August 1924 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 3 Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championship

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 16 38th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (6-1, 6-3)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 25 Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Frank Worrell, cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain)
  • Aug 12 Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)

Person of interestJack Buck

Aug 21 Jack Buck, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 2002)

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • Aug 26 Alex Kellner, baseball player (d. 1996)
  • Aug 28 Tony MacGibbon, NZ cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 17 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies at 72