August 1943 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Aug 18 Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell wins his 253rd and final game as NY beats Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2 at the Polo Grounds, NYC

  • Aug 25 10th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 27, Washington 7 (48,471)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 2 Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 4 Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper, born in Alta, Norway
  • Aug 4 Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)
  • Aug 7 Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder (World C'ship gold Two-man 1975), born in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (d. 2013)
  • Aug 8 Jean-Claude Marty, French rugby league winger (13 Tests; FC Lézignan XIII, Racing Club Albi XIII), born in Carcassonne, France (d. 2023)

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Aug 9 American heavyweight boxer who had 3 famous fights with Muhammad Ali, born in Jacksonville, Illinois

  • Aug 10 Shafqat Rana, Pakistan cricket batsman (5 Tests, top score 95), born in Simla, British Punjab
  • Aug 13 Gary Ilman, American 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964), born in Glendale, California
  • Aug 13 Walter Villa, Italian motorcycle road racer (250cc world champion 1974, 75, 76; 350cc 1976; Harley-Davidson), born in Castelnuovo Rangone (d. 2002)
  • Aug 14 Barrie Leadbeater, English cricketer and umpire, born in Harehills, Leeds
  • Aug 14 Herman Van Springel, Belgian road cyclist (Tour de France, 5 career stage wins; Tour de France 1968 & Giro d'Italia 1971 runner-up; Vuelta a España 1970 3rd), born in Grobbendonk, Belgium (d. 2022)
  • Aug 17 Yukio Kasaya, Japanese ski jumper (Olympic gold 1972), born in Yoichi, Japan
  • Aug 18 Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician, born in Alessandria, Italy
  • Aug 26 Ulf Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 5.5m class 1968; World C'ship gold Dragon class 1971, 5.5m class 1986), born in Nacka, Sweden
  • Aug 28 Lou Piniella, American baseball outfielder (1969 AL rookie of the year TEST) and manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Aug 30 Jean-Claude Killy, French alpine skier (3 Olympic gold 1968), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 30 Terry Simpson, Canadian ice hockey coach (New York Islanders 1986-89, Philadelphia Flyers 1993-94, Winnipeg Jets 1994-96), born in Brantford, Ontario

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 6 Tom Garrett, Australian cricket all-rounder (19 Tests, TS 51no, 34 wickets; NSW CA), dies at 85
  • Aug 14 Joe Kelley, American Baseball HOF left fielder (NL stolen base leader 1896 Baltimore Orioles) and manager (Cincinnati Reds, Boston Doves), dies at 71
  • Aug 26 Ted Ray, British golfer (British Open 1912, US Open 1920), dies at 66