August 1975 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 41st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Pittsburgh 21, All-Stars 14 (54,103)
  • Aug 1 Billy Martin replaces Bill Virdon as manager of NY Yankees
  • Aug 3 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Aug 5 Phillies 1st 8 batters get hits for a record, beat Cubs 13-5
  • Aug 9 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 9 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Colgate European Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 10 57th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 276 at Firestone Akron

  • Aug 13 Viv Richards out for 291 v England at Cricket, at the Oval
  • Aug 17 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Aug 19 Astros hire Bill Virdon to replace Preston Gomez as manager
  • Aug 22 McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
  • Aug 24 Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Aug 24 SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
  • Aug 27 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
  • Aug 27 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 2 Mineiro, Brazilian footballer
  • Aug 3 Ndukwe Kalu, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Aug 3 Trevor Pryce, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Aug 3 Aryiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete
  • Aug 3 Chris Nevin, New Zealand cricketer
  • Aug 4 Beau Morgan, running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Aug 4 Kaipo Spenser, Wailuku HI, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Aug 6 Rik Platvoet, Dutch soccer player, (FC Twente, MVV)
  • Aug 6 Victor Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Aug 7 Alshermond Singleton, linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Aug 7 Edgar Renteria, Barranquilla Colombia, infielder (Florida Marlins)
  • Aug 7 Jimmy van Fessem, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Aug 9 Mathew James Coad, 100m/200m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Aug 9 Mike Lamb, American baseball player
  • Aug 10 Lise Mackie, Te Kuiti NZ, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 12 Anders Myrvold, Lorenskog Nor, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Aug 12 Paul Gaudoin, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 12 Raegan Scott, WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz)
  • Aug 12 Regan Upshaw, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Aug 13 Jason Gleasman, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Aug 14 Mike Vrabel, defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Aug 14 Viaceslav Ivanovski, Israel, Men's Weightlifting 99kg
  • Aug 15 Bert Berry, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Aug 15 Jurgen Dirkx, soccer player (PSV)
  • Aug 15 Bertrand Berry, American football player
  • Aug 15 Vijay Bharadwaj, Indian cricketer
  • Aug 16 Felicia Zimmermann, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Rochester, New York
  • Aug 16 Didier Agathe, French footballer
  • Aug 17 İlhan Mansız, Turkish footballer
  • Aug 21 Simon Katich, Australian cricketer, born in Middle Swan, Australia
  • Aug 22 Charles C. Smith, American baseball player, NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Aug 22 Robert Enes, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 22 Clint Bolton, Australian former football goalkeeper, born in Bundaberg, Australia
  • Aug 23 Joe Andruzzi, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Aug 24 Mark de Vries, Surinamese-Dutch footballer, born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Aug 25 Molly Tuter, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Aug 25 Petria Thomas, Lismore NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympic silver 1996)
  • Aug 26 Shea Seals, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • Aug 26 Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player
  • Aug 27 Mark Rudan, Australian footballer
  • Aug 28 Jamie Cureton, English footballer
  • Aug 28 Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer
  • Aug 30 Radhi Jaidi, Tunisian footballer
  • Aug 31 Raleigh Roundtree, tackle (San Diego Chargers)

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 17 Vladimir Kutz, Russian distance runner (Olympic gold 1956) dies at 48
  • Aug 19 Jim Londos, wrestler (b. 1897)