August 1951 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 11 1st televised baseball game in color, on WCBS in New York City (Boston Braves beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 8-1)
  • Aug 11 NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 38-6 in Ottawa
  • Aug 11 NY Giants lose to go 13½ games behind Bkln Dodgers, later win the pennant
  • Aug 12 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • Aug 17 18th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 33, All-Stars 0 (92,180)
  • Aug 18 Cricket 1st-class debut of Raymond Illingworth
  • Aug 19 Bill Veeck (Cleveland Indians) sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3'7" little person, to pinch-hit
  • Aug 22 Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052
  • Aug 25 Cleveland Indians win 16th straight home game
  • Aug 28 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
  • Aug 28 Pirates snap NY Giants 16 game win streak

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 3 Marcel Dionne, Canadian NHL center (LA Kings, NY Rangers), born in Drummondville, Quebec

NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne
  • Aug 7 Gary Hall, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze/2 silver-1968, 72)
  • Aug 8 Phil Carlson, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1979)
  • Aug 10 Maria Combs, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 12 Hector Rodriguez, Cuba, lightweight judo (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Aug 13 Gwen Cheeseman, field hockey goalie (Oly-bronze-1984), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 15 John Childs, cricketer (England left-arm spinner, two Tests v WI 1988)
  • Aug 17 Alan Minter, England, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Aug 18 Greg Pruitt, NFL running back (LA Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII)
  • Aug 21 Bernhard Germeshausen, German bobsled (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany
  • Aug 23 Barbra Mizrahie, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 27 Don [Sheldon George] Pooley Jr, PGA golfer (1980 BC Open), born in Phoenix, Arizona

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 3 Neville Tufnell, cricket wicket keeper (Test for England 1910), dies
  • Aug 22 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1884)