August 1969 in Sport

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Events in Sport

Events 1 - 19 of 19

1st - 36th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
3rd - Reds beats Phillies 19-17
3rd - Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
6th - Balt Orioles pull their 3rd triple play (5-4-3 vs KC Royals)
10th - Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
10th - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Stroh's-WBLY Golf Open
11th - Pittsburgh Steelers beat NY Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)
12th - Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million
14th - NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant
17th - 51st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR GC Dayton Ohio
17th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Southgate Ladies' Golf Open
17th - NY Jets beat NY Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season)
19th - Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0
23rd - Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno
23rd - France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
24th - Carol Mann wins LPGA Tournament of Champs Golf Tournament
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray FloydGolfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd 25th - Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)
29th - Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench
30th - 69th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 71 of 71

1st - Graham Thorpe, cricketer (England LHB Century on Test debut 1993)
1st - Kevin Jarvis, Lexington KY, pitcher (Cin Reds)
2nd - Cedric Ceballos, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)
2nd - Erik Meijer, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Uerdingen)
2nd - Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer
3rd - Doug Overton, NBA guard (Phila 76ers, Denver Nuggets)
4th - Lee O'Leary, Compton CA, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
4th - Norm Casola, CFL slot back (Toronto Argonauts)
5th - Halle Cioffi, tennis star, born in Cleveland, Ohio
5th - James Fuller, NFL/WLAF safety (N O Saints, Frankfurt Galaxy, Scotland)
5th - Robert Scott, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
5th - Vasbert Conniel Drakes, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI ODI 1995)
5th - Venkatesh Prasad, cricketer (consistent Indian Test pace bowler 1996-)
6th - Roberto Lanckohr, soccer player (MVV)
6th - Simon Doull, cricket medium pacer (NZ)
7th - Dave Smits, soccer player (Willem II)
7th - Jodi Figley, LPGA golfer
7th - Keith Cash, NFL tight end (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders)
7th - Ludovit Tatos, Lynnwood Wash, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
7th - Travis Brown, Durango Colo, cyclist (Olympics-96)
8th - Jerome Henderson, NFL cornerback (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles)
9th - Troy Percival, Fontana CA, pitcher (California Angels)
10th - Iain Fraser, Scarborough, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
11th - Dave Pashko, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 CPGA Winter Tour), born in Toronto, Ontario
11th - Wilfried Elzinga, soccer player (FC Twente)
12th - Lincoln Coleman, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
12th - Nate Gwynne, Davis California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
12th - Stuart Williams, cricketer (West Indian opening batsman 1994- )
13th - Alex Fernandez, Miami Beach FL, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
14th - Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer
15th - Eric Bieniemy, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
15th - James Black, Regina, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
15th - Mark Heese, beach volleyballer (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
15th - Yancey Thigpen, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
16th - Ben Coates, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
16th - Carl Henkel, Torrance California, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
17th - Christian Laettner, NBA forward/center (Atlanta Hawks, Oly-gold-92)
17th - Ed Cunningham, NFL center (Arizona Cardinals)
17th - Maria Strandlund, Akersberga Sweden, tennis star (1987 Futures NOR)
18th - Isaac Austin, NBA center (Miami Heat)
19th - Scott Ford, Norbrooke Germany, golfer (1994 Trafalgar CPGA-2nd)
19th - Kirk Herbstreit, American football analyst (College GameDay)
19th - Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
20th - Bart Spark, soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
20th - Francisco Torres, jockey
21st - Andujar Cedeno, La Romana Dom Rep, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
21st - Josee Chouinard, Rosemont Quebec, figure skater (Olymp-9th-1994)
22nd - Hipolito Pichardo, Esperanza Dom Rep, pitcher (KC Royals)
22nd - Maurice Graef, soccer player (VVW, Roda JC)
23rd - Clayton Holmes, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
23rd - Jeremy Schaap, American sportswriter
25th - Catriona Matthew, Edinburgh Scotland, golfer (1995 British Open-12th)
25th - Derek Fung, Hong Kong, Canadian Tour golfer
25th - Elly Hakami, tennis star, born in San Francisco, California
25th - Mike Gisler, corner (New England Patriots)
25th - Mike Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
25th - Vivek Razdan, cricket pace bowler (Indian Test 1989-90)
26th - Mike Gisler, NFL guard/center (NE Patriots)
26th - Nicole Arendt, Somerville NJ, tennis star (1996 Aust doubles finalist)
26th - Ricky Bottalico, New Britain CT, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
27th - Kipp Vickers, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
27th - Mark Ealham, cricketer (Kent & England Test all-rounder 1996)
27th - Steven Van Randwijck, field hockey player (Olympics-96), born in Washington, D.C.
NHL Star Pierre TurgeonNHL Star Pierre Turgeon (28th) 28th - Pierre Turgeon, Rouyn Quebec, NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens)
29th - Brady Katytman, Greece NY, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
29th - Jerry Simons, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Vitesse)
30th - Jerold Jeffcoat, WLAF defensive tackle (Scottish Claymores)
31st - Andrei Trefilov, Kirovo Russia, NHL goalie (Buffalo Sabres, Oly-S-98)
31st - Javagal Srinath, cricketer (Indian right-arm pace bowler since 1991)
31st - Nathan Minchey, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
31st - Victor Alexander, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

9th - George P Marshall, NFL president (Washington Redskins), dies at 72
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky MarcianoHeavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano (31st) 31st - Rocky Marciano, former heavyweight champ, dies in a plane crash at 45

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