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August 1933 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 1 NY's future Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell sets MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings at 45 1/3 as Giants lose 3-1 v Boston Braves

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell
  • Aug 3 Philadelphia A's beat NY Yankees, 7-0, first time in 308 games 'Bronx Bombers' are shut out

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Aug 10 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Helen Jacobs beats Helen Wills Moody 8-6, 3-6, 3-0, ret

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Aug 13 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Blue Mound CC: Gene Sarazen defeats Willie Goggin, 5 & 4 for 3rd of his 3 PGA C'ship titles; 6th of his 7 majors
  • Aug 13 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 14 Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs

MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 MLB player Lou Gehrig plays record 1,308th consecutive game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 22 Bill Veeck urges midsummer inter-league games & a split season

MLB Team Owner and Promoter Bill Veeck
MLB Team Owner and Promoter
Bill Veeck
  • Aug 23 First televised boxing match — 6-round exhibition at Broadcasting House in London between middleweights Archie Sexton and Lauri Raiteri; aired by BBC-TV
  • Aug 26 Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (only Japanese pitcher to win 400 games; perfect game 1957), born in Heiwa, Nakashima, Aichi, Japan (d. 2019)
  • Aug 3 Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956), born in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2009)
  • Aug 4 Nate Brooks, American boxer (Olympic gold flyweight 1952), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 6 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (India, 100* on debut v NZ 1959)
  • Aug 6 Ron Wylie, Scottish soccer forward (Notts County, Aston Villa, Birmingham City) and manager (WBA), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • Aug 9 Albert Quixall, English soccer inside-forward (5 caps; Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester United), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2020)
  • Aug 10 Bill Nieder, shot putter, (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 10 Rocky Colavito, baseball player (Hit 4 HRs in a game), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 12 Parnelli Jones, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1963) and team owner (Indy 500 1970–71; USAC National Championships 1970, 71, 72), born in Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Aug 17 Kenny Sears, American NBA player (NY Knicks), born in Watsonville, California (d. 2017)
  • Aug 17 Boyd Grant, American college basketball coach (PCAA Coach of the Year 1978, 81, 82; Fresno State, Colorado State), born in American Falls, Idaho (d. 2020)
  • Aug 18 Just Fontaine, French footballer, born in Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Aug 23 Manfred Donike, German cyclist and chemist drug test pioneer, born in Köttingen, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Aug 23 Don Talbot AO OBE, Australian swimming coach and sport administrator (coach national swim teams - Canada, United States, Australia), born in Barnsley, Australia (d. 2020)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 29 Frank Cavanagh, American football player and coach, dies at 57