August 1958 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 6 American athlete Glenn Davis breaks his own world record by 0.3 (49.2) in 400m hurdles in Budapest, Hungary
  • Aug 10 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Macktown Golf Open
  • Aug 13 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
  • Aug 15 25th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 35, Detroit 19 (70,000)
  • Aug 17 Bonnie Hoffman wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 18 Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Aug 20 Cubs use 1st baseman Dale Long as their 1st major league lefty catcher since 1906
  • Aug 24 Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Tor HÃ¥kon Holte, Norwegian cross country skier, born in Drammen, Norway
  • Aug 2 Arshad Ayub, cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's)
  • Aug 4 Greg Foster, Maywood Ill, 110m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Aug 4 Mary Decker Tabb Slaney, NJ, olympic track star (mile record 4:16.71)
  • Aug 7 Alberto Salazar, marathoner (NYC Marathon Winner)
  • Aug 7 Larisa Karlova, USSR, team handball player (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Aug 7 Russell Baze, Canadian Racing Hall of Fame jockey (10-time US champion, 12,844 wins), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Aug 10 Jack Richards, English cricket wicket-keeper (mid-80's)
  • Aug 11 Lori Garbacz, South Bend IN, LPGA golfer (1989 Circle K Tucson Open)
  • Aug 13 David W Feherty, Bangor N Ireland, PGA golfer (1994 New England-2nd)
  • Aug 16 Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star
  • Aug 19 Gary Gaetti, Centralia IL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Aug 21 Dom Mamzi, horse trainer
  • Aug 22 Elhadjdia Ba, Dakar Senegal, hurdler (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Aug 23 Julio Franco, Atlanta Braves, oldest regular position player in MLB history
  • Aug 26 Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 27 Yoshinori Mizumaki, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-2nd), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 28 Scott Hamilton, ice skater (Olympic gold 1984), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Aug 31 Serge Blanco, French rugby union footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 3 Peter Collins, English race car driver, dies at 26
  • Aug 10 Frank Demaree, American MLB outfielder (2-time All Star), dies of internal haemorrhage at 48