On This Day

August 2013 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 3 Super Rugby Final, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton: Chiefs successfully defend title with a 27-22 over ACT Brumbies
  • Aug 4 British Open Women's Golf, St. Andrews: American Stacy Lewis wins her second major, 2 shots ahead of runners-up Na Yeon Choi and Hee Young Park
  • Aug 5 MLB bans New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez for 211 games as a result of the Biogenesis Laboratories scandal
  • Aug 5 Rain intervenes to end the 3rd cricket Test between Australia and England at Old Trafford; England retains the Ashes after winning the first 2 Tests
  • Aug 10 14th Athletics World Championships open at Moscow, Russia
  • Aug 11 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Jason Dufner wins first major title by 2 shots from fellow American Jim Furyk

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Usain Bolt of Jamaica records best time of the year (9.77s) to edge out American Justin Gatlin and win 100m at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Russia

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Aug 17 14th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m
  • Aug 18 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Colorado GC: Europe retain Cup for the first time in record winning margin 18-12; Sweden's Caroline Hedwall becomes first player to win 5 matches in a single competition

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 25 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Royal Mayfair GC: New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko successfully defends her title by 5 shots from Karine Icher

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 18 Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton (23) weds boyfriend Adam Dirks in Kauai, Hawaii

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Professional Surfer
Bethany Hamilton

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 1 Dick Kazmaier, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1951; Unanimous All-American 1951; Princeton), dies from heart and lung disease at 82
  • Aug 4 Art Donovan, American football player, dies from a respiratory ailment at 89
  • Aug 9 John Logan, American MLB player, dies at 86
  • Aug 9 Glen Hobbie, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), dies at 77
  • Aug 18 Dezső Gyarmati, Hungarian water polo player, dies at 85
  • Aug 25 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • Aug 27 Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player (St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars), dies at 73