August 1982 in Sport

Events in Sport

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 1 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Aug 1 Greg Louganis, US becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives
  • Aug 1 Petra Schneider swims world record 400m medley (4:36.10)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 2 Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Aug 3 Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as NY Yankee manager
  • Aug 4 NY Met Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago day game, he is traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game
  • Aug 6 22nd Curtis Cup: US, 14½-3½

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 8 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 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 15 Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • 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 1st captain of NJ 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
  • Aug 29 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

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
  • Aug 7 Vasileios Spanoulis, Greek basketball player
  • 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
  • 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
  • Aug 23 Scott Palguta, professional soccer player
  • 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 interestPerson of Interest

Aug 30 Andy Roddick, American tennis player (2003 US Open champion), 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 (b. 1920)
  • 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