On This Day

August 1942 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 23 Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Wash game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Aug 28 9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 21, All-Stars 0 (101,100)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 2 Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 4 Cleon Jones, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star, World Series 1969; New York Mets), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Aug 7 Carlos Monzón, Argentine boxer, born in San Javier, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Aug 9 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • Aug 16 Les Hunter, American basketball center (NCAA C'ship 1963, Loyola Ramblers; NBA: Baltimore Bullets; ABA All Star 1968, 69; Miami Floridians), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2020)
  • Aug 18 Tommy Carroll, Irish soccer defender (17 caps, Republic of Ireland; Ipswich Town), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • Aug 20 Hans-Joachim Klein, German 100m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Darmstadt, Germany
  • Aug 20 Fred Norman, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in San Antonio, Texas

Person of interestNancy Richey

Aug 23 Nancy Richey, American tennis player (Australian Open 1967, French Open 1968), born in San Angelo, Texas

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Aug 25 Margaret L. Thompson Murdock, American army and first woman to win medal for small bore rifle (Olympic silver 1976), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Aug 30 Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricket left-arm spinner (19 Tests 1964-73), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Aug 31 Isao Aoki, Japanese golfer (World Matchplay C'ship 1978), born in Abiko, Chiba, Japan,