August 1929 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 2 Phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 11 Babe Ruth becomes 1st professional baseball player to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland Indians)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 24 43rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe Holcroft Watson (6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 6 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956)
  • Aug 7 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born on what must have been a perfect day in Michigan City, Indiana
  • Aug 12 Charles Moore, Coatsville Pa, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold/silver-52)
  • Aug 14 Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)
  • Aug 16 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
  • Aug 23 Peter Thompson, golfer
  • Aug 27 Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic silver 1952)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 1 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian captain pre-WWI), dies
  • Aug 25 Frederick Burton, Australian cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies at 63