August 1943 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 25th 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Andy Roxburgh, football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2nd Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player
  • 4th Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)
  • 4th Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper
  • 7th Giorgio Alverà, Italy, bobsledder (WC 1975 gold), (d. 2013)
  • 9th Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 10th Shafqat Rana, Pakistani cricket batsman (5 Tests 1964-69)
  • 13th Gary Ilman, US, 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964)
  • 14th Barrie Leadbeater, English cricketer and umpire, born in Harehills, Leeds
  • 17th Yukio Kasaya, Japan, 70m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 18th Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician
  • 26th Ulf Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 30th Jean Claude Killy, alpine skier (Olympic-3 golds-1968), born in Paris, France

Deaths in Sport

  • 6th Tom Garrett, cricketer (last survivor of 1st Test in 1877), dies
  • 14th Joe Kelley, American baseball player (b. 1871)