August 1963 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 2 30th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 20, Green Bay 17 (65,000)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 4 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Aug 8 LA Dodgers F Howard & B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Aug 9 NY Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 11 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 12 Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 13 Dave DeBusschere pitches a shutout against the Cleveland Indians

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • Aug 17 Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit for cycle
  • Aug 18 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament
  • Aug 24 John Pennel is first person to pole-vault 17'
  • Aug 25 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open
  • Aug 26 W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 2 Caroline Pierce, Cheshire England, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple Classic-2nd)
  • Aug 2 Jeff Bloom, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Montana Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 3 Libor Pimek, Czech, tennis star
  • Aug 6 Thomas Bohrer, US West Islip NY, rower (Olympic-92)
  • Aug 6 [Michael] Tony Dees, Pascagoula Miss, hurdler
  • Aug 7 Patrick Newman, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-10-88, 96)
  • Aug 8 Carol Lewis, Willingboro NJ, high jumper (Olympic-9th-1984)
  • Aug 8 Ron Karkovice, Union NJ, catcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • Aug 8 Stephen Walkom, Canadian ice hockey official and executive
  • Aug 11 Mike Huff, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Aug 13 Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rica, US 3x20 rifle (Olympics-7th-1996)
  • Aug 15 Greg Adams, Nelson, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • Aug 15 Jack Russell, superb England cricket wicket-keeper (36 Tests 1988-94)
  • Aug 16 Scott Dunlap, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 South African Masters), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 18 Luiz Mattar, Brazil, tennis star
  • Aug 20 Bruce Hick, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 21 Melvin Douglas, American 198 lbs/90 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Aug 22 Lily Yip, US table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Aug 22 Terry Catledge, American NBA star (Orlando Magic), born in Houston, Mississippi
  • Aug 22 Thomas Ansberry, American long-distance runner
  • Aug 23 Blaine Schmidt, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Aug 23 Richard Illingworth, cricketer (England slow-left-armer 1991- )
  • Aug 26 David Byas, cricketer (left-handed Yorkshire batsman)
  • Aug 28 Abe Button, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Aug 28 Regina Marie Jacobs, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics-10th-1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 28 Reyna Thompson, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
  • Aug 29 Greg Holmes, Covina Cal, tennis star
  • Aug 31 Sonny Silooy, soccer player (Ajax)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 21 John Gunn, cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies