August 1965 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring to clinch his second World Championship of Drivers title
  • Aug 5 South African cricket batsman Graeme Pollock scores a classic 125 to set the Proteas on the way to a 2nd Test win against England at Trent Bridge
  • Aug 6 32nd NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16; 68,000 at Soldier Field
  • Aug 12 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise

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Aug 15 PGA Championship, Laurel Valley GC: Dave Marr wins his only major title, beating Billy Casper and Jack Nicklaus by 2 strokes

  • Aug 16 AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)

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Aug 18 Hank Aaron loses a HR, because he hit it out of batter's box

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Aug 18 Orioles' Brooks Robinson hits into his record tying (George Sisler)
  • Aug 19 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 2nd no-hitter of year beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
  • Aug 20 Eddie Mathews & Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team
  • Aug 22 San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl

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Aug 29 Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Aug 30 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 4 Trena Trice, WNBA forward/center (NY Liberty)
  • Aug 5 M V Sridhar, cricketer (score 366 for Hyderabad v Andhra Pradesh 1994)
  • Aug 6 Brian Kinchen, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

Person of interestDavid Robinson

Aug 6 David Robinson, American NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympic gold 1992), born in Key West, Florida

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • Aug 6 Vincent Wells, England cricketer
  • Aug 7 Caroline S Keggi, LPGA golfer (1994 Dinah Shore-19th), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Aug 7 Elizabeth Manley, Canadian figure skater (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Aug 8 Angus Fraser, cricketer (England right-arm pace bowler 1989- )
  • Aug 9 Ezra Polley, Georgetown Kentucky, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Aug 9 John Smith, US amateur wrestler and coach (4-time World Champion, 2-time Olympic Games champion), born in Del City, Oklahoma
  • Aug 10 Carolyn Schuwalow, Australian distance runner (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 10 John Starks, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
  • Aug 10 Patricia Spurgin, US scherpschutser (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Aug 10 Mike E. Smith, American jockey
  • Aug 10 Mike Smith, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (9 American Classics), born in Dexter, New Mexico
  • Aug 11 Marc Bergevin, Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Aug 12 Angeliki Kanellopoulou, Greece, tennis star
  • Aug 12 Barry Manuel, Mamou LA, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Aug 13 Cris Dishman, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers, Wash Redskins)
  • Aug 13 Leo Groenewegen, CFL guard (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Aug 13 Mark Lemke, infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Utica, New York
  • Aug 14 Paul Broadhurst, British golfer (British Open Seniors 2016), born in Walsall, England
  • Aug 16 Eric van der Luer, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Aug 16 Todd McNair, NFL running back/kick returner (Houston Oilers)
  • Aug 16 Xavier Hernandez, Port Arthur TX, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Aug 17 Dottie Mochrie Pepper, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 1992, 99), born in Saratoga Springs, New York
  • Aug 17 Fred Grim, soccer player (Cambuur L, Ajax)
  • Aug 19 James Tomkins, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 21 Jim Bullinger, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 22 Patricia Hy-Boulais, tennis star (1994 Auckland doubles), born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Aug 24 Reggie Miller, American NBA guard (Ind Pacers, Olympic gold 1996), born in Riverside, California
  • Aug 24 Vince Alcalde, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)
  • Aug 25 Cornelius Bennett, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Aug 25 Kathleen Horvath, tennis player (French Open Jr 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 25 Nate Odomes, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Aug 25 Sanjeev Sharma, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1988-89)
  • Aug 26 Bobby Duncum, Jr., wrestler (d. 2000)
  • Aug 27 Michael Perry, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • Aug 27 Wayne James, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test wicketkeeper v Pakistan 1993)
  • Aug 29 Alphons Arts, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Aug 29 Will Perdue, NBA center (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Aug 31 Willie Watson, cricket pace bowler (NZ)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 10 Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies
  • Aug 11 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies at 67
  • Aug 11 Ethel Larcombe, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1912), dies at 86
  • Aug 25 Moonlight Graham, American baseball player
  • Aug 27 Gerald Bond, South African cricketer (South Africa 1938-39), dies at 56