On This Day

August 22, 1959 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • American Football League officially named at a meeting in Dallas, Texas; charter members Dallas, NY, Houston, Denver, LA and Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Cincinnati Reds future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs (6 RBIs) in 11-4 win over St. Louis Cardinals at Crosley Field

Baseball Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
Baseball Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson

Birthdays in Sport

  • Denise Curry, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1984; World C'ship gold 1979, 83), born in Fort Benton, Montana
1959 in Sport