August 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 36th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
  • Aug 3 Reds beats Phillies 19-17
  • Aug 3 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • Aug 6 Balt Orioles pull their 3rd triple play (5-4-3 vs KC Royals)
  • Aug 10 Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
  • Aug 10 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Stroh's-WBLY Golf Open
  • Aug 11 Pittsburgh Steelers beat NY Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)
  • Aug 12 Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million
  • Aug 14 NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 17 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
  • Aug 17 Carol Mann wins LPGA Southgate Ladies' Golf Open
  • Aug 17 NY Jets beat NY Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season)
  • Aug 19 Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0
  • Aug 23 Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno
  • Aug 23 France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
  • Aug 24 Carol Mann wins LPGA Tournament of Champs Golf Tournament
  • Aug 25 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 29 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
  • Aug 30 69th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Graham Thorpe, cricketer (England LHB Century on Test debut 1993)
  • Aug 1 Kevin Jarvis, Lexington KY, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Aug 2 Cedric Ceballos, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)
  • Aug 2 Erik Meijer, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Uerdingen)
  • Aug 2 Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer
  • Aug 3 Doug Overton, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets)
  • Aug 4 Lee O'Leary, Compton CA, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • Aug 4 Norm Casola, CFL slot back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Aug 5 Halle Cioffi, tennis star, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 5 James Fuller, NFL/WLAF safety (N O Saints, Frankfurt Galaxy, Scotland)
  • Aug 5 Robert Scott, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 5 Vasbert Conniel Drakes, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI ODI 1995)
  • Aug 5 Venkatesh Prasad, cricketer (consistent Indian Test pace bowler 1996-)
  • Aug 6 Roberto Lanckohr, soccer player (MVV)
  • Aug 6 Simon Doull, cricket medium pacer (NZ)
  • Aug 7 Dave Smits, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Aug 7 Jodi Figley, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 7 Keith Cash, NFL tight end (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders)
  • Aug 7 Ludovit Tatos, Lynnwood Wash, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Aug 7 Travis Brown, Durango Colo, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 8 Jerome Henderson, NFL cornerback (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 9 Troy Percival, Fontana CA, pitcher (California Angels)
  • Aug 10 Iain Fraser, Scarborough, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Aug 11 Dave Pashko, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 CPGA Winter Tour), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 11 Wilfried Elzinga, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Aug 12 Lincoln Coleman, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 12 Nate Gwynne, Davis California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Aug 12 Stuart Williams, cricketer (West Indian opening batsman 1994- )
  • Aug 13 Alex Fernandez, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 13 Midori Ito, ice skater (Oly-silver-92), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 14 Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer
  • Aug 15 Eric Bieniemy, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
  • Aug 15 James Black, Regina, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Aug 15 Mark Heese, beach volleyballer (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 15 Pavel Kamentsev, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • Aug 15 Yancey Thigpen, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Aug 16 Ben Coates, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 16 Carl Henkel, Torrance California, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 17 Christian Laettner, NBA forward/center (Atlanta Hawks, Oly-gold-92)
  • Aug 17 Ed Cunningham, NFL center (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Aug 17 Maria Strandlund, Akersberga Sweden, tennis star (1987 Futures NOR)
  • Aug 18 Isaac Austin, NBA center (Miami Heat)
  • Aug 19 Scott Ford, Norbrooke Germany, golfer (1994 Trafalgar CPGA-2nd)
  • Aug 19 Kirk Herbstreit, American football analyst (College GameDay)
  • Aug 19 Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
  • Aug 20 Bart Spark, soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
  • Aug 20 Francisco Torres, jockey
  • Aug 21 Andujar Cedeno, La Romana Dom Rep, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
  • Aug 21 Josee Chouinard, Rosemont Quebec, figure skater (Olymp-9th-1994)
  • Aug 22 Hipolito Pichardo, Esperanza Dom Rep, pitcher (KC Royals)
  • Aug 22 Maurice Graef, soccer player (VVW, Roda JC)
  • Aug 23 Clayton Holmes, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Aug 23 Jeremy Schaap, American sportswriter
  • Aug 25 Catriona Matthew, golfer (1995 British Open-12th), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Aug 25 Derek Fung, Hong Kong, Canadian Tour golfer
  • Aug 25 Elly Hakami, tennis star, born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 25 Mike Gisler, corner (New England Patriots)
  • Aug 25 Mike Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 25 Vivek Razdan, cricket pace bowler (Indian Test 1989-90)
  • Aug 26 Mike Gisler, NFL guard/center (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 26 Nicole Arendt, Somerville NJ, tennis star (1996 Aust doubles finalist)
  • Aug 26 Ricky Bottalico, New Britain CT, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Aug 27 Kipp Vickers, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Aug 27 Mark Ealham, cricketer (Kent & England Test all-rounder 1996)
  • Aug 27 Steven Van Randwijck, field hockey player (Olympics-96), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon
  • Aug 29 Brady Katytman, Greece NY, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Aug 29 Jerry Simons, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Vitesse)
  • Aug 30 Jerold Jeffcoat, WLAF defensive tackle (Scottish Claymores)
  • Aug 31 Andrei Trefilov, Kirovo Russia, NHL goalie (Buffalo Sabres, Oly-S-98)
  • Aug 31 Javagal Srinath, cricketer (Indian right-arm pace bowler since 1991)
  • Aug 31 Nathan Minchey, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Aug 31 Victor Alexander, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)

Deaths in Sport

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano