August 1964 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 Dan 'Big Daddy' Garlits becomes first drag racer to run the 1/4 mile at over 200mph (201.34mph at Island Dragway, New Jersey)
  • Aug 7 31st NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 - 65,000 at Soldier Field
  • Aug 9 Bunning continues pitching perfectly to NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings

Baseball Record

Aug 12 Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game

  • Aug 14 LA Angels pitcher Bo Belinsky is suspended after hotel room fight with elderly Los Angeles Times sportswriter Braven Dyer
  • Aug 15 Fred Trueman takes 300th Test Cricket wicket (Neil Hawke)

Sports History

Aug 15 Mayor Richard Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago

  • Aug 15 MLB Philadelphia Phillies turn triple-play in 8-1 over Mets at Shea Stadium, NYC
  • Aug 15 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
  • Aug 16 Mildred Sampson of New Zealand runs female world marathon record 3:19:33 in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Aug 16 St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Curt Flood gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader split against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium
  • Aug 17 Boycott scores his 1st Test Cricket century, 113 v Aust at the Oval
  • Aug 18 South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies
  • Aug 20 Rex Sellers bowls 5-1-17-0 v India in only Test Cricket innings

Sports History

Aug 20 Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders

  • Aug 23 St Louis Cardinals are 11 games back in NL; go on win Baseball World Series, 4-3 v New York Yankees
  • Aug 29 On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)
  • Aug 31 Ground is broken for Anaheim Stadium, future home of MLB California Angels

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Andrew Wilson, Australian canoeist (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Aug 1 Traci Phillips, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Aug 2 John Cullen, Canadian NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Puslinch, Canada
  • Aug 3 Johnny Thomas, American NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 3 Kevin Elster, American baseball infielder (Texas Rangers), born in San Pedro, California
  • Aug 3 Nate McMillan, American NBA guard and head coach (Indiana Pacers 2016-19; Portland, Seattle; NBA steals leader 1994), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Aug 4 B J Surhoff, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Aug 4 Clyde Simmons, NFL defensive end (Az Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Aug 6 John Mooney, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 6 Robert Mimbs, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Aug 8 Paul Taylor, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in one Test 1993)

Brett Hull

Aug 9 Brett Hull, Canadian-American NHL right wing (8-time All Star, 2-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Belleville, Ontario

  • Aug 9 Yuri Khmylev, Russian NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Aug 10 Andy Stankiewicz, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos), born in Inglewood, California
  • Aug 13 Jay Buhner, American MLB outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Aug 13 Tom Prince, American MLB catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Kankakee, Illinois
  • Aug 16 Jimmy Arias, tennis player (US Davis Cup team), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 16 Nigel Redman, English rugby union lock (20 caps; Bath), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Aug 18 Kenny Walker, American basketball player, born in Roberta, Georgia
  • Aug 20 Giuseppe Giannini, Italian soccer player (Rome A Team), born in Rome, Italy
  • Aug 22 Dean Evason, Canadian NHL player (Calgary Flames), born in Thompson, Manitoba
  • Aug 23 Johan Bruyneel, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Izegem, Belgium
  • Aug 23 Ray Ferraro, Canadian ice hockey center (Hartford Whalers, New York Islanders) and broadcaster (TSN Radio, TSN, NBCSN), born in Trail, British Columbia
  • Aug 25 Vassilios Kotronias, Greek chess grandmaster, born in Athens, Greece
  • Aug 26 Bobby Jurasin, American CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Wakefield, Michigan
  • Aug 26 Chad Kreuter, American MLB catcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Marin County, California
  • Aug 26 Dave Boyes, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in St Catharines, Ontario,
  • Aug 26 Karla Karch-Gailus, Canadian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Aug 28 Lee Janzen, American golfer (US Open 1993, 98), born in Austin, Minnesota
  • Aug 29 Jordi Arrese, Spanish tennis player, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Aug 30 Gavin Fisher, British engineer (Williams Formula One)
  • Aug 30 Stephen Baker, American NFL receiver (NY Giants), born in San Antonio, Texas

Weddings in Sport

Muhammad Ali

Aug 14 World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali (22) weds cocktail waitress Sonja Roi

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 5 Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886)