August 1942 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 Deurne soccer team forms

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
  • Aug 4 Cleon Jones, American baseball player, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Aug 7 Masa Saito, wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI)
  • Aug 7 Carlos Monz√≥n, Argentine boxer
  • Aug 9 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (d. 2001)
  • Aug 20 Hans-Joachim Klein, German FR, 100m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • Aug 20 Fred Norman, American baseball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 23 Nancy Richey Gunther, tennis player (US Doubles 1965, 66), 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 76), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Aug 30 Pervez Sajjad, Pakistani cricket left-arm spinner (19 Tests 1964-73)
  • Aug 31 Isao Aoki, Abiko Chiba Japan, PGA golfer (1983 Hawaiian Open)