August 1931 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 8 Wash Senator Bob Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0
  • Aug 13 Cincinnati Red Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6
  • Aug 15 Spakenburg soccer team forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 18 Lou Gehrig hitless in Detroit, his 1,000th consecutively played game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 20 45th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Eileen Bennett Whittingstall (6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 21 Babe Ruth hits his 600th HR, off George Blaeholder of Browns

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Trevor Goddard, cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler)
  • Aug 2 Eddie Fuller, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58)
  • Aug 2 Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer (d. 2007)
  • Aug 4 Narendra Tamhane, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1950's), born in Bombay, India
  • Aug 9 Chuck Essegian, American baseball player
  • Aug 13 Norman Read, New Zealand 50K walker (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Aug 18 Dick White, English footballer
  • Aug 19 Willie Shoemaker, jockey (won 8,833 of 40,350 starts)
  • Aug 20 Don King, boxing promoter best known for his association with Mike Tyson and for his unusual hairstyles
  • Aug 27 Joe Cunningham, American baseball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 31 Jean Marc Beliveau, Canadian NHL player (Montreal Canadiens, 10 Stanley Cups), born in Trois-Rivieres Quebec, (d. 2014)

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau