August 1950 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 7 Tour de France: Ferdi Kübler becomes first Swiss rider to win Tour; Louison Bobet of France wins mountain classification

Sports History

Aug 8 Florence Chadwick swims English Channel (13:23)

  • Aug 11 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)
  • Aug 11 Boston Braves pitcher Vern Bickford no-hits Brooklyn Dodgers, 7-0 at Braves Field

Sports History

Aug 11 In a 4 for 38 slump, New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio is benched for first time; replacement Cliff Mapes hits a HR in 7-6 win over Philadelphia Athletics

  • Aug 12 First international game by an NFL team, New York Giants beat CFL's Ottawa Roughriders, 20-6 at Ottawa's Lansdowne Stadium

Boxing Title Fight

Aug 15 Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 to retain heavyweight boxing title

  • Aug 17 Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) & Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park HRs

Sports History

Aug 22 Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competitor in a US national tennis competition

Boxing Title Fight

Aug 25 Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title

  • Aug 26 Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Tom Brown beats Ken McGregor in 5 sets but Australia breaks US stranglehold on trophy with a dominant 4-1 victory
  • Aug 29 International Olympic Committee votes to admit West Germany & Japan in 1952

Baseball Record

Aug 31 Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs & a single in a game vs Braves


Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 3 Waldemar Cierpinski, East German runner (Olympic marathon gold 1976, 80), born in Neugattersleben, Germany
  • Aug 5 Rosi Mittermaier, German skier (Olympic gold 1976), born in Reit im Winkl, West Germany
  • Aug 7 Dave Wottle, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1972), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Aug 15 Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, born in Clarence House, London
  • Aug 15 Tom Kelly, American baseball manager (Minnesota Twins), born in Graceville, Minnesota
  • Aug 16 Hasely Crawford, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Aug 16 Jeff[rey R] Thomson, cricketer (great Aussie fast bowler 1972-85)
  • Aug 19 Dan Yochum, American football offensive lineman (CFL All-Star 1975, 76, 77, 78; Grey Cup 1974, 77; Montreal Alouettes; CFHOF), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Aug 19 Graeme Beard, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; 2 ODIs; NSW CA), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Aug 22 Ray Burris, American baseball player, born in Idabel, Oklahoma
  • Aug 24 Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • Aug 27 Cynthia Potter, American springboard diver (Olympic bronze 1976)

Ron GuidryRon Guidry (72 years old)

Aug 28 American Baseball Pitcher (4 x MLB All Star; Cy Young 1978; World Series 1977, 78; NY Yankees), born in Lafayette, Louisiana