falls from his bike descending into a ravine
- Vasco Bergamaschi of Maino wins the 23rd Giro d'Italia
- 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 Marabou
- Canada – Queen's Plate won by Sally Fuller
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Samos
- Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Museum
- 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
a The medal was originally awarded to Daily on a “casting vote”, but it was forgotten that a countback would decide the medal in the event of tie – so both were given the medal after this error was discovered, since Krepp would have won outright had the countback been done first.