On This Day in Sport for August 1

Events in Sport

  • 1909 7th Tour de France won by Francois Faber of Luxembourg
  • 1918 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Braves, 2-0, in 21 innings
  • 1919 Treffers soccer team forms in Groesbeek
  • 1920 Papendrecht soccer team forms

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1928 Babe Ruth hits HR # 42 & is 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936 Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1941 NY Yankee Lefty Gomez walks most (11) in a shutout (Yanks 9, St L 0)
  • 1942 Deurne soccer team forms
  • 1945 SVBO soccer team forms in Barger-Oosterveld
  • 1947 Valleivogels soccer team forms in Scherpenzeel
  • 1950 1st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons)
  • 1953 Red Sox Ben Flowers sets then record of 8 consecutive games in relief
  • 1954 41st Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1957 Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1957 Glen Gorbous throws a baseball a record 136 m (445'10")
  • 1959 New Continental baseball league formed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 Cricketer Richie Benaud rips through England team for Aussie win at Old Trafford

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1962 Boston Red Sox Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1965 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1969 36th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
  • 1971 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
  • 1972 Nate Colbert of SD Padres hits record tying 5 HRs in a double header
  • 1975 41st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Pittsburgh 21, All-Stars 14 (54,103)
  • 1975 Billy Martin replaces Bill Virdon as manager of NY Yankees
  • 1976 21st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada
  • 1976 Seattle Seahawks play 1st (preseason) game (SF 27, Seattle 20)
  • 1977 SF Giant Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th grand slammer

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1978 Braves stop Reds Pete Rose's hitting streak at 44 games

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1980 Gerd Wessig of East Germany set high jump record
  • 1980 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1982 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1982 Greg Louganis, US becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives
  • 1982 Petra Schneider swims world record 400m medley (4:36.10)
  • 1983 New Zealand score their 1st Test Cricket match victory in England
  • 1986 Bert Blyleven becomes 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1987 Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1989 Australia take 3-0 series lead over England to regain Cricket Ashes
  • 1990 Stanton Cook becomes CEO of Chicago Cubs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Italian/Argentine Soccer star Diego Maradona retires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 1993 Missie Berteott wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1993 Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1997 6th World Championships in Athletics open at Athens, Greece
  • 2012 8 Women's badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 summer Olympics for "not using one's best efforts to win a match"

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1856 George Coulthard, Former Australian rules footballer and cricketer (d. 1883)
  • 1861 Sam Jones, cricketer (Australian batsman of 1880's)
  • 1871 John Lester, American cricketer (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (d. 1927)
  • 1900 Otto Nothling, cricketer (Test for Australia 1928, 52 runs aver 26)
  • 1901 Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925)
  • 1910 Mahomed Nissar, cricketer (pioneer Indian opening bowler in Tests)
  • 1920 Sammy Lee, American doctor and platform diver, 1st Asian American to win Olympic Gold (1948, 52), born in Fresno, California (d. 2016)
  • 1921 Jack Kramer, American tennis star (Wimbledon 1947, US Open-1946), born in Las Vegas, Nevada (d.2009)
  • 1924 Frank Worrell, cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain)
  • 1931 Trevor Goddard, cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler)
  • 1933 Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese baseball player
  • 1934 J E F "John" Beck, cricketer (lefty bat in 8 Tests for NZ 1953-56)
  • 1935 Geoff Pullar, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's)
  • 1940 Joan Joyce, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1940 Mervyn Kitchen, English cricketer and umpire, born in Nailsea, Somerset
  • 1943 Andy Roxburgh, football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1947 Chris L. Barnard, Welsh footballer
  • 1952 C L Whittington, WLAF defensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1952 Yajurvindra Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman late 70's)
  • 1955 Arun Lal, cricketer (Indian batsman mid-80's)
  • 1955 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (d. 2006)
  • 1957 Glen Gorbous, Canada, longest throw of a regulation baseball (445'10")
  • 1958 Tor Håkon Holte, Norwegian cross country skier
  • 1961 Andrew Nicholson, UK, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96)
  • 1961 Bart Conner, US, parallel bars gymnist (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1961 Bradford John Faxon Jr, Oceanport NJ, PGA golfer (1986 Provident)
  • 1961 Danny Blind, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/Ajax)
  • 1961 Mike Watkinson, cricketer (England off-spinner all-rounder v WI 1995)
  • 1962 Gertjan Verbeek, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1962 Joetta Clark, 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1962 Traci Phillips, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1964 Andrew Wilson, Australian canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1966 Darryl Hall, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • 1966 Ganesh Mylvaganam, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1966 Horacia de la Pena, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1966 Pat Carter, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1967 Gregg Jefferies, Burlingame CA, infielder (NY Mets, Royals, Phillies)
  • 1967 Lori Endicott, volleyball setter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1968 Rob Carpenter, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968 Stacey Augmon, Pasadena, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers, Hawks)
  • 1969 Graham Thorpe, cricketer (England LHB Century on Test debut 1993)
  • 1969 Kevin Jarvis, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1970 Quentin Coryatt, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970 David James, English footballer
  • 1971 Fred Lester (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971 Julia Chilicki, Somers CT, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Lisa Flood, Scarborough Ontario, 100m Breaststroker (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Shae Sloan, Huntsville TX, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • 1972 Karen Dalton, American diver (Olympics-96), born in Mt View, California
  • 1972 Martin Damm, Czech Republic, tennis star
  • 1972 Matt Dyson, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973 Ben Johnson, cricketer (promising South Australian opening batsman)
  • 1973 Gregg Berhalter, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1973 Mario Bennett, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1973 Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete
  • 1974 Kerwin Waldroup, DL (Detroit Lions)
  • 1974 Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skiing athlete
  • 1976 David Nemirovsky, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1976 Eryn Bulmer, diver (Olympics-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1976 Nwankwo Kanu, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1976 Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer
  • 1976 Søren Jochumsen, Danish footballer
  • 1976 Kevin Joseph, American baseball player
  • 1977 Marc Denis, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1978 Edgerrin James, Immokalee Florida, American football player (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1978 Andy Blignaut, Salisbury, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1979 Junior Agogo, Accra, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1980 Mancini, Ipatinga, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 Stephen Hunt, Port Laoise, Irish footballer
  • 1984 Bastian Schweinsteiger, Kolbermoor, German footballer
  • 1986 Andrew Taylor, Hartlepool, English footballer
  • 1986 Anton Stralman, Tibro, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1986 Elena Vesnina, Sochi, Russian tennis player
  • 1987 Sébastien Pocognoli, Seraing, Belgian footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1986 Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

HeartWedding of Interest

1995 F1 driver Michael Schumacher (26) weds Corinna Betsch in Kerpen, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

Deaths in Sport

  • 1916 Claude Newberry, South African cricket All-rounder (v England 1913-14), dies
  • 1918 John Riley Banister, American cowboy and Texas Ranger (b. 1854)
  • 1929 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian captain pre-WWI), dies
  • 1932 Arnold Fothergill, cricketer (8 wickets in 2 Tests for Eng 1889), dies
  • 1980 Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (b. 1944)
  • 1992 Stanley Dudek, US platform diver (watershows), dies
  • 1993 Ewing Kaufman, founder/owner (KC Royals), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • 2001 Korey Stringer, American football player (b. 1974)
  • 2010 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket international player and referee/umpire (b. 1910)