On This Day

August 1905 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 9 Ty Cobb's mother Amanda kills her husband after mistaking him for a burglar

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Aug 15 Philadelphia A's future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rube Waddell no-hits St Louis Browns, 2-0 in 5 innings
  • Aug 24 Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
  • Aug 30 Tiger Ty Cobb makes his debut, doubling off Yank Jack Chesbro
  • Aug 31 25th US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, RI: Beals Wright beats defending champion Holcombe Ward 6-2, 6-1, 11-9 for his lone major singles title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 28 Cyril Walters, Welsh cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's), born in Bedlinog, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1992)
  • Aug 29 Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (Olympic gold 1928, 1932, 1936; birthday 29/8 celebrated as India's National Sports Day), born in Allahabad, India (d. 1979)

Deaths in Sport