On This Day

August 1933 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Baseball 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

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

US 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

  • 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

Baseball Record

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

Sports History

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

Sports History

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

  • 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, 1970-72), 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, 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