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Events in Sport

  • Aug 2 Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs
  • Aug 13 Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
  • Aug 14 10th Olympic Games at Los Angeles closes
  • Aug 14 Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game
  • Aug 19 46th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin Babcock Stark (6-2, 6-2)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 2 Lamar Hunt, NFL owner (KC Chiefs)
  • Aug 7 Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner (Olympic gold 1960, 64)
  • Aug 11 Wilson "Papa" Godett, Curacaos worker's union leader/boxer
  • Aug 28 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 1 Arnold Fothergill, cricketer (8 wickets in 2 Tests for Eng 1889), dies