August 1926 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 18 England regain Ashes with 5th Test Cricket win, to take series 1-0
  • Aug 21 White Sox Ted Lyons no hits Red Sox 6-0 in just 67 minutes at Fenway

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 23 40th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Elizabeth Ryan (4-6, 6-4, 9-7)

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Aug 28 Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 6 Clem Labine, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • Aug 9 Denis Atkinson, cricketer (WI all-rounder, 219 v Australia 1955)
  • Aug 17 Haakon Barfod, Norwegian sailor (Olympic gold 1948, 52), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 20 Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (Toronto Argonauts), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)