August 2003 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 Cristiano Ronaldo makes his debut for Manchester United and the Premier League in a 4–0 home victory over Bolton Wanderers

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Aug 16 U.S. Representative from South Dakota Bill Janklow hits and kills a motorcyclist with his car at a rural intersection near Trent, South Dakota; he will eventually be convicted of manslaughter and will resign from Congress.
  • Aug 17 85th PGA Championship: Shaun Micheel shoots a 276 at Oak Hill Country Club
  • Aug 23 9th World Championships in Athletics open at Saint-Denis, France
  • Aug 31 9th World Championships in Athletics close at Saint-Denis, France

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 7 Mickey McDermott, baseball player (b. 1929)
  • Aug 9 Ray Harford, English footballer and manager (b. 1945)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 11 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach, dies in a car accident at 66

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • Aug 14 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 23 Bobby Bonds, American baseball player and manager (b. 1946)
  • Aug 26 Jim Wacker, American football coach (b. 1937)