August 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 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

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17th 51st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR GC Dayton Ohio

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 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
  • 25th Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)

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29th Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • 30th 69th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk

Birthdays in Sport

  • 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)
  • 13th Midori Ito, ice skater (Oly-silver-92), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 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 Pavel Kamentsev, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 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, golfer (1995 British Open-12th), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 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.

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28th Pierre Turgeon, Rouyn Quebec, NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens)

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon
  • 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

  • 9th George P Marshall, NFL president (Washington Redskins), dies at 72

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31st Rocky Marciano, former heavyweight champ, dies in a plane crash at 45

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano