On This Day

August 1935 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 29 2nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 5, All-Stars 0 (77,450)
  • Aug 31 Chicago White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Cleveland Indians, 5-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Geoff Pullar, English cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's), born in Swinton, Lancashire, England (d. 2014)
  • Aug 5 John McCartan, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 13 Mudcat Grant, American baseball player, born in Lacoochee, Florida
  • Aug 16 Andreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach
  • Aug 19 Bobby Richardson, SC, 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • Aug 21 Ken Taylor, English cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • Aug 21 Vladimir Obukhov, Russian basketball coach (Soviet Union & Malta men's national teams; MBC Dynamo Moscow), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2020)
  • Aug 22 Richard W Howard, 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Aug 25 Lones Wigger, American competitive rifle shooter (Olympic gold/silver-1964, 72), born in Great Falls, Montana (d. 2017)
  • Aug 27 Ernie Broglio, American baseball player
  • Aug 27 Eddie Connachan, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (2 caps; Dunfermline Athletic, Middlesbrough, Falkirk), born in Prestonpans, Scotland (d. 2021)

Person of interestFrank Robinson

Aug 31 Frank Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (MVP 1961-NL and 1966-AL), born in Beaumont, TX (d. 2019)

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 21 John Hartley, English tennis player (Wimbledon 1879-80), dies at 86