August 2005 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 4 American Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day (52) announces his retirement from the saddle; $298m in career purses
  • Aug 5 St. Louis Cardinals 1st baseman Albert Pujols becomes the first player to connect for 30 home runs in each of his first 5 MLB seasons
  • Aug 5 NBA announces Las Vegas will host the 2007 All Star game; first time event will be held in a city without an NBA team
  • Aug 6 10th Athletics World Championships open at Helsinki, Finland
  • Aug 7 American sprinter Justin Gatlin blitzes field to win 100m in 9.88 at the World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland
  • Aug 7 In one of cricket history's closest Tests, and despite a brave unbeaten 43 from Australian tail-ender Brett Lee, England sneaks a 2-run win in series turning 2nd Test at Edgbaston
  • Aug 11 American Justin Gatlin becomes only the 2nd athlete to take sprint double, winning 200m in 20.04 at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 15 PGA Championship, Baltusrol GC: American Phil Mickelson wins by 1 stroke from Australian Steve Elkington and Thomas Bjørn of Denmark

Golfer Phil Mickelson
Golfer
Phil Mickelson
Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 10 Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, Indian chess prodigy, born in Chennai, India

Weddings in Sport

  • Aug 23 Olympic gold medalist swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband (27) weds fellow Olympic swimmer Minouche Smit at Henkenshage Castle in Sint-Oedenrode, North Brabant, The Netherlands

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 5 Polina Astakhova, Russian gymnast (b. 1936)
  • Aug 5 Jim O'Hora, American football coach (b. 1915)
  • Aug 8 Gene Mauch, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • Aug 14 Coo Coo Marlin, American NASCAR race car driver, dies at 73
  • Aug 18 Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982)
  • Aug 20 Thomas Herrion, American football player (b. 1981)
  • Aug 21 David Ironside, South African cricketer (South African swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54), dies at 80
  • Aug 27 Seán Purcell, Gaelic footballer (b. 1929)