August 1944 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 10 Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cincinnati Reds 2-0
  • Aug 20 26th PGA Championship: Bob Hamilton at Manito G & CC Spokane Wash
  • Aug 30 11th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 24, All-Stars 21 (48,769)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 9 Terry Jenner, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-75)
  • Aug 13 Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver
  • Aug 14 Robyn Smith Astaire [Melody Dawn Miller], American jockey, wife of Fred Astaire, born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 16 Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistan left-arm quick, 1 Test)
  • Aug 20 Graig Nettles, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees, SD Padres, Cleveland Indians)
  • Aug 24 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1996)
  • Aug 28 Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer
  • Aug 30 Tug McGraw, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Aug 31 Clive Hubert Lloyd, cricketer ("Supercat", 110 Tests 1966-85)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 5 Maurice Turnbull, cricketer (England)/rugby (Wales), dies
  • Aug 17 John Trumble, cricketer (brother of Hugh 7 Tests 1885-86), dies