August 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 36th Chicago Charities College All-Star Game: NY Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
  • Aug 3 Cincinnati Reds with 25 hits & 10 runs in 5th edge Philadelphia Phillies 19-17 at Connie Mack Stadium
  • Aug 5 Pirates outfielder Willie Stargell smashes first and longest home run ever hit out of Dodger Stadium; the incomparable shot off Alan Foster, measures 506 feet
  • Aug 10 Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
  • Aug 11 Pittsburgh Steelers beat NY Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)
  • Aug 12 Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million
  • Aug 13 Balt Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • Aug 14 NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant
  • Aug 17 PGA Championship, NCR GC: Ray Floyd wins by 1 stroke from South African Gary Player
  • Aug 17 NY Jets beat NY Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season)
  • Aug 19 Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0
  • Aug 23 Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 23 France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
  • Aug 25 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 29 Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • Aug 30 69th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Graham Thorpe, English cricketer (England LHB Century on Test debut 1993), born in Farnham, Surrey, England
  • Aug 1 Kevin Jarvis, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Aug 2 Cedric Ceballos, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)
  • Aug 2 Erik Meijer, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Uerdingen)
  • Aug 2 Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer
  • Aug 3 Doug Overton, American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 4 Lee O'Leary, Compton CA, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • Aug 4 Norm Casola, CFL slot back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Aug 5 Halle Cioffi, tennis star, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 5 James Fuller, NFL/WLAF safety (N O Saints, Frankfurt Galaxy, Scotland)
  • Aug 5 Robert Scott, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 5 Vasbert Conniel Drakes, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI ODI 1995)
  • Aug 5 Venkatesh Prasad, cricketer (consistent Indian Test pace bowler 1996-)
  • Aug 6 Roberto Lanckohr, soccer player (MVV)
  • Aug 6 Simon Doull, cricket medium pacer (NZ)
  • Aug 7 Dave Smits, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Aug 7 Jodi Figley, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 7 Keith Cash, NFL tight end (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders)
  • Aug 7 Ludovit Tatos, Lynnwood Wash, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 7 Travis Brown, Durango Colo, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 8 Jerome Henderson, NFL cornerback (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 9 Troy Percival, pitcher (California Angels), born in Fontana, California
  • Aug 10 Iain Fraser, Scarborough, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Aug 11 Dave Pashko, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 CPGA Winter Tour), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 11 Wilfried Elzinga, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Aug 12 Lincoln Coleman, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 12 Nate Gwynne, Davis California, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 12 Stuart Williams, cricketer (West Indian opening batsman 1994- )
  • Aug 13 Alex Fernandez, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 13 Midori Ito, ice skater (Olympic silver 1992), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 14 Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer
  • Aug 15 Eric Bieniemy, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
  • Aug 15 James Black, Regina, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Aug 15 Mark Heese, beach volleyballer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 15 Yancey Thigpen, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Aug 16 Ben Coates, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 16 Carl Henkel, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • Aug 17 Christian Laettner, NBA forward/center (Atlanta Hawks, Olympic gold 1992)
  • Aug 17 Ed Cunningham, NFL center (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Aug 17 Maria Strandlund, Akersberga Sweden, tennis star (1987 Futures NOR)
  • Aug 18 Isaac Austin, NBA center (Miami Heat)
  • Aug 19 Scott Ford, Norbrooke Germany, golfer (1994 Trafalgar CPGA-2nd)
  • Aug 19 Kirk Herbstreit, American football analyst (College GameDay)
  • Aug 19 Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player
  • Aug 20 Bart Spark, soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
  • Aug 20 Francisco Torres, jockey
  • Aug 21 Andújar Cedeño, Dominican infielder (Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers), born in La Romana, Dominican Republic (d. 2000)
  • Aug 21 Josee Chouinard, Canadian figure skater (Olympic-9th-1994), born in Montreal, Canada
  • Aug 22 Hipolito Pichardo, Dominican pitcher (KC Royals), born in Jicomé, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 22 Maurice Graef, Dutch soccer player (VVW, Roda JC), born in Horn, Netherlands
  • Aug 23 Clayton Holmes, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Florence, South Carolina
  • Aug 23 Jeremy Schaap, American sportswriter, born in New York City, New York
  • Aug 25 Catriona Matthew, golfer (1995 British Open-12th), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Aug 25 Elly Hakami, tennis star, born in San Francisco, California
  • Aug 25 Mike Gisler, corner (New England Patriots)
  • Aug 25 Mike Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 25 Vivek Razdan, cricket pace bowler (Indian Test 1989-90)
  • Aug 26 Mike Gisler, NFL guard/center (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 26 Nicole Arendt, Somerville NJ, tennis star (1996 Aust doubles finalist)
  • Aug 26 Ricky Bottalico, New Britain CT, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Aug 27 Kipp Vickers, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Aug 27 Mark Ealham, cricketer (Kent & England Test all-rounder 1996)
  • Aug 27 Steven Van Randwijck, field hockey player (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestPierre Turgeon

Aug 28 Pierre Turgeon, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon
  • Aug 29 Brady Katytman, Greece NY, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 29 Jerry Simons, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, Vitesse)
  • Aug 29 Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player
  • Aug 30 Jerold Jeffcoat, WLAF defensive tackle (Scottish Claymores)
  • Aug 31 Andrei Trefilov, Kirovo Russia, NHL goalie (Buffalo Sabres, Olympic silver 1998)
  • Aug 31 Javagal Srinath, cricketer (Indian right-arm pace bowler since 1991)
  • Aug 31 Nathan Minchey, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Aug 31 Victor Alexander, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 9 George Preston Marshall, American businessman and NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), dies at 72

Person of interestRocky Marciano

Aug 31 Rocky Marciano, former heavyweight champ, dies in a plane crash at 45

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano