On This Day

August 1991 in Sports History

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

World 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

  • 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

PGA Championship

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

Sports History

Aug 12 Last day in Test Cricket for Viv Richards, Dujon & Marshall

  • Aug 13 American Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60) at the World Championships in Perth, Australia

Sports History

Aug 14 MLB Minnesota Twins Dave Winfield is 23rd to hit 400 HR

  • 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)

Sports History

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

  • 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 Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds
  • 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

Baseball Record

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

  • Aug 30 Dan O'Brien sets US decathlon record with 8,812 points
  • 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 center (WNBA single game record 53), born in London, England
  • Aug 31 Shi Tingmao, Chinese diver (4 x Olympic gold 3m springboard, 3m synchro 2016, 2020; 8 x World C'ship gold), born in Chongqing, China

Deaths in Sport

Paul Brown

Aug 5 Paul Brown, American NFL Hall of Fame coach (Cleveland Browns, 1946-62, 1968-69; Cincinnati Bengals, 1970-75), dies of pneumonia at 82

  • Aug 7 Schottzie Schott, 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