August 1912 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 2 18th US Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 294 at CC of Buffalo NY
  • Aug 20 Wash Senator Carl Cushion no-hits Cleve Indians, 2-0 in 6 innings

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 26 Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Aug 26 32nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Maurice McLoughlin beats Wallace F. Johnson (3-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2)
  • Aug 30 St Louis Brown Earl Hamilton no-hits Detroit Tigers, 5-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 10 Romain Maes, Belgian bicylist (Tour de France 1935)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 13 Ben Hogan, American PGA golfer (US Open 1950, 51, 53), born in Stephenville, Texas (d. 1997)

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Aug 16 Ted Drake [Edward Joseph Drake], English footballer, born in Southampton, England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 21 Toe Blake, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, born in Victoria Mines, Ontario (d. 1995)
  • Aug 29 Sohn Kee-chung, Korean athlete and long-distance runner, born in Sinuiju, North Korea (d. 2002)