August 1937 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 6 MLB overturns NY Yankees 7-6 win over Cleveland Indians because of umpire error
  • Aug 9 Ranger (US) easily beats Endeavour II (England) in race 4 to wrap up the 17th America's Cup yachting series, 4-0; it's the final competition for 21 years
  • Aug 14 Detroit Tigers score 36 runs in double header vs St Louis Browns

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 30 Joe Louis beats Tommy Farr in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 2 Billy Cannon, American football player (Heisman-1959), born in Philadelphia, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Aug 3 Duncan Sharpe, Pakistani cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India

Person of interestHerb Brooks

Aug 5 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • Aug 7 Don Wilson, cricketer (England slow left-armer between 1963-71)
  • Aug 10 Lucinda Williams, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 14 Brian Curvis, Welsh boxer and British welterweight champion (1960-1964), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2012)
  • Aug 20 George Thoma, German FR, cross country ski jumper (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 26 Tom Heinsohn, NBA star/coach (Boston Celtics)
  • Aug 30 Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and founder of eponymous race team, born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1970)