August 1954 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 41st Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France
  • Aug 5 Boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern & 15 pioneers
  • Aug 5 Patty Berg wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • Aug 10 Sir Gordon Richards retires as a jockey with record 4,870 wins
  • Aug 11 BC Lions plays its 1st CFL game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0
  • Aug 13 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)
  • Aug 16 "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing
  • Aug 25 Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 2 Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star (Manchester United), born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Aug 3 Gary Peters, English footballer
  • Aug 4 Janet Coles, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 6 Paul Steigerwald, American sports announcer
  • Aug 8 Nigel Mansell, formula-1 racer (Portugal Grand Prix-1990)
  • Aug 11 M V Narasimha Rao, Indian cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79), born in Secunderabad, India
  • Aug 11 Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')
  • Aug 14 Mark Fidrych, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Aug 19 Oscar Larrauri, Argentine racing driver
  • Aug 20 William Quinn Buckner, Phoenix Ill, basketballer (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Aug 21 Archie Griffin, NFL runningback (won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Aug 22 John Colwell, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • Aug 24 Alain Daigle, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 25 Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle, French cyclist
  • Aug 26 Sarah Lundy, horse trainer
  • Aug 27 Derek Warwick, race car driver
  • Aug 27 John Lloyd, England, tennis star (former husband of Chris Everet)