August 1981 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 2 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Aug 6 Due to strike, Yanks, A's, Philles & Dodgers declared 1st ½ champs
  • Aug 9 52nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 9 63rd PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots a 273 at Atlanta AC Ga

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
  • Aug 9 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA West Virginia Bank Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 10 Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Aug 13 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 200m butterfly (2:05.96)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 14 Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career HR off NY Met Mike Scott

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 Ian Botham scores a century in 86 balls v Australia at Old Trafford

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • Aug 15 Robin Leamy of US swims record 7.98 kph for 50 m
  • Aug 16 Highest score in World Cup soccer match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0)
  • Aug 16 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • Aug 16 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 100m butterfly (57.93)
  • Aug 18 Football running back, Herschel Walker, of U of Georgia, takes out a Lloyd's of London insurance policy for $1 million

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 23 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Aug 29 28th Walker Cup: US wins 15-9
  • Aug 29 Phillies minor leaguer Jeff Stone steals pro baseball record 121st base en route to 122 (Spartanburg (South Atlantic League))
  • Aug 30 Joanne Carner wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 31 Dirk Wellham scores 103 on Test Cricket debut, v England at Lord's

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Stephen Hunt, Port Laoise, Irish footballer
  • Aug 4 Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
  • Aug 4 Ben Scott, English cricketer
  • Aug 5 Carl Crawford, American baseball player
  • Aug 5 Alester Maregwede, Zimbabwean cricketer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 8 Roger Federer, Swiss tennis star (19 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Bottmingen, Switzerland

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Aug 9 Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
  • Aug 10 Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian Badminton Player
  • Aug 12 Tony Capaldi, Northern Ireland footballer
  • Aug 12 Djibril Cissé, French footballer
  • Aug 14 Matthew Etherington, English footballer
  • Aug 14 Julius Jones, American football player
  • Aug 15 Brendan Hansen, American swimmer
  • Aug 15 Oliver Perez, American baseball player
  • Aug 16 Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer
  • Aug 18 César Delgado, Argentine footballer, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Aug 18 Dimitris Salpingidis, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Aug 20 Lauri Illy, Virginia Beach Va, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • Aug 20 Bernard Mendy, French footballer
  • Aug 21 Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player, born in Chania, Greece
  • Aug 21 Jarrod Lyle, Australian professional golfer, born in Shepparton, Australia
  • Aug 22 Alex Holmes, American football player, born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 23 Stephan Loboué, Ivorian footballer
  • Aug 23 Carlos Cuéllar, Spanish footballer
  • Aug 26 Jesse Martin, Australian yachtsman
  • Aug 26 Tino Best, West Indian cricketer
  • Aug 28 Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer
  • Aug 28 Vaggelis Moras, Greek footballer
  • Aug 28 Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
  • Aug 28 Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver
  • Aug 28 Martin Erat, Czech hockey player
  • Aug 29 Geneviève Jeanson, French Canadian cyclist
  • Aug 31 Dwayne Peel, Welsh rugby union footballer
  • Aug 31 Steve Saviano, American ice hockey player

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 14 Dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies
  • Aug 27 Valery Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
  • Aug 28 Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (b. 1900)
  • Aug 31 Victor Trumper Jr, cricketer (7 games for NSW, 74 runs 12 wkts), dies