August 1984 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 5 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 5 Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52)
  • Aug 6 Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
  • Aug 7 Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball
  • Aug 8 Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
  • Aug 10 Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run
  • Aug 11 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France
  • Aug 11 Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olympic track golds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Aug 12 23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 12 Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 12 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Aug 19 66th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 273 at Shoal Creek Ala

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 19 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Aug 19 Sally Quinlan wins LPGA MasterCard Golf International Pro-Am
  • Aug 22 Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200

Sports record brokenGolf Record

Aug 24 Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 26 Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Aug 26 Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record)
  • Aug 30 Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
  • Aug 31 Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Bastian Schweinsteiger, German football player (Chicago Fire, German national team), born in Kolbermoor, West Germany
  • Aug 2 Giampaolo Pazzini, Italian footballer
  • Aug 3 Yasin Avci, Danish footballer
  • Aug 3 Sunil Chetri, Indian Footballer

Person of interestRyan Lochte

Aug 3 Ryan Lochte, American swimmer (12-time Olympic medalist), born in Rochester, New York

Swimmer Ryan Lochte
Swimmer
Ryan Lochte
  • Aug 8 Martrez Milner, American football player
  • Aug 9 Paul Gallagher, Scottish footballer
  • Aug 11 Melky Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
  • Aug 11 Lucas Di Grassi, Brazilian racing driver
  • Aug 13 Niko KranjĨar, Croatian footballer
  • Aug 13 Boone Logan, American baseball player
  • Aug 13 Heath Pearce, American soccer player
  • Aug 14 Clay Buchholz, American baseball player
  • Aug 14 Josh Gorges, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 17 Dee Brown, American basketball player
  • Aug 18 Robert Huth, German footballer, born in Biesdorf, Berlin, Germany
  • Aug 19 Alessandro Matri, Italian footballer
  • Aug 19 Ryan Taylor, English footballer
  • Aug 21 Neil Dexter, South African-born English cricketer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 21 B. J. Upton, American baseball player, born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Aug 22 Lee M. J. Camp, English footballer, born in Derby, England
  • Aug 23 Glen Johnson, English footballer
  • Aug 27 David Bentley, English footballer
  • Aug 27 Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer
  • Aug 30 Anthony Ireland, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Aug 31 Matti Breschel, Danish road cyclist
  • Aug 31 Charl Schwartzel, South African golfer

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 25 Waite Hoyte, knuckleball pitcher, dies at 84
  • Aug 25 Viktor Chukarin, Soviet gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), dies at 62