August 1986 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 Bert Blyleven becomes 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000
  • Aug 2 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts)
  • Aug 3 Amy Alcott wins LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
  • Aug 3 Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, and Ernie Lombardi inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Aug 6 Orioles (Dwyer & Sheets) & Rangers (Harrah) hit record 3 grand slams
  • Aug 7 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel and Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina
  • Aug 8 Record 3 grandslams in a game-(Harrah-Tex, Sheets & Dwyer-Orioles)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 10 Betsy King wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Aug 10 Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates
  • Aug 11 68th PGA Championship: Bob Tway shoots a 276 at Inverness Club Toledo
  • Aug 12 Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single
  • Aug 14 Phillies & Pirates play a 6 game series in 4 days
  • Aug 17 Cindy Mackey wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 17 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Aug 17 Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones & pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen & outfielder Dave Henderson
  • Aug 18 Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years)

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 21 Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)

Cricketer Ian Botham
Ian Botham
  • Aug 21 Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleveland Indians
  • Aug 21 With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs
  • Aug 24 Juli Inkster wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 25 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Aug 26 Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
  • Aug 30 Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 1 Andrew Taylor, Hartlepool, English footballer
  • Aug 1 Anton Stralman, Tibro, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Aug 1 Elena Vesnina, Sochi, Russian tennis player
  • Aug 5 Paula Creamer, American golfer
  • Aug 13 Joseph Lapira, American soccer player
  • Aug 14 Terin Humphrey, American gymnast
  • Aug 17 Rudy Gay, American basketball player
  • Aug 17 Tyrus Thomas, American basketball player
  • Aug 19 Saori Kimura, Japanese volleyball player

Person of interestUsain Bolt

Aug 21 Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter (8x Olympic gold 2008, 2012, 2016), born in Sherwood Content, Trelawny, Jamaica

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Aug 23 Josh Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons
  • Aug 23 Brett Morris, Australian rugby league player for St. George Illawarra Dragons
  • Aug 24 Nick Adenhart, American baseball player, born in Silver Spring, Maryland (d. 2009)
  • Aug 24 Arian Foster, American football running back (Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Aug 31 Feng Tianwei, Singaporean table tennis player

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 1 Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 3 Rupert de Smidt, cricketer (Western Province 1911-13), dies at 102
  • Aug 9 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist, dies at 77

Person of interestChuck McKinley

Aug 11 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (1963 Wimbledon), dies of a brain tumour at 45

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • Aug 29 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indies 1933-35, "chinaman"), dies