On This Day

August 1911 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 27 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh no-hits Boston, 5-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 6 Norman Gordon, South African cricket pace bowler (against England 1938-39), born in Boksburg, South Africa (d. 2014)
  • Aug 9 Khershed Meherhomji, Indian cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936), born in Bombay, India (d. 1982)
  • Aug 9 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer, born in Hillsboro, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • Aug 23 Birger Ruud, Norwegian 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1932, 36), born in Kongsberg, Norway (d. 1998)
  • Aug 23 Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, US 100m sprinter (Olympic gold 1928), born in Riverdale, Illinois (d. 1999)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 5 Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (b. 1864)
  • Aug 21 W R Wister, cricketer (USA v Canada 1859), dies