On This Day

August 1904 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 10 Higlanders Jack Chesbro ends string of 30 consecutive complete games
  • Aug 17 Boston's Jesse Tannehell no-hits Chicago White Sox, 6-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 25 Champion James J. Jeffries scores a 2nd round TKO win over Jack Munroe in San Francisco; Jeffries retires after his 7th heavyweight boxing title defence

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Aug 30 Thomas Hicks wins 3rd Olympics marathon (3:28:53.0) (40 km)
  • Aug 31 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier 10-8, 6-4, 9-7 for his lone major singles title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 4 Joe Tate, English footballer, born in Old Hill, Cradley Heath, England (d. 1973)
  • Aug 6 Henry Payne Iba, American basketball coach (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Easton, Missouri
  • Aug 8 Achille Varzi, Italian auto racer (14 Grand Prix wins), born in Galliate, Italy (d. 1948)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 12 William Renshaw, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1881-6, 89), dies of epileptic convulsions at 43