Sporting Highlights for 1947

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1947.

This year, Jackie Robinson became the first black man to play major league baseball, when he was signed to a contract by the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Nancye Wynne Bolton won the Australian Open for the fourth time, part of her six career wins at the event. Margaret Osborne duPont and Louise Brough Clapp, two other six-time grand slam winners took the Wimbledon and the US Open.

Jack Kramer had already won the US Open for his first grand slam title at the US Open the previous year and followed it up with two grand slam wins that year taking the Wimbledon and the US Open. His success though did not continue in the future and finished his career with three slams that he had won by the end of that year.

Ben Hogan is one of the few players to have won all the four majors at least once. He won the U.S. Open for the first time that year for his second major win. He also won the PGA Championship the same year which was his second win at the event.

The Tour de France returned after a seven year break due to the world war. Frenchman Jean Robic secured three stages and won the race by a close margin of 3min 58secs.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1947.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Dinny Pails and Nancye Bolton
April Golf Masters won by Jimmy Demaret (2nd win)
May Tennis French Open won by Joseph Asboth and Patricia Todd
June Golf US Open won by Lew Worsham
July the Cycling Tour de France won by Jean Robic
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Jack Kramer and Margaret Osborne
July Golf British Open won by Fred Daly
Aug Golf US PGA won by Jim Ferrier
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Jack Kramer and Louise Brough
Oct The Baseball World Series won by New York Yankees

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

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