A year that saw the end of the Années Folles, France’s Roaring Twenties, as Black Thursday (29 October) triggered the Wall Street Crash and plunged the world into the greatest economic crisis it had ever known.
Meanwhile, at Roland-Garros:
- France’s legendary Four Musketeers came together in the men’s doubles final, with René Lacoste and Jean Borotra getting the better of Jacques Brugnon and Henri Cochet.
- Lacoste saw off Borotra to claim the men’s singles crown.
- In the women’s competition, Helen Wills lifted the trophy for the second year running.
- What they wore: It was pleated skirts, visors and cardigans all the way for the women. Among the men, the Four Musketeers embodied the style of the Roaring Twenties better than anyone. Borotra sported a baggy white shirt with sleeves occasionally rolled up, a Basque beret and espadrilles, while Lacoste, complete with a cap, wore a large white V-necked pullover with striped cuffs away from the court.