On This Day in Sport for August 3

Events in Sport

  • 1881 US National Lawn Tennis Association removes "National" from its name
  • 1906 Washington National's pitcher Tom Hughes hits HR to win his own game 1-0 in 10th
  • 1914 Yankee catcher Nunamaker throws out 3 would be stealers in 1 inning
  • 1921 Due to a technicality, 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal are acquited, however Landis throws them out of baseball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1923 Baseball games cancelled following the death of US President Warren G. Harding

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1924 Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championist
  • 1928 Ray Barbuti saves US team from defeat in Amsterdam Olympics track events by winning 400 m (47.8 sec)
  • 1930 2nd time in 1930, Chuck Klein of Phillies hits in 26 straight games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941 Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1944 Tommy Brown, just 16 years & 8 months old, plays shortstop for Dodgers
  • 1949 Basketball Association of America & National Basketball League merge to form National Basketball Association
  • 1952 15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland
  • 1956 Willie Williams of US sets 100 meter record at 10.1
  • 1959 27th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum, LA
  • 1962 29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000)
  • 1962 NY Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th HR in 3 games
  • 1969 Reds beats Phillies 19-17
  • 1969 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • 1970 4 day NFL strike ends
  • 1975 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1980 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
  • 1980 Sandra Post wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1982 Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as NY Yankee manager
  • 1986 Amy Alcott wins LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
  • 1987 Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • 1989 5th jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Valesquez)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1989 Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1989 Cincinnati Reds send record 20 men to bat with a record 16 hits in 1 inning as they score 14 runs in 1st inning
  • 1990 NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 10th HR in 1st 72 at bats
  • 1992 Dodgers win 3,000th game since moving to Los Angeles (3,000-2,531)
  • 1997 25th du Maurier Golf Classic: Colleen Walker

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1997 Phil Mickelson wins golf's Sprint International

  • 2001 8th World Championships in Athletics open at Edmonton, Canada
  • 2013 The Chiefs defeat the Brumbies to win the Super 15 Rugby Final

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2017 Footballer Neymar signs 5-year deal with club Paris Saint-Germain in a $263 million world-record transfer from Barcelona

Footballer Neymar
Footballer
Neymar

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1855 Joe Hunter, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1891)
  • 1894 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1899 Louis Chiron, Monegasque race car driver (d. 1979)
  • 1901 John Stennis, American politician, Mississippi Senator, born in Kemper County, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1916 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (d. 1978)
  • 1933 Pat Crawford, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956)
  • 1937 Duncan Sharpe, cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60)
  • 1939 A K Sen Gupta, cricketer (Test India v WI 1959 without distinction)
  • 1940 Lance Alworth, NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1945 Eamon Dunphy, former Irish footballer
  • 1949 Valeri Vasiliev, Gorky Soviet Union, ice hockey defenceman (2x oly gold), (d. 2012)
  • 1950 Waldemar Cierpinski, German DR, marathoner (Olympic gold 1976, 80)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1951 Marcel Dionne, Canadian NHL center (LA Kings, NY Rangers), born in Drummondville, Quebec

NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne
  • 1952 Wojtek Fibak, Polish tennis star
  • 1952 Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player
  • 1954 Gary Peters, English footballer
  • 1956 Todd Christensen, Bellefonte, PA, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, (d. 2013)
  • 1960 Gopal Sharma, Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85)
  • 1960 Tim Mayotte, tennis player (Olympic silver 1988), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1961 Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Oly-4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
  • 1962 Alberto Tous, Spanish tennis star
  • 1962 Tina Lehtola, Finland, women's ski jumper (world's record holder)
  • 1963 Libor Pimek, Czech, tennis star
  • 1964 Johnny Thomas, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1964 Kevin Elster, San Pedro CA, infielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1964 Nate McMillan, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1966 Eric Esch, American boxer
  • 1968 Rod Beck [Rodney Roy], American MLB relief pitcher (SF Giants-1994 NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year), born in Burbank, California
  • 1969 Doug Overton, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970 Darren Mickell, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Moira C Dunn, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic-6th), born in Utica, New York
  • 1971 Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1972 Alain Bolduc, sailor (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1972 Jeff Nygaard, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1972 John Lilley, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Sandis Ozolinsh, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1972 Travis Hall, defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Kurt Grote, American 100m/200m breaststroke (Olympics-6th-96)
  • 1973 Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer
  • 1974 Blaine Wilson, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1975 Ndukwe Kalu, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1975 Trevor Pryce, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1975 Aryiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete
  • 1975 Chris Nevin, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1976 Troy Glaus, Tarzana CA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1977 Tom Brady, American football player (New England Patriots, 4 Super Bowls), born in San Mateo, California

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 1977 Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist
  • 1978 Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer
  • 1979 Kris Jenkins, American football player
  • 1980 Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 Yasin Avci, Danish footballer
  • 1984 Sunil Chetri, Indian Footballer
  • 1984 Ryan Lochte, American swimmer
  • 1984 Ryan Lochte, American swimmer (12-time Olympic medalist), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1985 Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer
  • 1989 Jules Bianchi, French Formula One racing driver, born in Nice (d. 2015)

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1979 Professional boxer George Foreman (30) divorces Cynthia Lewis after more than a year of marriage

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Deaths in Sport

  • 1925 William Bruce, cricketer (drowns 14 Tests for Australia 1885-95), dies
  • 1934 Carl F baron von Langen-Parow, German equestrian (Olympic gold 1928)
  • 1940 Willard Hershberger, catcher (Cincinnati Reds), commits suicide
  • 1951 Neville Tufnell, cricket wicket keeper (Test for England 1910), dies
  • 1958 Peter Collins, English race car driver (b. 1931)
  • 1986 Rupert de Smidt, cricketer (Western Province 1911-13), dies at 102
  • 1995 Harry Craft, baseball manager, dies at 80
  • 2011 Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (b. 1945)
  • 2016 Chris Amon, New Zealand Formula 1 racer, dies at 73