August 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Deaths in Sport

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