August 1972 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 Nate Colbert of SD Padres hits record tying 5 HRs in a double header
  • Aug 5 Detroit shortstop Ed Brinkman errors ends record streak of 72 games & 331 total chances without a miscue
  • Aug 6 Garry Player wins PGA golf tournament

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 6 Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for Braves (record for 1 team)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Knoxville Ladies Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Aug 12 Ian & Greg Chappell both scores centuries in same Test Cricket innings
  • Aug 13 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 16 54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • Aug 17 Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game
  • Aug 20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
  • Aug 22 Rhodesia is expelled by the International Olympic Committee for its racist policies.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 23 Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 24 Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • Aug 26 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 26 Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Aug 27 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Aug 29 SF Giant Jim Barr retires 1st 20 batters he faces added to last 21 he retired 6 days earlier for record 41 in a row
  • Aug 31 Lasse Viren runs Olympic/world record 10,000m (27:38.4)
  • Aug 31 Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Karen Dalton, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Mt View, California
  • Aug 1 Martin Damm, Czech Republic, tennis star
  • Aug 1 Matt Dyson, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Aug 2 Lee McClinton, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • Aug 2 Nathan Thomas, Australian water polo player (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 2 Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer
  • Aug 3 Alain Bolduc, sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 3 Jeff Nygaard, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Aug 3 John Lilley, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • Aug 3 Sandis Ozolinsh, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Riga, Latvia
  • Aug 3 Travis Hall, defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 5 Aaqib Javed, Pakistani cricketer and pace bowler (1989-98), born in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • Aug 5 Arthur Reid, pairs skater (& Jennifer Darst), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Aug 5 Darryl Yung, Victoria BC, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 5 John Wasdin, Ft Belvoir WA, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • Aug 6 Mike Frederick, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Aug 7 Oscar Gray, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Aug 7 Tony Bouie, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Aug 7 Willy Tate, NFL/WLAF tight end (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
  • Aug 8 Axel Merckx, Belgian cyclist
  • Aug 9 Eric Zomalt, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 9 Robert Peal, American dance skater (with Margot Contois), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 9 Silvia Ramon-Cortes, tennis star (1994 Futures-Vigo), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Aug 10 Lawrence Dallaglio, English rugby union footballer
  • Aug 11 Curtis Ceaser, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
  • Aug 12 Allison Cook, Australian basketballl player (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Aug 12 John Jones, WLAF guard (Rhein Fire)
  • Aug 12 Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer
  • Aug 12 Gyanendra Pandey, Indian cricketer
  • Aug 13 Lisa Kiggens, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester International), born in Salinas, California
  • Aug 14 Brian Gragert, WLAF punter (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Aug 14 Ed O'Bannon, NBA forward (NJ Nets)
  • Aug 14 Evan Pilgrim, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • Aug 14 Katja Maaria Lehtd, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Aug 14 Ross Schulte, NFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Buffalo Bills, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Aug 15 Freddie Solomon, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 15 Jason Maniecki, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Aug 15 Ken Walter, punter (Carolina Panthers)
  • Aug 16 Eddie Goines, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Aug 16 Michael Reed, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
  • Aug 16 Michael Thornberry, Virginia Beach Va, team handball circle (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 16 Zach Wiegert, tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • Aug 16 Stan Lazaridis, Australian footballer
  • Aug 17 Ernie Conwell, tight end (St Louis Rams)
  • Aug 17 Habibul Bashar, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Aug 18 Derrick Harris, running back (St Louis Rams)
  • Aug 18 Loraine Lambert, Ipswich Queensland, golfer (NZ champ 1991, 92)
  • Aug 18 Nate Jones, heavyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 18 Ray Jacobs, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • Aug 19 Colleen Thornburn, softball catcher (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 19 Pierre Allard, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Aug 19 Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentine footballer
  • Aug 20 Derrick Alston, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Aug 21 Johnnie Harris, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 22 Stephen Boyd, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), born in Valley Stream, NY
  • Aug 22 Max Wilson, Brazilian racing driver, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Aug 23 Anthony Calvillo, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Aug 23 Sheldon Benoit, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Aug 23 Tony Carter, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
  • Aug 23 Martin Grainger, English footballer
  • Aug 23 Raul Casanova, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Aug 24 Chris Right, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Aug 24 Christian Ruud, tennis star (1989 Norwegian), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Aug 24 Ian Moran, US hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994, Pitts), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 24 Kurt Miller, pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Aug 25 Bryan Stoltenberg, corner (NY Giants)
  • Aug 25 Marlo Perry, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • Aug 25 Marvin Harrison, wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Aug 25 Tony Dumas, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Aug 26 Sherell Ford, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • Aug 27 Chris Imes, South Paris Maine, US hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994)
  • Aug 27 Donta Jones, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Aug 27 Denise Lewis, English heptathlete
  • Aug 28 Darby Hendrickson, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Richfield Minnasota
  • Aug 28 Mike Cawley, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Aug 28 Jay Witasick, American baseball player
  • Aug 29 Michael Roan, NFL tight end/halfback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Aug 30 Jose Herrera, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Oakland A's)
  • Aug 30 Ryan Leahy, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Aug 30 Shonte Peoples, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 13 George Wiess, General Manager (NY Yankees), dies at 78