August 1970 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 2 Baltimore defeats KC 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals
  • Aug 3 4 day NFL strike ends
  • Aug 8 NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
  • Aug 9 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Aug 12 Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball
  • Aug 15 Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 16 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 16 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Aug 23 Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 23 Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Aug 28 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
  • Aug 31 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Quentin Coryatt, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Aug 1 David James, English footballer
  • Aug 2 Chainey Umphrey, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Aug 2 Elijah Alexander, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos)
  • Aug 2 Jonathan Andrew Kaye, PGA golfer (1995 Quad City-2nd), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 2 Philo Wallace, cricketer (WI ODI opening batsman 1991-92)
  • Aug 2 Tony Amonte, Hingham MA, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks, USA)
  • Aug 2 Wes Bender, WLAF/NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, New Orleans Saints)
  • Aug 3 Darren Mickell, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints)
  • Aug 4 Orlando Trustfull, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Aug 4 Owen McMahon, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 4 Steven Jack, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1994-95)
  • Aug 5 Andy Antoine, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Aug 5 Everett McIver, NFL guard (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins)
  • Aug 5 Travis Moore, CFL receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Aug 6 Mike Strange, Niagara Falls Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 6 Erwin Thijs, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 7 Eric Namesnik, American 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-silver-1992, 96)
  • Aug 7 Joe Cocozzo, NFL guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • Aug 8 Amaia Arruti, LPGA golfer
  • Aug 8 Catriona Fallon, Burlingame California, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
  • Aug 8 Trev Alberts, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Aug 9 Chris Gedney, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Aug 9 Rod Brind'amour, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers, Team Canada 98), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Aug 10 Brendon Julian, cricketer (in NZ Australian left-arm quickie 1993-)
  • Aug 10 Bret Hedican, St-paul, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Aug 10 Gino Torretta, quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1992, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Aug 12 Alison Inverarity, Australian high jumper (Olympics-8th-92, 96)
  • Aug 12 Jim Schlossnagle, baseball coach
  • Aug 13 Elvis Grbac, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs)
  • Aug 13 Tim Watson, NFL/WLAF safety (Raiders, Barcelona Dragons)
  • Aug 13 Alan Shearer, English footballer
  • Aug 14 Arno Doornernik, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Aug 14 Slava Dosedel, Czech, tennis star
  • Aug 14 Susan Veasey, LPGA golfer (U of S Fla), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Aug 14 Trise Jackson, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • Aug 15 Dawn Ponte, Kent RI, dance skater (& Frey-1995 Eastern Jr champ)
  • Aug 16 Adrian Hardy, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • Aug 16 Dena Head, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
  • Aug 16 Eric Swann, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Aug 16 Lester Smith, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Aug 16 Quinton McCracken, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Aug 16 Wilco Hellinga, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Aug 16 Bonnie Bernstein, American sportscaster
  • Aug 17 Bernard Wilson, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Aug 17 Brad Bretz, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Aug 17 Jim Courier, Sanford Florida, tennis champ (1990, 91 French)
  • Aug 17 Oyvind Leonhardsen, Norwegian footballer
  • Aug 18 Richie Cunningham, American NFL kicker (Dallas Cowboys), born in Houma, Louisiana
  • Aug 18 Robert Higginson, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 19 Scott Brumfield, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
  • Aug 20 Els Callens, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star (1996 quarterfinalist Essen)
  • Aug 20 Jay McNeil, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Aug 21 Bill Roth, gymnast (Pan Am-gold-1995, Olympics-96), born in Yonkers, New York
  • Aug 21 Mark Hatfield, CFL guard (BC Lions)
  • Aug 21 Paulo Barrancos Guerra, Portuguese athlete, 10k runner, born in Barrancos, Portugal
  • Aug 21 Steve Everitt, NFL center (Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 22 Jean-Michel Bombardier, Canadian pair skater (1995, 96 Can), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 23 Andrew Henry, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Aug 23 Fabian Wilnis, Dutch soccer player (NAC, De Graafschap)
  • Aug 23 LaMark Carter, triple jumper, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Aug 24 Sandra Whyte-Sweeney, American ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98), born in Saugus, Massachusetts
  • Aug 24 Tugay Kerimo─člu, Turkish footballer, born in Trabzon, Turkey
  • Aug 25 Debbie Graham, tennis star (1993 Taranto doubles), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Aug 25 Doug Glanville, outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Hackensack, New York
  • Aug 25 Katherine "Katie" Scanlon, rower (Olympics-96), born in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Aug 25 Robert Horry, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Houston Rockets)
  • Aug 25 Ronald Waterreus, soccer player (Roda JC, PSV)
  • Aug 26 Brett Schultz, cricket pace bowler (South African Test)
  • Aug 26 Jacco Eltingh, Heerde Neth, tennis star (1993 ATP World Doubles)
  • Aug 26 Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian athlete
  • Aug 27 Andy Bichel, cricketer (Australian pace bowler v WI 1997)
  • Aug 27 Dene Hills, cricketer (prolific Tasmanian batsman)
  • Aug 27 Greg Woodcroft, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Aug 27 Jim Thome, Peoria IL, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • Aug 27 Mark Ilott, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1993-)
  • Aug 27 Reggie Slater, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • Aug 27 Jeff Kenna, Irish footballer
  • Aug 28 Gavin Maxwell, Canadian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Aug 28 Jaime Fields, NFL/WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)
  • Aug 29 Jacco Elringh, Netherlands, tennis star
  • Aug 31 James Robinson, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers)
  • Aug 31 Steve Nikataras, cricketer (left-arm pace bowler for NSW 1996-97)
  • Aug 31 Arie van Lent, Dutch-German footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 6 Ingolf Dahl, German composer (Andante & Arioso), dies at 58