August 1982 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 American Greg Louganis becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives in winning 3m springboard gold, World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Aug 1 East German swimmer Petra Schneider breaks her own 400m medley world record by 0:19 (4:36.10) at the World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Aug 1 After the first 13 runnings of the midsummer classic, Darryl Waltrip becomes the first driver the win the Talladega 500 twice

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 2 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 100th MLB base of the season in 6-5 win v Seattle, first to steal 100 twice in modern era

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Aug 3 Pitching coach Clyde King becomes NY Yankees 3rd manager of the season replacing Gene Michaels after Yanks swept at home by Chicago WS
  • Aug 4 Outfielder Joel Youngblood becomes only MLB player to get hits for 2 different teams in 2 different cities on the same day; singles for Mets in Chicago day game; traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 5 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Raymond Floyd fires an opening round 9-under-par 63, tying the tournament 18-hole record

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Aug 6 Curtis Cup Golf, Denver CC: United States beats Great Britain & Ireland 14½-3½
  • Aug 8 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Ray Floyd wins 2nd PGA C'ship by 3 shots from fellow American Lanny Wadkins
  • Aug 8 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Aug 14 Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 14 Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Aug 17 LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)
  • Aug 18 Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance
  • Aug 18 Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
  • Aug 19 Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
  • Aug 20 Don Lever becomes first captain of NHL New Jersey Devils
  • Aug 21 Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
  • Aug 22 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Aug 23 Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
  • Aug 24 KCs' John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record
  • Aug 27 Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 29 George Brett gets his 1,500th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 2 Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer
  • Aug 2 Grady Sizemore, American baseball player
  • Aug 5 LoLo Jones, American track and field athlete
  • Aug 5 Ryu Seung Min, Korean table tennis player
  • Aug 6 Justin Germano, American baseball player
  • Aug 6 Kevin van der Perren, Belgian figure skater
  • Aug 7 Yana Klochkova, Ukrainian swimmer, born in Simferopol, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • Aug 7 Vasileios Spanoulis, Greek basketball player, born in Larissa, Greece
  • Aug 9 Tyson Gay, American sprinter
  • Aug 9 Danieal Manning, American football player
  • Aug 12 Alexandros Tzorvas, Greek footballer
  • Aug 13 Shani Davis, American speed skater
  • Aug 15 Casey Burgener, American weightlifter
  • Aug 16 Joleon Lescott, English footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Aug 17 Phil Jagielka, English footballer
  • Aug 19 J. J. Hardy, American baseball player
  • Aug 19 Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter
  • Aug 20 Cléber Luis Alberti, Brazilian footballer
  • Aug 20 Youssouf Hersi, Ethiopian footballer
  • Aug 20 Joshua Kennedy, Australian footballer
  • Aug 20 Barney Rogers, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Aug 23 Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer, born in Vallejo, California
  • Aug 23 Scott Palguta, American soccer player, born in Toms River, New Jersey
  • Aug 24 Kim Kallstrom, Swedish footballer, born in Sandviken, Sweden
  • Aug 28 Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer
  • Aug 28 Thiago Motta, Brazilian footballer
  • Aug 28 Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
  • Aug 29 Carlos Delfino, Argentinean basketball player
  • Aug 30 Will Davison, Australian racing driver

Person of interestAndy Roddick

Aug 30 Andy Roddick, American tennis player (2003 US Open), born in Austin, Texas

Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick
  • Aug 31 Lien Huyghebaert, Belgian athlete
  • Aug 31 José Reina, Spanish footballer
  • Aug 31 Michele Rugolo, Italian racing driver
  • Aug 31 Ian Crocker, American swimmer
  • Aug 31 Chris Duhon, American basketball player
  • Aug 31 Josh Kroeger, American baseball player
  • Aug 31 Alexei Mikhnov, Ukrainian-born ice hockey player

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 8 Eric Brandon, British racing driver, dies at 62
  • Aug 12 Salvador Sanchez, Mexican boxer (b. 1959)
  • Aug 19 August Neo, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)
  • Aug 24 Jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Aug 28 G W A Chubb, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, 21 wickets), dies