August 1991 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 5 Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union breaks his own world pole vault record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden
  • Aug 6 American softball pitcher Debbie Doom strikes out 17 in her 2nd consecutive perfect game at the Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba; beats Nicaragua, 8-0

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 7 American team of Carl Lewis, Mike Marsh, Leroy Burrell & Dennis Mitchell set 4 x 100m relay world record of 37.67 seconds in Zürich, Switzerland

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 8 With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)
  • Aug 10 NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 11 PGA Championship, Crooked Stick GC: John Daly wins by 3 strokes from fellow American Bruce Lietzke

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion
John Daly
  • Aug 11 Melissa Mcnamara wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 12 Last day in Test Cricket for Viv Richards, Dujon & Marshall
  • Aug 13 Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
  • Aug 13 Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney for Australia versus England at Old Trafford
  • Aug 17 Royals Warren Cromartie's 1st major league HR since 1983
  • Aug 20 Norbert Rosza swims world record 100m breast stroke (1:01.29)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Aug 22 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100m backstroke (1:00.31)
  • Aug 23 3rd Athletics World Championships open at Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 24 Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
  • Aug 25 91st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges
  • Aug 25 Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
  • Aug 25 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
  • Aug 25 Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
  • Aug 26 Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 28 Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martínez both perfect game pitcher

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • Aug 30 Mike Powell of US sets then long jump record at 29' 4½" (8.95m)
  • Aug 31 Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 18 Liz Cambage, Australian basketball player (WNBA single game record 53), born in London, England
  • Aug 20 Marko Đoković, Serbian tennis player

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestPaul Brown

Aug 5 Paul Brown, NFL hall of fame coach (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), dies of pneumonia at 82

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • Aug 7 Shotzie, Cincinnati Red dog mascot, dies at 9
  • Aug 8 Julissa Gomez, American gymnast (b. 1972)
  • Aug 11 J. D. McDuffie, American NASCAR driver (b. 1939)
  • Aug 14 Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (b. 1920)
  • Aug 24 Abel Kivlat, US 1500m runner (Olympic silver 1912), dies at 99