August 1967 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 2 New Orleans Saints play 1st ever pre-season game, lose to LA Rams 16-7 at Anaheim Stadium
  • Aug 4 34th NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 ; 70,934 at Soldier Field
  • Aug 5 First exhibition after AFL/NFL merger, Denver Broncos (AFL) surprise Detroit Lions (NFL), 13-7 at University of Denver
  • Aug 6 Minnesota Twins pitcher Dean Chance throws a perfect no-hitter vs Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings before game is called because of weather
  • Aug 6 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) hits into MLB record 4th career triple play
  • Aug 12 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St Louis 23-14
  • Aug 16 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves
  • Aug 18 Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 20 Western Open Women's Golf, Pekin CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 7 strokes from Sandra Haynie

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Aug 21 Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent
  • Aug 25 Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
  • Aug 28 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
  • Aug 29 Yanks longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yanks win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours & 19 minutes

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Gregg Jefferies, American infielder (NY Mets, Royals, Phillies), born in Burlingame, California
  • Aug 1 Lori Endicott, American volleyball setter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Aug 2 Aaron Krickstein, tennis player (Tel Aviv 1983), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Aug 2 Martin Laamers, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Aug 4 Carrie Flemmer, Stettler Alberta, softball catcher (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 4 Marcelo Filippini, Uruguay, tennis star
  • Aug 4 Michael Lawrence Marsh, American sprinter (Olympic 200m gold 1992, silver 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 5 Mike Fox, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
  • Aug 6 Willie Williams, NFL/CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts, New Orleans Saints)
  • Aug 6 Mike Greenberg, American sportscaster
  • Aug 7 Jason Grimsley, Cleveland TX, pitcher (California Angels)
  • Aug 8 Ben Fouchee, Kuruman South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1987 South African Amateur)
  • Aug 8 Howard Cross, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • Aug 8 Margo Malowney, Saint John New Brunswick, volleyball player (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 9 Debbie Spence, tennis star, born in San Jose, California
  • Aug 9 Deborah Lee, LPGA golfer (1989 National Amat France), born in Hamilton, Ontario

Person of interestDeion Sanders

Aug 9 Deion Sanders, American NFL corner-back/wide receiver and MLB player (Dallas Cowboys and NY Yankees), born in Fort Myers, Florida

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • Aug 9 Elexa Wills/Orrange, Orange Texas, long jumper/triple jumper
  • Aug 10 Carlos Briceno, Fountain Valley, CA, beach volleyball (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • Aug 10 Lori Tatum, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 10 Peter Murphy, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 10 Reinout Scholte, cricketer (Netherlands batsman 1996 World Cup)

Person of interestRiddick Bowe

Aug 10 Riddick Bowe, Heavyweight boxing champion (Olympic silver 1988), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Aug 10 Philippe Albert, Belgian former footballer
  • Aug 11 Brad Dalgarno, NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Aug 11 Mike Lodish, NFL nose tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Aug 11 Eric Maleson, Brazilian Bobsleigh 2002 Olympian
  • Aug 12 Andrew Glover, American NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings), born in Gonzales, Louisiana
  • Aug 12 Regilio Tuur, Dutch boxer
  • Aug 12 Andrey Plotnikov, Russian race walker
  • Aug 13 Taro Tan, 65 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 13 Tracy Rogers, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Aug 15 Mike James, Ft Walton FL, pitcher (California Angels)
  • Aug 15 Moulay Brahim Boutaib, Morocco, 10k runner (Olympic gold 1988)
  • Aug 15 Neil Wilkinson, Selkirk, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • Aug 16 Bret Barberie, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Long Beach, California
  • Aug 16 Matt Vanderbeek, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • Aug 17 James Jenkins, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • Aug 17 Kenny Davidson, NFL defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • Aug 17 Nelson Emerson, Hamilton, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
  • Aug 18 John Jurkovic, defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Aug 19 Randy Baldwin, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers)
  • Aug 20 Andy Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Aug 20 Michael "Sean" Hall, Williamsburg Va, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 21 Tuineau Alipate, NLF/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Minnesota Vikings), born in Tonga
  • Aug 21 Darren Bewick, AFL footballer, born in Perth, Australia

Person of interestStéphane Charbonnier

Aug 21 Stéphane Charbonnier [Charb], French cartoonist and editor of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, born in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (d. 2015)

  • Aug 22 Curt Bourque, American jockey, born in Erath, Louisiana
  • Aug 23 Karen Noble, LPGA golfer (1995 Dinah Shore-32nd), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Aug 23 Markus Ketterer, Finnish hockey goalie (Team Finland), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Aug 24 Michael Lauriston Thomas, English footballer, born in Lambeth, London
  • Aug 26 Myron Guyton, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 27 Brian McRae, Bradenton FL, outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • Aug 27 Rob Burnett, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens)
  • Aug 28 Chris Armstrong, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Aug 28 Darren Lewis, outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Berkeley, California
  • Aug 29 Shaun Van Allen, Shaunavon, NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Aug 30 Barbara Kendall, New Zealand mistral sailor (Olympic gold 1992, silver 1996, bronze 2000), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Aug 30 Catrin Nilsmark, Goteborg Sweden, LPGA golfer (1995 PING Welch's-14th)
  • Aug 30 Justin Vaughan, cricketer (New Zealand all-rounder 1992-)
  • Aug 31 Diane Madl, Mountain Top PA, field hockey forward/midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 31 Melanie Sullivan, Branford Ct, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1994)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 4 Peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies
  • Aug 14 Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)
  • Aug 23 Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver, dies at 48
  • Aug 26 Dilawar Hussain, cricketer (Indian wicketkeeper in the 1930's), dies