August 1919 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 Treffers soccer team forms in Groesbeek

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponsor Indian Packing Company

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Aug 14 White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game
  • Aug 20 Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 avg)
  • Aug 24 Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 6 Pauline Betz Addie, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 9 Ralph Houk, baseball manager (Yankees, Tigers)
  • Aug 11 Luis Olmo, pioneering Puerto Rican NBA player (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Arecibo (d. 2017)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 16 NFL player Curly Lambeau (21) weds high school sweetheart Marguerite Van Kessel in Green Bay, Wisconsin

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 4 D[ave] W Gregory, cricketer (brother of Ned, uncle of Syd), dies
  • Aug 20 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, dies at 49