On This Day

August 1994 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Aug 1 Baltimore shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. becomes only the second player after Lou Gehrig to appear in 2,000 consecutive MLB games, in a 1-0 win vs Twins

  • Aug 12 1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition - SF vs Denver)
  • Aug 12 Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike leading to cancellation of World Series for only the second time in MLB history (1904); labour dispute

PGA Championship

Aug 14 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Southern Hills CC: Nick Price of Zimbabwe wins his 2nd PGA C'ship by 6 strokes from American Corey Pavin

Sports History

Aug 14 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn, Duke's Course: Liselotte Neumann wins by 3 strokes from fellow Swede Annika Sörenstam; first LPGA sanctioned Open

  • Aug 20 Vuyani Bungu, the South African junior featherweight, wins the IBF World Boxing Title

Murder of Interest

Aug 22 DNA testing links O.J. Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman

  • Aug 24 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m free style (14:41.66)
  • Aug 24 Kieren Perkins swims world record 800m free style (7:46.00)
  • Aug 28 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Ottawa Hunt GC: Martha Nause wins by 1 from Michelle Mcgann

Golf Tournament

Aug 28 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Sports History

Aug 31 Pentium computer beats world chess champ Garry Kasparov


Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 10 Chun In-gee, South Korean golfer (US Open 2015, Evian C'ship 2016), born in Gunsan, South Korea

Breanna Stewart

Aug 27 Breanna Stewart, American basketball power forward (NCAA C'ship 2013-16 UConn; WNBA C'ship 2018, 20 Seattle Storm; EuroLeague C'ship 2021 UMMC Ekaterinburg), born in Syracuse, New York


Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 5 Amy Sacks, producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39
  • Aug 5 Terry Hibbitt, soccer star, dies at 47
  • Aug 10 Kay Petre, early racing driver, dies at 91
  • Aug 10 Marie Dollinger, German track and field athlete (dropped baton in 1936 Olympic sprint), dies at 83
  • Aug 15 Simon R Naoli, Tanzanian marathoner, dies in an accident at 28
  • Aug 15 Wout Wagtmans, cyclist (Rome-Naples-Rome 1957), dies at 64
  • Aug 17 Jack Sharkey, American boxer (NYSAC, NBA and lineal heavyweight champion 1932-33), dies at 91
  • Aug 21 Anita Lizana, Chilean tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1937; first Latin American major winner), dies at 78
  • Aug 29 Marea Hartman, English athletics administrator who integrated women's sports, dies at 74