On This Day

August 1965 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring to clinch his second F1 World Drivers Championship
  • 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

Sport awardPGA Championship

Aug 15 PGA Championship Men's Golf, 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 third career triple play (tying George Sisler, Deacon McGuire and Joe Start)
  • Aug 18 Dutch soccer team FC Den Bosch (successor to BVV 1906 and Wilhelmina 1890) is established at 's-Hertogenbosch
  • Aug 19 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Maloney throws his second no-hitter of the season in 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 30 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 4 Trena Trice, WNBA forward/center (NY Liberty)
  • Aug 5 M V Sridhar, Indian cricketer (scored 366 for Hyderabad v Andhra Pradesh 1994), born in Vijayawada, India (d. 2017)
  • 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 7 Elizabeth Manley, Canadian figure skater (Olympic silver 1988), born in Quinte West, Canada
  • 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 Barry Manuel, Mamou LA, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Aug 13 Cris Dishman, American NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers, Wash Redskins), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Aug 13 Leo Groenewegen, CFL guard (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Aug 13 Mark Lemke, American MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Utica, New York
  • Aug 14 Paul Broadhurst, British golfer (British Senior Open 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, Dutch soccer player (Cambuur L, Ajax), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 19 James Tomkins, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 21 Jim Bullinger, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 24 Reggie Miller, American NBA guard (Ind Pacers, Olympic gold 1996), born in Riverside, California
  • Aug 25 Cornelius Bennett, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Aug 25 Kathy Horvath, American tennis player (World #10 1984, 6 WTA titles), 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 Will Perdue, American NBA center (San Antonio Spurs), born in Melbourne, Florida
  • 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