On This Day

August 1982 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

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

Baseball 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

  • 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

PGA Championship

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

  • Aug 6 Curtis Cup Golf, Denver CC: United States beats Great Britain & Ireland 14½-3½
  • Aug 8 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Southern Hills CC: Ray Floyd wins his second PGA C'ship by 3 shots from fellow American Lanny Wadkins
  • Aug 14 Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres

Sports History

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

  • 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 American MLB Milwaukee Brewers' relief pitcher Rollie Fingers becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
  • 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

Baseball Record

Aug 29 George Brett gets his 1,500th hit


Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 2 Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer, born in Vila do Conde, Portugal
  • Aug 2 Grady Sizemore, American baseball player, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 5 LoLo Jones, American track and field athlete and bobsledder,born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 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, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Aug 12 Alexandros Tzorvas, Greek footballer
  • Aug 13 Shani Davis, American speed skater (Olympic gold 2006, 10), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 15 Casey Burgener, American weightlifter
  • Aug 16 Joleon Lescott, English footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Aug 17 Phil Jagielka, English footballer (Sheffield United), born in Sale, England
  • Aug 19 J. J. Hardy, American baseball player, born in Tuscon, Arizona
  • Aug 19 Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter, born in Ekeren, Belgium
  • Aug 19 Stipe Miocic, American mixed martial artist (UFC), born in Euclid, Ohio
  • Aug 20 Cléber Luis Alberti, Brazilian football goalkeeper, born in Palmital, Brazil
  • Aug 20 Youssouf Hersi, Ethiopian football midfielder, born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
  • Aug 20 Joshua Kennedy, Australian footballer (Australia national soccer team), born in Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
  • Aug 20 Barney Rogers, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 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, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Aug 28 Thiago Motta, Brazilian footballer, born in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
  • Aug 28 Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer, born in Dundee, Scotland
  • Aug 29 Carlos Delfino, Argentinean basketball player, born in Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Aug 30 Will Davison, Australian racing driver (Bathurst 100 2009, 2016), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 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 Sánchez, Mexican boxer (WBC, lineal featherweight title 1980-82), dies in a traffic accident at 23
  • Aug 19 August Neo, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)
  • Aug 24 Jack Siedle, cricketer (batted in 18 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Aug 28 Geoff Chubb, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 21 wickets; Border), dies at 71