August 16, 1948 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mike Jorgensen, American baseball player

Deaths in Sport

Babe RuthBabe Ruth (1895-1948)

American Baseball Hall of Fame slugger (MLB All-Star 1933, 34; 7 x World Series champion; 12 × AL home run leader 1918–21, 23-24, 1926–31; Boston RS, NY Yankees), dies of Nasopharynx cancer at 53