1936 in sports
1936 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
|Years in sports:||1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s|
|Years:||1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939|
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 6th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are held at Innsbruck, Austria. The events are a downhill, a slalom and a combined race in both the men's and women's categories. The winners are:
- Rose Bowl (1935 season):
- Minnesota Golden Gophers – college football national championship; first season in which a national champion was declared by the AP Poll.
- Green Bay Packers defeated the Boston Redskins 21–6 for the NFL championship. The game was moved from Boston to New York's Polo Grounds
- First NFL Draft held
- Second American Football League (AFL) founded
- Cleveland Rams founded by Homer Marsh as part of AFL
- First Division – Sunderland win the 1935–36 title.
- FA Cup – Arsenal beat Sheffield United 1–0, thanks to a Ted Drake goal.
- Victorian Football League
- South Australian National Football League
- 1 August: Glenelg 14.9 (93) defeat South Adelaide 9.32 (86) despite having 23 scoring shots against South’s 41. The eighteen-shot deficit is the greatest deficit in scoring shots by a winning team in a major Australian Rules league.
- 3 October: Port Adelaide 13.19 (97) defeat Sturt 14.10 (94) for their first premiership since 1929 and their eleventh overall. It is the only SANFL Grand Final where the winning team scored fewer goals than the losing team.
- Magarey Medal won by Bill McCallum (Norwood)
- Western Australian National Football League
- Japanese Baseball League, as predecessor for Japan Central League and Pacific League of Japan, a first officially game held on February 9.
- Plans are announced for a Baseball Hall of Fame to 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 Mathewson and Walter Johnson are 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 Yankees defeat the New York Giants, 4–2.
- Nagoya Baseball Club, as predecessor for Chunichi Dragons, officially founded in Japan on January 15.
- 19 June – in one of boxing’s biggest-ever upsets, Max Schmeling knocks out Joe Louis at 2:29 of round 12 at New York's Yankee Stadium
Lineal world champions
- World Heavyweight Championship – James J. Braddock
- World Light Heavyweight Championship – John Henry Lewis
- World Middleweight Championship – vacant
- World Welterweight Championship – Barney Ross
- World Lightweight Championship – Tony Canzoneri → Lou Ambers
- World Featherweight Championship – vacant
- World Bantamweight Championship – Sixto Escobar → Tony Marino → Sixto Escobar
- World Flyweight Championship – vacant → Benny Lynch
- County Championship – Derbyshire
- Minor Counties Championship – Hertfordshire
- Most runs – Patsy Hendren 2,654 @ 47.39 (HS 202)
- Most wickets – Hedley Verity 216 @ 13.18 (BB 9–12)
- India play a three-Test series of England, losing two and drawing one
- Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Charlie Barnett, Bill Copson, Alf Gover, Vijay Merchant, Stan Worthington
- Sheffield Shield – South Australia
- Most runs – Don Bradman 1,173 @ 130.33 (HS 369)
- Most wickets – Frank Ward 50 @ 20.94 (BB 6–47)
- Currie Cup – not contested
- Inter-Colonial Tournament – British Guiana
- Sylvère Maes wins the 30th Tour de France
- Gino Bartali of Legnano wins the 24th Giro d'Italia
- Olympic Games (Men's Competition) in Berlin won by India
- Masters Tournament – Horton Smith
- U.S. Open – Tony Manero
- British Open – Alf Padgham
- PGA Championship – Denny Shute
- May 8 – jockey Ralph Neves was involved in a racing accident at Bay Meadows Racetrack in San Mateo, California and 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".
- Australia – Melbourne Cup won by Wotan
- Canada – Queen's Plate won by Monsweep
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Corrida
- Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Raeburn
- English Triple Crown Races:
- United States Triple Crown Races:
- The Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup Championship 3 games to 1 over the Toronto Maple Leafs
- Combining this with the Detroit Tigers World Series win and the Detroit Lions NFL Championship, in 1935, Detroit played home to the Championship teams in the MLB, NFL, and NHL in one 12-month period. This feat has yet to be duplicated by any other city.
- The infamous 1936 Summer Olympics take place in Berlin
- 1936 Winter Olympics takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
- Norway wins the most medals (15) and the most gold medals (7)
- Inaugural World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Women is held in Stockholm
Speed Skating World Championships
1936 Winter Olympics (Men)
- 500m – gold medal: Ivar Ballangrud (Norway)
- 1500m – gold medal: Charles Mathiesen (Norway)
- 5000m – gold medal: Ivar Ballangrud (Norway)
- 10000m – gold medal: Ivar Ballangrud (Norway)
1936 Winter Olympics (Women)
- not contested
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – Adrian Quist (Australia) defeats Jack Crawford (Australia) 6–2, 6–3, 4–6, 3–6, 9–7
- Australian Women's Singles Championship – Joan Hartigan Bathurst (Australia) defeats Nancye Wynne Bolton (Australia) 6–4, 6–4
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Fred Perry (Great Britain) defeats Gottfried von Cramm (Germany) 6–1, 6–1, 6–0
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Helen Jacobs (USA) defeats Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling (Denmark) 6–2, 4–6, 7–5
- French Men's Singles Championship – Gottfried von Cramm (Germany) defeats Fred Perry (Great Britain) 6–0, 2–6, 6–2, 2–6, 6–0
- French Women's Singles Championship – Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling (Germany) defeats Simonne Mathieu (France) 6–3, 6–4
- American Men's Singles Championship – Fred Perry (Great Britain) defeats Don Budge (USA) 2–6, 6–2, 8–6, 1–6, 10–8
- American Women's Singles Championship – Alice Marble (USA) defeats Helen Jacobs (USA) 4–6, 6–3, 6–2