August 1939 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 14 1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2)
  • Aug 15 First night game at baseball's Comiskey Park, Sox beat Browns 5-2
  • Aug 26 1st major league baseball telecast on W2XBS- Cincinnati Reds defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
  • Aug 30 6th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 9, All-Stars 0 (81,456)
  • Aug 30 NY Yankee Atley Donald pitches a baseball a record 94.7 mph (152 kph)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 3 A K Sen Gupta, cricketer (Test India v WI 1959 without distinction)
  • Aug 8 Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romania, long jumper (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Aug 9 Claude Osteen, baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Aug 9 Brito, Brazilian footballer
  • Aug 12 Pam Ryan-Kilborn, Australia, hurdler (Olympic silver 1968)
  • Aug 18 Joe Azcue, baseball player

Person of interestCarl Yastrzemski

Aug 22 Carl Yastrzemski, American Boston Red Sox great (1967 AL MVP, Hall of Fame), born in Southampton, New York

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 16 Ron Oxenham, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia, 14 wickets), dies
  • Aug 24 W H Moule, cricketer (Australia v England 1880)/High Court judge, dies
  • Aug 25 Babe Siebert, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1904)