1948 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 142 of 142

  • 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 14th 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 62nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont 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
  • Nov 3 2nd NHL All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium: All-Stars beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-1; Gordie Howe's first of 23 All-Star appearances
  • Nov 27 36th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
  • Nov 30 Baseball's Negro National League disbands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 Stan Musial is picked NL MVP

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Dec 3 Don Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial
  • 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 Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cards 7-0 in NFL championship game

  • Dec 21 1949 NFL Draft: University of Pennsylvania linebacker/center Chuck Bednarik is selected first by Philadelphia Eagles

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 142 of 142

  • Sep 15 Suzyn Waldman, American Sportscaster

Person of interestRosemary Casals

Sep 16 Rosemary Casals, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon), born in San Francisco, California

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • Sep 18 Ken Brett, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • Sep 19 Nadezhda Tkachenko, Ukrainian pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kremenchuk, Ukraine
  • Sep 21 Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform)
  • Sep 28 Marielle Goitschel, French slalom (Olympic gold 1968) [or 1945]
  • 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 Open Seniors 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, England, 400m (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 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, cricketer (England medium-pacer of 70's)
  • Dec 22 Steve Garvey, 1st baseman (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)
  • Dec 23 Jack Ham, American football player (Steelers)
  • 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)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport