1941 in sports
1941 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War II
- Minnesota Golden Gophers National college football champions.
- Chicago Bears win 37–9 over New York Giants for the NFL championship.
- Columbus Bullies win the American Football League championship with a record of 5–1–2.
- Chicago Bears win only meeting vs. Green Bay Packers in the playoffs. On January 23, 2011, they will meet again in the playoffs. It is the biggest rivalry in football.
- At a college game in Youngstown, Ohio, game officials use a penalty flag for the first time.
- Victorian Football League
- New York Yankees win the World Series, beating Brooklyn Dodgers by 4 games to 1
- Ted Williams records a season batting average of .406; it is the last time any major leaguer will hit over .400
- Joe DiMaggio's 56–game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16)
- Masters Tournament – Craig Wood
- U.S. Open – Craig Wood
- British Open – not played due to World War II
- PGA Championship – Vic Ghezzi
- 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:
- Indianapolis 500 – Floyd Davis and Mauri Rose share the Noc-Out Hose Clamp Special Wetteroth-Offenhauser in the 29th running of the May classic
The Boat Race
- Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is not contested due to World War II
- 1941 New Zealand rugby league season
- 1941 NSWRFL season
- 1940-41 Northern Rugby Football League Wartime Emergency League season / 1941-42 Northern Rugby Football League Wartime Emergency League season
- Five Nations Championship series is not contested due to World War II
Speed Skating World Championships
- not contested due to World War II
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – not contested
- Australian Women's Singles Championship – not contested
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – not contested
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – not contested
- French Men's Singles Championship – Bernard Destremau (France) defeats Henri Cochet (France) 8–6, 6–2
- French Women's Singles Championship – Alice Weiwers (Luxembourg) † details to be ascertained
- American Men's Singles Championship – Bobby Riggs (USA) defeats Frank Kovacs (USA) 5–7, 6–1, 6–3, 6–3
- American Women's Singles Championship – Sarah Palfrey Cooke (USA) defeats Pauline Betz Addie (USA) 7–5, 6–2
- 1941 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested
- Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – Joe DiMaggio, Major League Baseball
- Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Betty Hicks Newell, golf