August 1977 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 SF Giant Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th grand slammer
  • Aug 6 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate European Women's Golf Open
  • Aug 8 Texas Rangers turn their 1st triple play (vs A's)
  • Aug 9 NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs
  • Aug 10 Phillies & Expos play a doubleheader that ends at 3:23 AM
  • Aug 14 59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Cal
  • Aug 14 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic
  • Aug 15 England regain cricket Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead over Australia
  • Aug 18 Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
  • Aug 21 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • Aug 21 Donna Patterson Brice sets high speed water skiing rec (111.11 mph)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 25 Canadian NHL player Tim Horton posthumously inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • Aug 28 Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Aug 28 NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 28 Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Aug 28 NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 29 St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Marc Denis, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 3 Tom Brady, American football player (New England Patriots, 4 Super Bowls), born in San Mateo, California

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • Aug 3 Óscar Pereiro, Spanish cyclist
  • Aug 4 Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer
  • Aug 5 Eric Hinske, American baseball player
  • Aug 5 Michael Walsh, English footballer
  • Aug 5 Mark Mulder, American baseball player
  • Aug 6 Luciano Zavagno, Argentine footballer
  • Aug 6 Leandro Amaral, Brazilian footballer
  • Aug 6 Jimmy Nielsen, Danish footballer
  • Aug 8 Kurt Bernard, Costa Rican footballer
  • Aug 8 Szilard Nemeth, Slovak footballer
  • Aug 8 Rocky Thompson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 8 Mohammad Wasim, Pakistani cricketer
  • Aug 9 Mikael Silvestre, French footballer
  • Aug 9 Jason Frasor, American baseball player
  • Aug 9 Chamique Holdsclaw, American basketball player
  • Aug 9 Adewale Ogunleye, American football player
  • Aug 10 Danny Griffin, Northern Irish footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 12 Iva Majoli, Croatian tennis player (1996 Pan Pacific), born in Zagreb, Croatia

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Iva Majoli
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Iva Majoli
  • Aug 12 Jesper Grønkjær, Danish footballer
  • Aug 12 Plaxico Burress, American football player
  • Aug 13 Michael Klim, Polish Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 14 Juan Pierre, American baseball player
  • Aug 15 Martin Biron, Canadian American ice hockey goaltender, born in Lac-Saint-Charles, Quebec
  • Aug 15 Igor Cassina, Italian gymnast (Olympic gold 2004), born in Seregno, Italy
  • Aug 17 William Gallas, French footballer
  • Aug 17 Thierry Henry, French footballer
  • Aug 19 Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist
  • Aug 20 Ivar Ingimarsson, Icelandic footballer
  • Aug 20 Felipe Contepomi, Argentine rugby player
  • Aug 20 Manuel Contepomi, Argentine rugby player
  • Aug 20 James Ormond, England cricketer
  • Aug 22 Heiðar Helguson, Icelandic footballer, born in Dalvík, Iceland
  • Aug 23 Nicole Bobeck, Chic, figure skater (US Champ 1995)
  • Aug 23 Douglas Sequeira, Costa Rican footballer
  • Aug 24 Per Gade, Danish footballer, born in Nibe, Denmark
  • Aug 24 Jürgen Macho, Austrian footballer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Aug 24 Denílson, Brazilian footballer, born in Diadema, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Aug 24 Robert Enke, German football goalkeeper, born in Jena, Germany (d. 2009)
  • Aug 25 Diego Corrales, American boxer (d. 2007)
  • Aug 26 Liam Botham, cricketer (son of Ian Hampshire all-rounder 1996)
  • Aug 26 Morris Peterson, American basketball player
  • Aug 27 Deco, Portuguese footballer
  • Aug 29 Aaron Rowand, American baseball player
  • Aug 29 Devean George, American basketball player
  • Aug 29 Roy Oswalt, American baseball player
  • Aug 30 Kamil Kosowski, Polish footballer
  • Aug 30 Shaun Alexander, American football player
  • Aug 30 Marlon Byrd, American baseball player
  • Aug 31 Ian Harte, Irish footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 24 Buddy O'Connor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)
  • Aug 29 Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver, killing practising at Brands Hatch at 31