August 1992 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 2 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Welch's Golf Classic
  • Aug 3 Dodgers win 3,000th game since moving to Los Angeles (3,000-2,531)
  • Aug 7 Cleveland Indians turn a triple play
  • Aug 7 Tampa Bay group purchases SF Giants

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Metallica band member James Hetfield suffers second and third-degree burns during a pyrotechnics explosion on stage at Olympic Stadium, Montreal

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • Aug 9 Florence Descampe wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mt
  • Aug 9 Last day of Test Cricket for David Gower
  • Aug 9 25th Olympic Games closes in Barcelona, Spain
  • Aug 11 Oakland A's rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game
  • Aug 16 20th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sherri Steinhaur

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 16 74th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 278 at Bellerive St Louis

Golfer Nick Price
Nick Price
  • Aug 17 Kevin Gross of Dodgers tosses only 9-inning no-hitter of season, a 2-0
  • Aug 19 Romesh Kaluwitharana scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (SL v Australia)
  • Aug 19 Sri Lanka make their highest cricket score ever 8-547 v Australia
  • Aug 23 Kris Tschetter wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
  • Aug 23 Dennis Eckersley, who previously set record for most consecutive saves (40), is 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
  • Aug 24 Cleveland Browns suffer their worst preseason loss, 56-3, to Vikings
  • Aug 27 CFL revokes BC Lions franchise
  • Aug 28 Test cricket debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, vs Australia at Colombo
  • Aug 30 92nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Justin Leonard
  • Aug 30 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Sun-Times Golf Challenge

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 11 Jose Ortiz Jr., Puerto Rican jockey (Belmont Stakes 2016), born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 26 Yang Yilin, Chinese gymnast

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 1 Stanley Dudek, US platform diver (watershows), dies
  • Aug 8 Arthur Lang, American boxer and businessman, dies at 115
  • Aug 13 Clifford Allison, US stock-car racer, dies in an accident