On This Day

1948 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 156 of 156

  • Aug 5 Americans Sammy Lee and Bruce Harlan go 1-2 in the 10m platform diving at the London Olympics
  • Aug 5 A Jamaican 1-2 in the men's 400m at the London Olympics with Arthur Wint (46.2) beating team mate Herb McKenley for the gold medal
  • Aug 5 A Swedish sweep of the medals in the 3000m steeplechase at the London Olympics with Tore Sjöstrand taking gold ahead of team mates Erik Elmsäter & Göte Hagström
  • Aug 6 17 year old American Bob Mathias scores 7,139 points to edge out Ignace Heinrich of France by just 165 in the decathlon at the London Olympics
  • Aug 6 Dutch super athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen wins London Olympics 200m in 24.4 to become 1st women to claim 3 individual track & field gold at a Games, having already won 100m & 80m hurdles
  • Aug 6 Vicki Draves wins her second diving gold medal at the London Olympics beating American team mate Patsy Elsener in the 10m platform
  • Aug 6 A Swedish 1-2 in the men's 1,500m at the London Olympics with Henry Eriksson (3:49.8) beating team mate Lennart Strand by 0.6 seconds
  • Aug 7 Delfo Cabrera of Argentina wins dramatic marathon in 2:34:51.6 at the London Olympics
  • Aug 7 Swedish race walker John Mikaelsson wins the gold medal in the 10k event by 30.6 seconds from team mate Ingemar Johansson at the London Olympics
  • Aug 7 Fanny Blankers-Koen of the Netherlands wins her 4th track & field gold medal of the London Olympics as part of the Dutch 4 x 100m relay team in 47.5
  • Aug 7 American swimmer Jimmy McLane wins the 1,500m for his 2nd gold medal at the London Olympics (4 x 200m freestyle relay); marks a US clean sweep of every men's swimming gold medal at the Games
  • Aug 7 American Alice Coachman becomes the first black woman from any country to win an Olympic gold medal when she takes out the high jump at the London Games
  • Aug 9 Italian rider Mario Ghella beats Reg Harris of Great Britain for the gold medal in the cycling sprint final at the London Olympics
  • Aug 9 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

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 The weightlifting competition at the London Olympics concludes with the US (4) and Egypt (2) dominant, combining to win all of the 6 gold medals

  • Aug 12 Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
  • Aug 12 The canoeing program at the London Olympics concludes with Sweden (4) and Czechoslovakia (3) dominant, combining for 7 of the 9 gold medals
  • Aug 12 Indian maestro Balbir Singh Dosanjh scores twice as India beats Great Britain 4-0 for the field hockey gold medal at the London Olympics; India's 4th consecutive Olympic hockey title
  • Aug 13 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
  • Aug 13 The United States successfully defends its Olympic basketball title with a 65-21 win over France at the London Games
  • Aug 13 Hungarian boxer László Papp wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals; beats British middleweight Johnny Wright on points at the London Games
  • Aug 13 José Beyaert of France wins the cycling road race at the London Olympics; Belgium takes gold in the teams section beating Great Britain & France
  • Aug 13 Johan Gren scores twice as Sweden beats Yugoslavia 3-1 to win the football gold medal at the London Olympics
  • Aug 13 3 Finnish gymnasts dead heat for the gold medal in the pommel horse section at London Olympics; Paavo Aaltonen, Veikko Huhtanen & Heikki Savolainen all awarded gold
  • Aug 14 XIV Olympic Games close at London, Great Britain
  • Aug 14 England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval
  • Aug 15 US Open Women's Golf, Atlantic City CC: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins by 8 strokes from Betty Hicks
  • 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
  • Sep 1 Australian Test batsmen Don Bradman (143), Lindsay Hassett (151) & Neil Harvey (110) score centuries in Australia's 1st innings of drawn cricket tour match v South of England at Hastings
  • Sep 6 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)
  • Sep 9 Brooklyn Dodger Rex Barney no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
  • Sep 10 Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England
  • Sep 19 68th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Eric Sturgess (6-2, 6-3, 14-12)
  • Sep 19 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne duPont wins 1st of 3 straight US singles crowns; beats Louise Brough Clapp 4-6, 6-4, 15-13
  • Sep 20 Mexican Baseball league disbanded
  • Sep 23 Braves clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 26 Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914
  • Oct 4 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Red Sox, 8 - 3, in a one-game playoff to decide the AL pennant; keys are the pitching of Gene Bearden and hitting of Lou Boudreau
  • Oct 10 Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland
  • Oct 11 Cleveland Indians beat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2 in 45th World Series

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

Nov 3 2nd NHL All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: All-Stars beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-1; Gordie Howe's first of 23 All-Star appearances

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Nov 3 Kleggie Hermsen and Bones McKinney each score 17 points as Washington Capitols beat Philadelphia Warriors, 77-70 at Washington Coliseum to win first of 15 straight games to start season; best start in NBA history
  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Calgary Stampeders win their first Championship; defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
  • Nov 30 Baseball's Negro National League disbands

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Dec 2 After one of the best seasons in baseball history, St Louis Cardinals utility Stan Musial is named NL MVP; leads NL in batting average (.365), runs (135), RBI (131), hits (230), doubles (46), triples (18) & slugging (.702), with 39 HRs

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Dec 3 Australian cricket icon Don Bradman scores 123 for the Bradman XI in his own testimonial match against the Lindsay Hassett's XI in front of 52,360 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Dec 4 13th Iron Bowl (first since 1907): Alabama beats Auburn 55-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 5 NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions
  • Dec 8 14th Heisman Trophy Award: Doak Walker, SMU (HB)
  • Dec 19 Cleveland Browns beats Buffalo Bills 49-7 in AAFC championship game
  • Dec 19 National Football League Championship, Shribe Park, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cardinals, 7-0 in a snowstorm, 'the Philly Blizzard'
  • Dec 21 1949 NFL Draft: University of Pennsylvania linebacker/center Chuck Bednarik is selected first by Philadelphia Eagles

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 138 of 138

  • Sep 21 Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform)
  • Sep 29 Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 29 Viktor Krovopouskov, USSR, sabres/fencer (Olympic gold, individual and team, 1976, 1980)
  • Sep 30 Craig Kusick, former Major League Baseball Player
  • Oct 2 Robert Anderson, New Zealand cricketer (NZ batsman 1976-78), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Oct 2 Trevor Brooking, English soccer player, born in Barking, Essex, England
  • Oct 16 Leo Mazzone, American baseball coach
  • Oct 20 Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Oct 22 John Peterson, American freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1976), born in Cumberland, Wisconsin
  • Oct 22 Mike Hendrick, cricketer (England seam bowler in 30 Tests 1974-81)
  • Oct 25 Dan Gable, Waterloo Iowa, 68kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Oct 25 Dan Issel, NBA coach/player (27,482 points, Denver Nuggets)

Person of interestDave Cowens

Oct 25 Dave Cowens, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Newport, Kentucky

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • Nov 1 Phil Myre, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 3 Helmut Koinigg, Austrian racing driver (d. 1974)
  • Nov 7 Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
  • Nov 9 Sharon Stouder, American 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Altadena, California (d. 2013)
  • Nov 14 Ian Stanley, Australian golfer (British Senior Open 2001), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2018)
  • Nov 17 Jaime Huelamo, Spanish cyclist (Olympic bronze 1972) drug disqualified
  • Nov 18 Jack Tatum, Cherryville NC, NFL defensive back (Raiders)
  • Nov 22 Radomir Antić, Serbian football manager
  • Nov 24 Ashok Gandotra, cricketer (in Rio de Janiero Two Tests for India 1969)
  • Nov 24 Steve Yeager, catcher (LA Dodger)
  • Nov 26 Galina Prozumenschikova, USSR, 200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Nov 26 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (d. 1995)
  • Dec 1 Sarfraz Nawaz, cricketer (successful Pakistani pace bowler 1969-84)
  • Dec 1 George Foster, American baseball player
  • Dec 6 Keke Rosberg, Finnish auto racer (World F1 Champion 1982), born in Solna, Sweden
  • Dec 13 Lillian Board, British 400m athlete (Olympic silver 1968), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1970)
  • Dec 19 Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Dec 21 Dave Kingman, American baseball player (Mets, NY Yankees, Giants), born in Pendleton, Oregon
  • Dec 22 Chris Old, English cricketer (England medium-pacer of 70's), born in Middlesborough, United Kingdom
  • Dec 22 Steve Garvey, American baseball player (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Dec 23 Jack Ham, American football player (Steelers), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 26 Chris Chambliss, 1st baseman (NY Yankee)
  • Dec 28 Jorge Velásquez, Panamanian Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby, Preakness 1981), born in Chepo, Panama
  • Dec 30 Surinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala 124 on debut v NZ 1976)
  • Dec 31 René Robert, Canadian NHL player, born in Trois-Rivières, Canada

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport