August 1940 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 5 St Louis Brown John Whitehead no-hits Detroit Tigers, 4-0 in 6 innings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 24 Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Aug 26 RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk
  • Aug 29 7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Joan Joyce, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Aug 1 Mervyn Kitchen, English cricketer and umpire, born in Nailsea, Somerset
  • Aug 3 Lance Alworth, NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 8 Dilip Sardesai, cricketer (high scoring Indian batsman of 60's)
  • Aug 10 Sid Waddell, Darts Commentator for the PDC
  • Aug 12 Eddie Barlow, cricketer (Great South African all-rounder)
  • Aug 13 Tony Cloninger, American MLB pitcher/coach (2 Grand Slams in one game), born in Cherryville, North Carolina
  • Aug 14 Galen Hall, WLAF Head Coach (Orlando Thunder, Rhein Fire)
  • Aug 17 Thomas Williams, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Aug 18 Joan Joyce, LPGA golfer (1984 S&H Golf Classic-6th), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Aug 20 Rex Sellers, Aust cricketer leg-spinner (bowled 5 overs in Tests)
  • Aug 21 Robert Camac, American horse trainer, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Aug 22 David R. Vance, American horse trainer, born in Logansport, Indiana
  • Aug 24 Don Cormier Sr, horse trainer
  • Aug 29 Wilhelm Ruska, Holland, judo champ (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Aug 29 Earl Gros, American NFL running back (Green Bay), (d. 2013)
  • Aug 31 Alain Calmat, French figure skater (Olympic silver 1964)

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 12 PGA golfer Sam Snead (28) weds high school sweetheart Audrey Karnes

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 31 Football player and coach Vince Lombardi (27) weds Marie Planitz at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Bronx, New York

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 3 Willard Hershberger, catcher (Cincinnati Reds), commits suicide
  • Aug 16 Henri Desgrange, French cyclist/founder (Tour de France), dies at 75
  • Aug 21 Ernest Thayer, American poet who wrote the famous baseball poem "Casey", dies at 77