August 1963 in Sport

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Aug 1 Arthur Ashe becomes first African-American tennis player to be named in the US Davis Cup team

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Aug 2 30th Chicago College All-Star Game: All-Stars 20, Green Bay 17, 65,000 at Soldier Field
  • Aug 6 Philadelphia NBA franchise changes name from 'Nationals' to the '76ers', based on US Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in 1776
  • 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

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

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

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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 24 John Pennel is first person to pole-vault 17'
  • Aug 26 W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 2 Caroline Pierce, English golfer (Tour School winner 1988, 1 LPGA title) born in Cheshire England
  • Aug 2 Jeff Bloom, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Montana Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 3 Libor Pimek, tennis star, born in Most, Czechoslovakia
  • 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 (Olympic 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 15 Lydia Czuckermann-Hatuel, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 16 Scott Dunlap, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 South African Masters), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 17 Jon Gruden, American NFL coach/broadcaster (Super Bowl XXXVII Tampa Bay 2002), born in Sandusky, Ohio
  • Aug 18 Luiz Mattar, Brazil, tennis star
  • Aug 20 Bruce Hick, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 21 Melvin Douglas, American 198 lbs/90 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Aug 22 Lily Yip, US table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Aug 22 Terry Catledge, American NBA star (Orlando Magic), born in Houston, Mississippi
  • Aug 22 Tom 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, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Aug 29 Greg Holmes, American tennis star, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Aug 31 Sonny Silooy, soccer player (Ajax)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 21 John Gunn, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies at 87