1939 in sports

1939 in sports describes the year's events in world sports.

Years in sports: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
Years: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942
Note — Several annual sporting events did not take place in 1939, because of the outbreak of World War II.

Alpine skiingEdit

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 9th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are held at Zakopane, Poland. The events are a downhill, a slalom and a combined race in both the men's and women's categories. The winners are:

American footballEdit

Association footballEdit

England

Spain

Germany

Italy

Portugal

France

AthleticsEdit

  • September 17 – Taisto Mäki breaks the 10,000 m world record, becoming the first man to run the distance inside half an hour.

Australian rules footballEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

NBL Championship

Events

BoxingEdit

Events

Lineal world champions[2]

CricketEdit

Events

England

Australia

India

South Africa

New Zealand

CyclingEdit

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skatingEdit

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racingEdit

Steeplechases

Hurdle races

Flat races

Ice HockeyEdit

MotorsportEdit

Nordic skiingEdit

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

SnookerEdit

Speed skatingEdit

Speed Skating World Championships

TennisEdit

Australia

England

France

USA

Events

Davis Cup

AwardsEdit

NotesEdit

a Awarded retrospectively by the SANFL in 1998.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First televised football game, Waynesberg vs Fordham, 1939". American Sportscasters Online. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone
  3. ^ Webber, Roy; The Playfair Book of Cricket Records; p. 316. Published 1951 by Playfair Books.