August 1995 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

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

  • 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

Sports History

Aug 12 Lara completes 6th Test Cricket century, 152 at Trent Bridge

PGA Championship

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

  • Aug 19 Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Sports History

Aug 19 Mike Tyson returns to the ring after serving 3 years in prison and DQs Peter McNeeley in 89 seconds

Sports History

Aug 20 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn, Duke's Course: Australian Karrie Webb scores a 6 stroke win over runners-up Annika Sörenstam and Jill McGill

  • Aug 26 Brian Lara completes his 7th Test Cricket century, scoring 179 at The Oval in London

Golf Tournament

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

  • Aug 27 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Jenny Lidback wins by 1 stroke from Liselotte Neumann of Sweden
  • Aug 28 Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 2 Kristaps Porziņģis, Latvian basketball center (NBA All-Star 2018; NY Knicks, Dallas Mavericks), born in Liepāja, Latvia

Weddings in Sport

Michael Schumacher

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

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 2 Brian Smith, Canadian sportscaster and NHL player, dies at 54 after being shot the previous day
  • Aug 3 Harry Craft, American MLB baseball player and manager, dies at 80
  • Aug 4 Dick Bartell, baseball player, dies at 87

Mickey Mantle

Aug 13 Mickey Mantle, American Baseball HOF outfielder (1956 Triple Crown; 20 x MLB All Star; 7 × World Series; 3 × AL MVP; NY Yankees), dies of liver cancer at 63

  • Aug 20 Von McDaniel, American 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