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

Sport awardGolf Major

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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 (Cincinnati 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 (Philadelphia 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.

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano