August 1933 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 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

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 10 47th U.S. Women's National Championship: 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 16th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Blue Mound CC Milwaukee
  • Aug 13 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist

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
  • Aug 23 1st TV boxing match - Archie Sexton & Laurie Raiteri in London
  • Aug 26 Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Masaichi Kaneda, Korean-Japanese baseball player, born in Heiwa, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 3 Pat Crawford, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956), born in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2009)
  • Aug 4 Nathan Eugene Brooks, flyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 6 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (India, 100* on debut v NZ 1959)
  • 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 17 Kenny Sears, American NBA player (NY Knicks), born in Watsonville, California (d. 2017)
  • Aug 18 Just Fontaine, French footballer
  • Aug 20 Larry Robideaux, horse trainer
  • Aug 23 Manfred Donike, German cyclist and chemist drug test pioneer, born in K├Âttingen, Germany (d. 1995)

Deaths in Sport

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