On This Day

August 1974 in Sports History

Events in Sport

PGA Championship

Aug 11 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Tanglewood Park: Lee Trevino wins the first of his 2 PGA C'ships, 1 stroke ahead of defending champion Jack Nicklaus

Baseball Record

Aug 12 Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 & walks only 2 as Angels top Red Sox, 4-2

Hall of Fame

Aug 12 Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st teammates inducted to hall of fame on same day

  • Aug 15 Longest team (6) trampoline bouncing marathon (1,248 hours or 52 days)
  • Aug 20 Nolan Ryan pitch measured at record 161.6 kph (100.4 mph)
  • Aug 23 Zaheer Abbas scores 240 Pakistan v England at The Cricket Oval
  • Aug 27 NY Met Benny Ayala hits a HR in his 1st at bat

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skiing athlete, born in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
  • Aug 2 Nabil Bouchlal, Dutch soccer player (Willem II), born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Aug 2 Paul Grasmanis, American defensive tackle (Chicago Bears), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Aug 3 Blaine Wilson, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Aug 4 Canute Curtis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Aug 4 Kily González, Argentine footballer
  • Aug 4 Keenan Milton, Professional Skater
  • Aug 5 Frankie Hejduk, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in La Mesa, California
  • Aug 5 Antoine Sibierski, French footballer
  • Aug 6 Adrian Voinea, Focsani Romania, tennis star (1995 Malta)
  • Aug 6 Bobby Petta, soccer player (Feyenoord, RKC)
  • Aug 6 Nelson Vargas, Holoyoke Mass, soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Aug 7 Philippe De Rouville, Canadian NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins), born in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 8 Andrei Mezin, NHL goaltender (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Aug 8 Andy Priaulx, British race car driver
  • Aug 9 Derek Fisher, American NBA guard (LA Lakers) and manager (LS Sparks), born in Little Rock Arkansas
  • Aug 10 Dave Fiore, tackle (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Aug 10 Walt Harris, cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • Aug 10 David Sommeil, French footballer
  • Aug 10 Luis Marín, Costa Rican footballer
  • Aug 11 Audrey Mestre, French diver
  • Aug 11 Anju Jain, Indian cricketer(women's team)
  • Aug 12 Wendy Palmer, American basketball player, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz), born in Timberlake, North Carolina
  • Aug 13 Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player (Los Angeles Angels), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Aug 14 Chucky Atkins, American basketball player, born in Orlando, Florida
  • Aug 15 Ramon Morel, Villa Gonzalez Dom Rep, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Aug 16 Bryan Chiu, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Aug 16 Krizstina Egerszegi, Hungarian swimmer (5 x Olympic gold backstroke/medley 1988, 92, 96), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Aug 16 Roger Cedeno, Venezuelan outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Valencia, Venezuela
  • Aug 16 Ryan Longwell, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 16 Iván Hurtado, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Esmeraldas, Ecuador
  • Aug 18 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Guyanese cricketer (WI left-handed batsman 1994-), born in Unity Village, Guyana
  • Aug 19 David Patten, American football wide receiver (Super Bowl 2001, 04, 05; New England Patriots), born in Hopkins, South Carolina (d. 2021)
  • Aug 20 Szabolcs Sáfár, Hungarian football goalkeeper, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Aug 21 Pietra Gay, WNBA guard/forward (Houston Comets)
  • Aug 22 Agustín Pichot, Argentine rugby player, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Aug 23 Benjamin Limo, Kenyan runner, born in Eldoret, Kenya
  • Aug 24 Archie Amerson, CFL running back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Aug 24 Tony McCombs, American football linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • Aug 25 Chris Mantilla, diver (Olympics 1996), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Aug 25 Darren Benson, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Aug 26 Kelvin Cato, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 27 José Vidro, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Aug 27 Michael Mason, New Zealand cricketer
  • Aug 28 Carsten Jancker, German footballer and coach, born in Grevesmühlen, East Germany

Jay Onrait

Aug 29 Jay Onrait, Canadian sports broadcaster (TSN, Fox Sports 1), born in Athabasca, Alberta

  • Aug 30 Javier Otxoa, Spanish cyclist
  • Aug 31 Andrei Medvedev, Russian tennis star (1991 French Open junior), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Aug 31 Jeremy O'day, CFL offensive linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 2 W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver, dies at 80
  • Aug 7 Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 72
  • Aug 11 Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies at 51
  • Aug 13 Hugo Yarnold, English cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies at 57