August 1976 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 21st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada
  • Aug 1 Seattle Seahawks play 1st (preseason) game (SF 27, Seattle 20)
  • Aug 7 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Colgate-European Golf Open
  • Aug 8 Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
  • Aug 9 Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0
  • Aug 15 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 16 58th PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots a 281 at Congressional MD

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Aug 16 St Louis Cards beat San Diego Chargers 20-10 in Tokyo (NFL expo)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Aug 27 Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
  • Aug 29 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Aug 31 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 18th Olympics Marathon (2:09:55.0)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 David Nemirovsky, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 1 Eryn Bulmer, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Aug 1 Nwankwo Kanu, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Aug 1 Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer
  • Aug 1 Søren Jochumsen, Danish footballer
  • Aug 1 Kevin Joseph, American baseball player
  • Aug 2 Michael Weiss, figure skater (1997 World Champ-7th), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 2 Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete
  • Aug 3 Troy Glaus, Tarzana CA, baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Aug 4 Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer
  • Aug 5 Germain Wattamaleo, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Aug 5 Marian Pahars, Latvian footballer
  • Aug 7 Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer
  • Aug 7 Shane Lechler, American football player
  • Aug 8 Seung-Yeop Lee, Korean baseball player
  • Aug 8 Jeff Simmons, American race car driver
  • Aug 10 Michael Depoli, American wrestler
  • Aug 11 Lubomir Visnovsky, Topolcany CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • Aug 11 Bubba Crosby, American baseball player
  • Aug 12 Antoine Walker, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Aug 12 Henry Tuilagi, Samoan rugby player
  • Aug 12 Pedro Collins, West Indian cricketer
  • Aug 15 Boudewijn Send, soccer player (PSV)
  • Aug 15 Ger Unterluggauer, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • Aug 16 Jonatan Johansson, Finnish footballer
  • Aug 18 Tom Malchow, American 200m swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Aug 20 Chris Drury, American hockey player
  • Aug 21 Jeff Cunningham, Jamaican American soccer player, born in Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Aug 22 Jim Weaver, American baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Aug 23 Kate Sobrero, soccer defender (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 24 Bjorn van der Doelen, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Goirle, Netherlands
  • Aug 24 Nordin Wooter, Dutch soccer player (Ajax), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • Aug 25 Philippe Comtois, Canadian 3m springboard diver (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 25 Sam Mackinnon, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Aug 26 Carey Tally, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Aug 27 Cartos Moya, Spanish tennis star
  • Aug 27 Craig Mills, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 28 Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer
  • Aug 29 Chris Renaud, Fredericton New Brunswick, swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 29 Kasia Kulesza, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Aug 29 Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer
  • Aug 29 Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player
  • Aug 29 Pablo Mastroeni, American soccer player
  • Aug 30 Mike Koplove, American baseball player
  • Aug 31 Roque Júnior, Brazilian footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 10 Bert Oldfield, cricketer (54 Tests, 52 stumpings), dies
  • Aug 19 Ken Wadsworth, cricketer (Exciting NZ keeper), dies of cancer at 29
  • Aug 21 Ken James, cricketer (kept wicket for NZ in 11 Tests), dies
  • Aug 25 Perc Hornibrook, cricketer (6 Tests 1928-30, 17 wickets), dies