On This Day in Sport for August 6

Events in Sport

  • 1890 Denton True "Cy" Young pitches and wins his 1st major league baseball game
  • 1908 St Louis Card John Lush's 2nd no-hitter, beats Dodgers, 2-0 in 6 inn
  • 1941 Detroit pitcher Al Benton is 1st to collect 2 sacrifices in an inning
  • 1945 Keith Miller scores 110 in the 4 Victory Test Cricket at Lord's
  • 1948 Bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics
  • 1948 Fanny Blankers-Koen (Neth) is 1st women to win 3 golds at Olympics
  • 1949 Luke Appling record of 2,154 (en route to 2,218) games at shortstop
  • 1952 Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953 Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1956 After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena.
  • 1958 Glenn Davis sets record of 49.2 in 400-meter hurdles
  • 1960 Pitt Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in Toronto

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1965 32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16 (68,000)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1966 Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1967 Minn Twin Dean Chance perfect games Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings
  • 1969 Balt Orioles pull their 3rd triple play (5-4-3 vs KC Royals)
  • 1972 Garry Player wins PGA golf tournament

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1972 Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for Braves (record for 1 team)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1973 Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • 1977 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate European Women's Golf Open
  • 1978 60th PGA Championship: John Mahaffey shoots a 276 at Oakmont CC PA

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Europea Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1979 61st PGA Championship: David Graham shoots a 272 at Oakland Hills Mich
  • 1981 Due to strike, Yanks, A's, Philles & Dodgers declared 1st ½ champs
  • 1982 22nd Curtis Cup: US, 14½-3½
  • 1983 Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1985 Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike
  • 1985 Players' Association stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day)
  • 1986 Orioles (Dwyer & Sheets) & Rangers (Harrah) hit record 3 grand slams
  • 1988 Rich Gossage 300th career save (beats Phillies)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1989 Boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski's #8
  • 1990 NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 11th HR in 1st 86 at bats
  • 1995 Dottie Mochrie wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
  • 1997 NHL Nashville Tenn names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003 Cristiano Ronaldo makes his debut for Manchester United and the Premier League in a 4–0 home victory over Bolton Wanderers

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 2005 10th World Championships in Athletics open at Helsinki, Finland

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1887 Dudley Benjafield, British racing driver (d. 1957)
  • 1904 Henry Payne Iba, Easton Mo, US basketball coach (Olympic gold 64, 68)
  • 1906 Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
  • 1908 Helen Hull Jacobs, Berkley California, US tennis champ (1932-35)
  • 1911 Norman Gordon, South African cricket pace bowler (against England 1938-39), born in Boksburg, South Africa (d. 2014)
  • 1914 Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)
  • 1916 Michael Burke, sports executive (NY Yankees, NY Knicks)
  • 1919 Pauline Betz Addie, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1926 Clem Labine, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Janice-Lee York Romary, California, fencer (Olympics-1948-68)
  • 1928 Herb Moford, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)
  • 1933 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (India, 100* on debut v NZ 1959)
  • 1934 Billy Boston, Welsh rugby league footballer
  • 1941 Ray Culp, American baseball player
  • 1945 Andy Messersmith, American baseball player
  • 1946 Dusty Rhodes, Australian baseball coach (Olympics-1996)
  • 1947 Tony Dell, cricketer (Australian left-arm quick, 2 Tests 1971 & 74)
  • 1952 Wojiech Fortuna, Polish ski jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1953 Iqbal Qasim, cricketer (Pakistani slow lefty in the 80's)
  • 1954 Paul Steigerwald, American sports announcer
  • 1955 Tom Inskeep, Bluffton Ind, Canadian Tour golfer
  • 1957 Bob Horner, American baseball player
  • 1960 Dale Ellis, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1961 Earl Winfield, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1961 Mary Lou, Daniels Chicago lL, tennis star
  • 1962 Thomas Jefferson, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1963 Thomas Bohrer, US West Islip NY, rower (Olympic-92)
  • 1963 [Michael] Tony Dees, Pascagoula Miss, hurdler
  • 1964 John Mooney, sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964 Lauren Cowan, Benalla Victoria, golfer (1994 66th English Womens Open)
  • 1964 Robert Mimbs, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1965 Brian Kinchen, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1965 David Robinson, American NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympic gold 92), born in Key West, Florida

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • 1965 Vincent Wells, England cricketer
  • 1966 William Fred Mayfair, PGA golfer (1993 Greater Milw Open), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1967 Willie Williams, NFL/CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1967 Mike Greenberg, American sportscaster
  • 1968 Celena Mondie-Milner, Milledgeville Ga, 100m/200m runner
  • 1968 Jack de Gier, soccer player (Cambuur L, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1968 Jeff Barlow, Jackson MS, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Carolina Classic-5th)
  • 1968 Patricia Tarabini, La Plata Argentina, tennis star (1985 Futures ITA)
  • 1968 Siran Stacy, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1969 Roberto Lanckohr, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1969 Simon Doull, cricket medium pacer (NZ)
  • 1970 Mike Strange, Niagara Falls Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Erwin Thijs, Belgian cyclist
  • 1971 Curtis Shearer, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Mike Bales, Saskatoon, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1971 Piyal Wijetunge, cricketer (Sri Lanka slow left-armer 1993)
  • 1971 Scott Minto, English footballer
  • 1972 Mike Frederick, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1973 Mike Sheldon, WLAF Guard (Rhein Fire)
  • 1973 Robert Lee, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Max Kellerman, American sportscaster
  • 1973 Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist
  • 1974 Adrian Voinea, Focsani Romania, tennis star (1995 Malta)
  • 1974 Alvin Williams, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1974 Bobby Petta, soccer player (Feyenoord, RKC)
  • 1974 Nelson Vargas, Holoyoke Mass, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1975 Rik Platvoet, Dutch soccer player, (FC Twente, MVV)
  • 1975 Victor Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1977 Luciano Zavagno, Argentine footballer
  • 1977 Leandro Amaral, Brazilian footballer
  • 1977 Jimmy Nielsen, Danish footballer
  • 1979 Jennifer Exaltacion, Windsor Ontario, gymnist (Olympics-96)
  • 1980 Danny Collins, Welsh footballer
  • 1982 Justin Germano, American baseball player
  • 1982 Kevin van der Perren, Belgian figure skater
  • 1983 Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1953 NHL goaltender Terry Sawchuk (23) weds Patricia Ann Morey

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • 2007 NBA Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (27) weds Chinese women's national basketball team member Ye Li (26) at the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai

Deaths in Sport

  • 1943 Tom Garrett, cricketer (last survivor of 1st Test in 1877), dies
  • 1946 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1970 Ingolf Dahl, German composer (Andante & Arioso), dies at 58
  • 1980 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, dies at 66
  • 1996 Leonard John Coldwell, cricketer, dies at 63

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2015 Louise Suggs, American golfer (US Women's Open 1949, 1952) and co-founder of LPGA, dies at 91

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs