On This Day

August 9, 1948 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • Italian rider Mario Ghella beats Reg Harris of Great Britain for the gold medal in the cycling sprint final at the London Olympics
  • The US crew blitzes the field to win the rowing eights gold medal at the London Olympics; beat silver medallists Great Britain by 10.2 seconds

Birthdays in Sport

  • Bill Campbell, American baseball player, born in Highland Park, Michigan
1948 in Sport