August 1978 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 1 Braves stop Reds Pete Rose's hitting streak at 44 games

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Aug 5 New Orlean Saints beat Phil Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City (NFL expo)
  • Aug 6 60th PGA Championship: John Mahaffey shoots a 276 at Oakmont CC PA

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 6 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Europea Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Aug 9 Yanks score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7
  • Aug 13 Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
  • Aug 20 Sandra Post wins LPGA Lady Stroh's Golf Open
  • Aug 25 MLB baseball umpires stage a 1 day strike
  • Aug 27 Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion
  • Aug 27 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Aug 29 USTA National Tennis Center opens in Flushing NY

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Edgerrin James, Immokalee Florida, American football player (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Aug 1 Andy Blignaut, Salisbury, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Aug 2 Goran Gavrančić, Serbian footballer
  • Aug 2 Matt Guerrier, American baseball player
  • Aug 3 Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer
  • Aug 4 Kurt Busch, American race car driver
  • Aug 5 Kristin Link, Fairfax Va, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 5 Lorrie Fair, Los Altos CA, soccer defender (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 5 Kim Gevaert, Belgian sprinter
  • Aug 8 Alan Maybury, Irish footballer
  • Aug 8 Louis Saha, French footballer
  • Aug 10 Daniel Allsopp, Australian footballer
  • Aug 10 Chris Read, British cricketer and captain of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, born in Paignton, England
  • Aug 11 Jermain Taylor, American boxer
  • Aug 12 Hayley Wickenheiser, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Aug 12 Chris Chambers, American football player, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 13 Benjani Mwaruwari, Zimbabwean footballer
  • Aug 14 Anastasios Kyriakos, Greek footballer
  • Aug 15 Stavros Tziortziopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Aug 15 Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast
  • Aug 15 Kerri Walsh, American beach volleyball player
  • Aug 16 Eddie Gill, American basketball player
  • Aug 16 Fu Mingxia, Chinese female diver
  • Aug 19 Chris Capuano, American baseball player (Pitcher), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Aug 20 Sanna Lankosaari, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Aug 21 Reuben Droughns, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 21 Jason Marquis, American baseball pitcher, born in Manhasset, NY
  • Aug 21 Alan Lee, Irish footballer, born in Galway, Ireland
  • Aug 21 Lee Gronkiewicz, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 21 Peter Buxton, English rugby union player, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 23 Kobe Bryant, NBA guard (LA Lakers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • Aug 24 Melissa McElroy, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 24 Rafael Furcal, Dominican baseball player, born in Loma de Cabrera, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 29 Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer
  • Aug 30 Cliff Lee, American baseball player
  • Aug 31 Philippe Christanval, French footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 21 Vinoo Mankad, cricketer (44 Tests for India, 2,109 runs), dies
  • Aug 26 José Manuel Moreno, Argentine footballer (b. 1916)