Events in Sport in August 1969

  • 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

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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)

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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