On This Day

August 1975 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 5 Philadelphia Phillies create MLB record when first 8 batters get hits off Bill Bonham, beat Cubs 13-5
  • Aug 9 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7
  • Aug 9 Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consecutive base without being caught

PGA Championship

Aug 10 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Firestone CC: Jack Nicklaus wins his 4th PGA crown by 2 shots from Australian Bruce Crampton

  • Aug 13 Batsman Viv Richards out for 291 v England for the West Indies, at the cricket Oval, London
  • Aug 22 McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
  • Aug 24 SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0

PGA Players Championship

Aug 24 PGA Tournament Players Championship, Colonial CC: Al Geiberger leads wire-to-wire to finish 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Dave Stockton

  • 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 [Carlos Luciano da Silva], Brazilian footballer, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Aug 3 N. D. Kalu, American defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 3 Trevor Pryce, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 3 Aryiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete, born in Heraklion, Greece
  • Aug 3 Chris Nevin, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper-batsman (37 ODIs, 19 dismissals), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 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, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Aug 7 Edgar Renteria, Colombian baseball player (Florida Marlins), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Aug 7 Jimmy van Fessem, Dutch football goalkeeper (Willem II), born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Aug 9 Mathew James Coad, New Zealand 100m/200m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Aug 9 Mike Lamb, American baseball player, born in West Covina, California
  • 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 13 Joe Perry, English snooker player, born in Wisbech, England
  • Aug 13 Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistani cricket fast bowler (regarded as fastest bowler in history 161.3km/h; 46 Tests, 178 wickets, BB 6/11; Somerset CCC, Durham CCC, Worcestershire CCC), born in Morgah, Pakistan
  • Aug 14 Mike Vrabel, American NFL linebacker (Super Bowl 2001, 03, 04, New England Patriots) and coach (Tennessee Titans 2018-20), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Aug 14 Viaceslav Ivanovski, Israeli weightlifter, born in Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Aug 15 Bert Berry, American football linebacker (Pro Bowl, All Pro 2004; Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 15 Jurgen Dirkx, soccer player (PSV)
  • Aug 15 Bertrand Berry, American football player
  • Aug 15 Vijay Bharadwaj, Indian cricketer
  • Aug 16 Felicia Zimmermann, American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Rochester, New York
  • Aug 16 Didier Agathe, French footballer, born in Saint-Pierre, Réunion
  • Aug 17 İlhan Mansız, German born Turkish footballer and ice skater, born in Kempten, West Germany
  • 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), born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York
  • 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) and coach, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Aug 26 Morgan Ensberg, American baseball player, born in Hermosa Beach, California
  • Aug 27 Mark Rudan, Australian footballer
  • Aug 28 Jamie Cureton, English footballer (Bishop's Stortford), born in Bristol, England
  • Aug 28 Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer (Aston Villa), born in Dublin
  • Aug 30 Radhi Jaïdi, Tunisian soccer defender (105 caps; Espérance, Bolton Wanderers, Birmingham City, Southampton), born in Tunis, Tunisia
  • 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, Greek-American wrestler, dies at 81
  • Aug 19 Mark Donohue, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500, 1972), dies from injuries suffered in a crash during a practice run in Graz, Austria at 38