1942 in sports

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Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War II

1942 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football edit

Association football edit

Australian rules football edit

Baseball edit

Basketball edit

NBL Championship


Cricket edit


  • There is no first-class cricket in England or Australia due to World War II. A few first-class matches are played in the West Indies, South Africa[1] and New Zealand but are not part of any official competition.
  • Former England international Andy Ducat dies of a heart attack on 23 July during a game at Lord's Cricket Ground whilst playing for his unit of the Home Guard from Surrey against another from Sussex.[2]


West Indies

Cycling edit

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skating edit

World Figure Skating Championships

Golf edit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racing edit


Hurdle races

Flat races

Ice hockey edit

Motor racing edit


  • No major races are held anywhere worldwide due to World War II

Rowing edit

The Boat Race

Rugby league edit

Rugby union edit

Speed skating edit

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis edit





Davis Cup

  • 1942 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

Awards edit

Notes edit

a Owing to government bans on weekday sport, the Melbourne Cup was run on a Saturday from 1942 to 1944.

References edit

  1. ^ First-Class Matches in South Africa 1941–42
  2. ^ Sengupta, Arunabha. "Unique oxymoron: The only time when the scoreboard read — 'not out dead'". www.cricketcountry.com. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Barbados v Trinidad". www.cricketarchive.co.uk. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Cycling-Tour de France list of winners". Eurosport UK. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  5. ^ a b Young, William H.; Young, Nancy K. (17 September 2010). World War II and the Postwar Years in America: A Historical and Cultural Encyclopedia [2 volumes]: A Historical and Cultural Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 361. ISBN 978-0-313-35653-7.
  6. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 2 January 2022.