August 1995 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 Following a suspension from the league for substance abuse former Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry joins NY Yankees and eventually helps the Bronx Bombers to win the 1996 World Series

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Aug 5 5th Athletics World Championships open at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Aug 6 Cleveland's major league sports franchises, NFL Browns & MLB Indians, play in Cleveland for 1st time ever; both lose - White Sox 5, Indians 1; Giants 19, Browns 13 (exhibition)
  • Aug 10 Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
  • Aug 12 Lara completes 6th Test Cricket century, 152 at Trent Bridge

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 13 PGA Championship, Riviera CC: Steve Elkington of Australia wins his first major title in a playoff with Scotsman Colin Montgomerie

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • Aug 19 Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 19 Mike Tyson returns to the ring & DQs Peter McNeeley in 38 seconds

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Aug 20 Kerrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
  • Aug 26 Lara completes 7th Test Cricket century, 179 at The Oval
  • Aug 27 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Jenny Lidback wins by 1 from Liselotte Neumann of Sweden

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 27 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Aug 28 Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 1 F1 driver Michael Schumacher (26) weds Corinna Betsch in Kerpen, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 2 Brian Smith, British sportscaster, dies
  • Aug 3 Harry Craft, baseball manager, dies at 80
  • Aug 4 Dick Bartell, baseball player, dies at 87

Person of interestMickey Mantle

Aug 13 Mickey Mantle, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1956 Triple Crown, 20-time All Star), dies of liver cancer at 63

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Aug 20 Von McDaniel, baseball player, dies at 56
  • Aug 20 William Kennedy, baseball player, dies at 76
  • Aug 21 Ken Rickards, West Indies cricketer (104 runs at 34 66 for WI 1948-52), dies at 71
  • Aug 21 Len Martin, sports broadcaster, dies at 76
  • Aug 21 Manfred Donike, German cyclist and chemist drug test pioneer, dies at 61
  • Aug 23 Johnny Carey, Irish professional footballer, dies at 76
  • Aug 25 John Brunner, Britsih sci-fi author (100th Millennium), dies at 60