August 1983 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Aug 1 Despite brave 112no by David Gower, New Zealand wins 2nd Test at Headingley by 5 wickets, first ever NZ Test cricket victory in England

  • Aug 6 First NFL exhibition game in Europe; Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cardinals 28-10 at London's Wembley Stadium

Sports History

Aug 7 Grete Waitz of Norway wins inaugural women's marathon at the 1st world athletics championships in Helsinki, Finland

PGA Championship

Aug 7 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Hal Sutton wins his only major title by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus

Sports History

Aug 8 1st Athletics World Championships: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

  • Aug 10 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump
  • Aug 14 Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03)

Baseball Record

Aug 18 KC Royals defeat NY Yankees, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes); Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order

  • Aug 19 Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut

Sports History

Aug 19 LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting

Baseball Record

Aug 24 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745

  • Aug 25 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 6 Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer
  • Aug 9 Shane O'Brien, Canadian hockey player, born in Port Hope, Ontario
  • Aug 10 Alexander Perezhogin, Russian ice hockey player
  • Aug 10 Mathieu Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 12 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer
  • Aug 13 Aleš Hemský, Czech ice hockey player, born in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 13 Ľubomír Michalík, Slovakian soccer defender (8 caps; Bolton Wanderers, Leeds United, Carlisle United, Portsmouth), born in Čadca, Slovakia
  • Aug 14 Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-British tennis player, born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 2014)
  • Aug 14 Leo Núñez, Dominican baseball player, born in Bonao, Dominican Republic
  • Aug 16 Colton James "Colt" Brennan, NFL Quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Laguna Beach, California
  • Aug 16 Nikos Zisis, Greek basketball player, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Aug 17 Dustin Pedroia, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox), born in Woodland, California
  • Aug 18 Kris Boyd, Scottish footballer, born in Irvine, Scotland
  • Aug 18 Michael Montgomery, American football defensive end, born in Carthage, Texas
  • Aug 19 John McCargo, American football player, born in Drakes Branch, Virginia
  • Aug 19 Mike Conway, British auto racer (FIA World Endurance C'ship 2019-20; British Formula 3 C'ship 2006), born in London, England
  • Aug 21 Josh Harrington, American professional BMX rider, born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Aug 22 Theo Bos, Dutch cyclist, five time world champion, born in Hierden, Netherlands
  • Aug 23 Sun Mingming, Chinese basketball player, World's tallest player at 7ft 9in, born in Bayan County, China
  • Aug 24 Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player, born in Calw, Germany
  • Aug 25 James Rossiter, British racing driver
  • Aug 26 Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver, born in Castellón, Spain
  • Aug 28 Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler (4 wickets in 4 balls x 2; 4 x ODI, T20 hat tricks; 30 Tests), born in Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Aug 30 Gustavo Eberto, Argentine footballer, born in Paso de los Libres, Argentina (d. 2007)
  • Aug 31 Larry Fitzgerald, American NFL player Arizona Cardinals), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 12 (Henry) Giff Vivian, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 42.1, top score 100), dies at 70
  • Aug 16 Earl Averill, American Baseball HOF outfielder (6 × MLB All-Star 1933–1938; Cleveland Indians), dies at 81