On This Day

August 25, 1968 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches second 2/3 innings and beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in second game and homered

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dave Thomas, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Deaths in Sport

  • Stan McCabe, Australian cricket batsman (39 Tests, batting av. 48.21, top score 232), dies of a fractured skull at 58
1968 in Sport