August 1914 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 3 NY Yankees catcher Les Nunamaker throws out 3 Tigers' runners to 2nd base during the 1st innings, only time in 20th Century
  • Aug 15 13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2)
  • Aug 18 Oscar Egg sets new cycling hour record (44,247 km)

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 21 20th US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC Ill

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Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 6 Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)
  • Aug 9 Joe Mercer, English footballer (d. 1990)
  • Aug 10 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (d. 1973)
  • Aug 16 Tullio Pandolfini, Italian water polo (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Aug 19 Lajos BarĂ³ti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • Aug 20 Kitei Sohn, Korean marathon runner/coach (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Aug 21 Doug Wright, English cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's), born in Sidcup, Kent (d. 1998)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 7 Bransby Cooper, Australian cricketer, dies at 70