On This Day

August 5, 1948 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • A Jamaican 1-2 in the men's 400m at the London Olympics with Arthur Wint (46.2) beating teammate Herb McKenley for the gold medal
  • A Swedish sweep of the medals in the 3000m steeplechase at the London Olympics with Tore Sjöstrand taking gold ahead of teammates Erik Elmsäter & Göte Hagström
  • Americans Sammy Lee and Bruce Harlan go 1-2 in the 10m platform diving at the London Olympics
  • Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6) in a 3-0 win v Washington

Birthdays in Sport

  • Ray Clemence MBE, English soccer goalkeeper (England 61 caps, Liverpool, Tottenham), born in Skegness, Lincolnshire (d. 2020)
  • Tony DiCicco, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996), born in Wethersfield, Connecticut
1948 in Sport