August 1948 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 5 Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)
  • Aug 6 Bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics
  • Aug 6 Fanny Blankers-Koen (Netherkands) is 1st women to win 3 golds at Olympics (track and field)
  • Aug 7 Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 10 Bradman scores 133* Aust v Lancashire, 216 mins, 17 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Aug 11 Summer Olympics opens in London
  • Aug 12 Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
  • Aug 13 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
  • Aug 14 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
  • Aug 14 England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval
  • Aug 15 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
  • Aug 17 Phillies commit 8 errors in a baseball game for the 2nd time
  • Aug 20 15th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Cards 28, All-Stars 0 (101,220)
  • Aug 21 Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
  • Aug 25 Bradman scores 150 in 212 minutes in his last innings at Lord's

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 5 Tony DiCicco, Wethersfield Ct, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 5 Ray Clemence, English footballer
  • Aug 7 Greg Chappell, cricketer (bro of Ian Elegant Aussie batsman 1970-84)
  • Aug 9 Bill Campbell, American baseball player
  • Aug 10 Pal Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (Olympic bronze 1972, 80)
  • Aug 16 Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player
  • Aug 18 Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesian badminton star (All-England tennis champ), born in Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Aug 23 Ron Blomberg, 1st baseman (NY Yankees)/1st designated hitter
  • Aug 27 Andy Turnell, horse trainer
  • Aug 28 Murray Parker, cricketer (brother of John Three Tests for NZ 1976)
  • Aug 30 Donnacha O'Dea, Irish poker player and swimmer
  • Aug 31 Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (d. 1982)
  • Aug 31 Holger Osieck, German footballer and coach

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestBabe Ruth

Aug 16 Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth