On This Day

August 1932 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 2 Charlie Grimm replaces future Baseball Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby as manager of Chicago Cubs
  • Aug 3 Official automatic timing & photo-finish camera for track events is used for the 1st time at Los Angeles Olympics, instrumental in changing 110m hurdles final, review gives Donald Finley bronze ahead of American Jack Keller
  • Aug 13 Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
  • Aug 14 X Summer Olympic Games close in Los Angeles, USA
  • 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, American sports executive and NFL owner (KC Chiefs), born in El Dorado, Arkansas (d. 2006)

Person of interestAbebe Bikila

Aug 7 Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian Olympic marathon champion (Olympic gold, marathon 1960, 64) and Africa's first world record breaking athlete in any sport, who won the 1960 Olympics marathon barefoot, born in Jato, Ethiopian Empire (d. 1973)

Athlete Abebe Bikila
Athlete
Abebe Bikila
  • 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