August 1973 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 Struggling ABA club Virginia Squires trades star forward Julius Erving to New York Nets for George Carter and cash

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 2 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman George Brett gets his 1st MLB hit on debut for the Kansas City Royals in 3-1 win v Chicago WS

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Aug 4 NY Yankees pitcher Lindy McDaniel puts in one of the best relief stints in MLB history, entering in 2nd inning, allows only 1 run in 13 innings in 3-2 win v Detroit Tigers
  • Aug 5 Braves pitcher Phil Niekro no-hits the San Diego Padres, 9-0, the first for the franchise in Atlanta
  • Aug 5 15 year old Australian swimmer Stephen Holland smashes Mike Burton's 1,500m world record by a massive 14.78 seconds (15:37.8) in Brisbane

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 6 Roberto Clemente, Warren Spahn, Billy Evans, Monty Irvin, Mickey Welch and High Pockets Kelly are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 12 PGA Championship, Canterbury GC: Jack Nicklaus wins 3rd of 5 PGA C'ships by 4 from Bruce Crampton of Australia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 14 Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 18 Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Aug 24 Garry Sobers scores 26th & last Test Cricket ton 150 v Eng Lord's
  • Aug 26 David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
  • Aug 26 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runners

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Ben Johnson, Australian cricketer (promising South Australian opening batsman), born in Naracoorte, South Australia
  • Aug 1 Gregg Berhalter, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 1 Mario Bennett, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns), born in Denton, Texas
  • Aug 1 Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete, born in Izegem, Belgium
  • Aug 2 George Zidek, NBA center (Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets)
  • Aug 2 Karina Habsudova, Bojnice Slovakia, tennis star (1995 Futures Czech)
  • Aug 2 Nancy Drolet, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Aug 2 Susie O'Neill, Australian butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold-1992, gold 1996), born in Mackay, Queensland
  • Aug 2 Danie Keulder, Former Namibian cricketer
  • Aug 2 Brendan Dolan, Professional darts player (2011 - played perfect 9 dart game), born in Belcoo Northern Ireland
  • Aug 3 Kurt Grote, American 100m/200m breaststroke (Olympic 6th 1996)
  • Aug 3 Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer, born in Amyntaio, Greece
  • Aug 4 Alex Molden, cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • Aug 4 Eddie Cade, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
  • Aug 4 Peter Tsekenis, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 4 Xavier Marchand, French swimmer
  • Aug 5 Brendan Todd, Australian mistral sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 5 Ed Burman, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • Aug 5 Sanwar Hossain, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Aug 6 Mike Sheldon, WLAF Guard (Rhein Fire)
  • Aug 6 Robert Lee, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Aug 6 Max Kellerman, American sportscaster
  • Aug 6 Stuart O'Grady, Australian cyclist
  • Aug 7 Bo Hanson, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 7 Kevin Muscat, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 7 Kimmo Rinatnen, hockey forward (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998)
  • Aug 7 Danny Graves, American baseball player
  • Aug 8 Shane Lee, cricket all-rounder (NSW & Somerset, Australian ODI 1995-)
  • Aug 9 Jay Hagood, tackle (NY Jets)
  • Aug 9 Jimmy King, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Aug 9 Jochen Molling, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • Aug 9 Larry Stallworth, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
  • Aug 9 Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer
  • Aug 10 Jessica Grieco, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 10 Lisa Raymond, tennis star (1995 Indian Wells doubles), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 10 Mark Doubleday, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 10 Sherriden May, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
  • Aug 10 Javier Zanetti, Argentinian footballer
  • Aug 11 Edgardo Alfonzo, Sta Teresa Venezuela, infielder (NY Mets)
  • Aug 11 Thomas Haskins, CFL running back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Aug 12 Latasha Byears, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Aug 12 Moses Ware, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Aug 12 Todd Marchant, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Aug 12 Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
  • Aug 13 Armon Williams, safety/linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Aug 13 Sherman Williams, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Aug 13 Eric Medlen, American drag racer and rodeo star (d. 2007)
  • Aug 14 Kieren Perkins, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 1,500m 1992, 96), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Aug 14 Mike Mamula, NFL linebacker/defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 14 Nancy Sweetnam, Lindsay Ontario, 400m swimmer (Olympics-7-92, 96)
  • Aug 14 Wayne Chrebet, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
  • Aug 14 Jay-Jay Okocha, Nigerian footballer
  • Aug 14 Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer
  • Aug 15 Marcus Jones, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Aug 16 Damian Jackson, American baseball player
  • Aug 17 A J Wood, soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 17 Kerry Mock, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Aug 17 Paul Wiggins, offensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Aug 17 Tim Forsyth, Australian high jumper (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • Aug 18 Alex Pijper, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • Aug 18 Clarence Benford, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Aug 18 Luke Fickell, defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • Aug 19 Roy Rogers, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Aug 19 Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer
  • Aug 20 Todd Helton, American baseball player
  • Aug 21 Ben Mann, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 21 Ismael Valdes, Mexican baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico
  • Aug 23 James Roe, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Aug 23 Jason Clemett, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Aug 23 Casey Blake, American baseball player, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Aug 24 Andrew Brunette, Canadian NHL left wing (Washington Capitals), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
  • Aug 24 Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer, born in Barendrecht, Netherlands
  • Aug 26 Barret Robbins, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • Aug 27 Danny Coyne, Welsh footballer
  • Aug 27 Dietmar Hamann, German footballer
  • Aug 29 Devin Wyman, defensive tackle (New England Patriots)
  • Aug 29 Jermane Mayberry, guard/tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 29 Joe Carollo, WLAF G (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Aug 29 Olivier Jacque, motorcyclist
  • Aug 30 Jimmy Herndon, offensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • Aug 31 Earl Scott, WLAF OL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Aug 31 Priest Lauderdale, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • Aug 31 Reggie Geary, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Aug 31 Scott Niedermayer, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 7 Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies
  • Aug 9 Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (4 Olympic golds 1904, 08), dies at 88
  • Aug 12 John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies
  • Aug 31 Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies