August 1952 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 3 15th Olympic games close in Helsinki, Finland
  • Aug 6 Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 10 Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Aug 15 19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316)
  • Aug 17 Betty Jameson wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • Aug 27 Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 C L Whittington, WLAF defensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Aug 1 Yajurvindra Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman late 70's)
  • Aug 2 Angel Herrera, Cuba, FW/LW boxer (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Aug 3 Wojtek Fibak, Polish tennis star
  • Aug 3 Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player
  • Aug 4 Daniel Bautista, Mexican 20k walker (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Aug 6 Wojiech Fortuna, Polish ski jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Aug 8 Sudhakar Rao, Indian cricketer
  • Aug 14 Debbie Meyer, 200m/400m/800m swimmer (Olympic 3 gold-68), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Aug 16 Mahes Goonatillake, cricketer (Sri Lankan keeper in their 1st 5 Tests)

Person of interestGuillermo Vilas

Aug 17 Guillermo Vilas, Argentinian tennis champion (US Open-1977), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • Aug 17 Nelson Piquet, auto racer, 3-time Formula One champ (1981, '83, '87)
  • Aug 18 Ricky Villa, Argentine former footballer
  • Aug 20 John Emburey, England cricket off-spinner (1978-95, captain 1988)
  • Aug 23 Mac Cone, Canadian equestrian jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Person of interestMike Shanahan

Aug 24 Mike Shanahan, American football coach (Denver Broncos), born in Oak Park, Illinois

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • Aug 25 Duleep Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer (big-hitting Sri Lankan batsman of 80's), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Aug 26 John Kinsella, USA, swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 30 Arky Vaughn, infielder (Pirates & Dodgers), drowns