August 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 2nd 1st test of a yellow baseball (Dodgers vs Cardinals)
  • 5th 33rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (3-2)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

7th Leo Durocher, hits 2,000th Dodger home run

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 17th Henry Armstrong wins his 3rd concurrent boxing championship

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

20th Lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & last grand slam

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 26th Montreal Maroons dropped from NHL
  • 31st 5th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 28, Washington 16 (74,250)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 2nd Brunhilde Hendrix, German FR, relay runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
  • 5th Hayes Wendell Jones, Sturksville Mich, 110m hurdler (Oly-gold-1964)
  • 7th Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb, rugby international/journalist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

9th Rod Laver, Australian tennis ace (1962, 1969 Grand Slam), born in Rockhampton, Queensland,

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • 9th Otto Rehhagel, German football manager
  • 14th Betsy Cullen, LPGA golfer
  • 19th Valentin Mankin, USSR, finn class yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 22nd Paul Maguire, American football commentator

Deaths in Sport

  • 14th Hugh Trumble, cricketer (32 Tests for Australia, 141 wickets), dies
  • 14th J J Kelly, cricketer (36 Tests for Aust 1896-1905, stumped 20), dies