On This Day in Sport for August 28

Events in Sport

  • 1886 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Newport R.I.: Richard Sears beats R. Livingston Beeckman 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4
  • 1888 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Newport R.I.: Henry Slocum beats Howard Taylor 6-4, 6-1, 6-0
  • 1893 13th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey (6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1907 27th U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Robert LeRoy (6-2, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1908 14th US Golf Open: Fred McLeod shoots a 322 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass
  • 1918 Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on umpire Tom Connolly

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1921 Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4
  • 1926 Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)
  • 1941 8th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 37, All-Stars 13 (98,203)
  • 1942 9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 21, All-Stars 0 (101,100)
  • 1949 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
  • 1951 Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
  • 1951 Pirates snap NY Giants 16 game win streak
  • 1955 1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17
  • 1955 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament

  • 1956 England retain cricket Ashes, Jim Laker 46 wickets in the series
  • 1960 White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as umpire called time
  • 1967 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
  • 1970 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
  • 1972 American 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of David Edgar, John Murphy, John Heidenreich & Mark Spitz swim a world record 3:26.42 to beat Soviet Union for the gold medal at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972 Australian teenage swimmer Shane Gould sets a world record 2:23.07 to beat German Kornelia Ender in the 200m individual medley at the Munich Olympics; her first of 3 gold medals at the Games
  • 1972 Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut becomes media darling at the Munich Olympics; wins gold in the teams all-round ; follows with 2 gold and a silver
  • 1972 North Korean shooter Ri Ho-jun wins the 50m rifle prone event at the Munich Olympics; his nation's first ever Olympic gold medal
  • 1977 Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • 1977 NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1977 Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1977 NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1987 Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1987 2nd Athletics World Championships open at Rome, Italy
  • 1988 88th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
  • 1988 Patty Jordan wins LPGA Ocean State Golf Open
  • 1988 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
  • 1989 Frank Viola & Mets outduel Orel Hershiser & Dodgers 1-0
  • 1990 Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1991 Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martínez both perfect game pitcher

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1992 Test cricket debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, vs Australia at Colombo
  • 1994 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Ottawa Hunt GC: Martha Nause wins by 1 from Michelle Mcgann

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1994 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 1995 Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson
  • 2004 British athlete Kelly Holmes wraps up the 800/1,500m double at the Athens Olympics taking out the 1.5k in 3:57.90
  • 2004 Moroccan super star athlete Hicham El Guerrouj wraps up the 1,500/5,000m double at the Athens Olympics taking the 5k gold in 13:14.39
  • 2004 A huge upset at the Athens Olympic Stadium in the men's 4×100m relay; Great Britain 38.07 edges the United States 38.08 to take the gold medal
  • 2004 Led by San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginóbili Argentina beats Italy 84-69 for the Olympic basketball gold medal in Athens; star-studded US team takes bronze
  • 2004 The diving competition at the Athens Olympics concludes with the Chinese contingent dominant, winning 6 of the 8 gold medals
  • 2004 The US women's basketball team goes through the Athens Olympics undefeated to take out it's 5th Olympic gold medal, beating Australia 74-63 in the final
  • 2004 Carlos Tevez scores the winner as Argentina beats Paraguay 1-0, maintaining an undefeated record to win the men's football gold medal at the Athens Olympics
  • 2011 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Hillsdale CC: Brittany Lincicome wins by 1 from Michelle Wie and Stacy Lewis
  • 2016 Canadian Open Women's Golf, Priddis Green CC: Ariya Jutanugam of Thailand wins by 4 from Kim Sei-young of South Korea

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1905 Cyril Walters, Welsh cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's), born in Bedlinog, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Phil Edwards, Canadian-Guyanese runner (Olympic bronze 1928, 32, 36), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1971)
  • 1913 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (great Australian bat & capt after Bradman), born in Geelong, Australia (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1915 Max Robertson, British sports commentator, born in Dacca, Bengal (d. 2009)
  • 1924 Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2010)
  • 1932 Andy Bathgate, professional ice hockey player (New York Rangers, 1958 NHL MVP), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • 1936 Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire, born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • 1940 Roger Pingeon, French cylist (Tour de France 1967 champion), born in Hauteville-Lompnes, France (d. 2017)
  • 1943 Lou Piniella, American baseball outfielder (1969 AL rookie of the year TEST) and manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1944 Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1948 Murray Parker, New Zealand cricketer (brother of John Three Tests for NZ 1976), born in Dannevirke, Manawatu, New Zealand
  • 1950 Ron Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • 1956 Beverley Goddard-Callender, English track and field athelete (Olympic bronze 1980, 84), born in Barbados
  • 1958 Scott Hamilton, American figure ice skater (Olympic gold 1984), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1959 Mary Murphy, American LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open-5th), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1962 Richard Elliott Fehr, PGA golfer (1986 BC Open), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1962 Paul Allen, English footballer, born in Aveley, England
  • 1963 Abe Button, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • 1963 Regina Marie Jacobs, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics 10th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Reyna Thompson, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964 Lee MacLeod Janzen, American PGA golfer (1993 US Open), born in Austin, Minnesota
  • 1966 Teresa Zarzeczny Bell, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
  • 1967 Chris Armstrong, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1967 Darren Lewis, outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1968 Tom Fitzgerald, American NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Billerica, Massachusetts

Person of interestPierre Turgeon

1969 Pierre Turgeon, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon
  • 1970 Gavin Maxwell, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1970 Jaime Fields, NFL/WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores), born in Compton, California (d. 1999)
  • 1971 Janet Evans, American 400m/800m swimmer (Olympic 4 gold-88, 92, 96), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1971 Olaf Sheep, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
  • 1971 Raul Marquez, Mexican-American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • 1971 Shane Andrews, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971 Todd Eldredge, American figure skater (1996 World champion and a six-time U.S. national champion), born in Chatham, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Darby Hendrickson, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Richfield, Minnasota
  • 1972 Mike Cawley, American CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Jay Witasick, American baseball player, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1974 Carsten Jancker, German footballer and coach, born in Grevesmühlen, East Germany
  • 1975 Jamie Cureton, English footballer (Bishop's Stortford), born in Bristol, England
  • 1975 Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer (Aston Villa), born in Dublin
  • 1976 Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1979 Markus Pröll, German footballer, born in Rheinbach, Germany
  • 1979 Kristen Hughes, Australian netballer
  • 1979 Ruth Riley, American basketball player, born in Ransom, Kansas
  • 1980 T.J. Beam, American baseball player, born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1981 Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1981 Vaggelis Moras, Greek footballer
  • 1981 Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter
  • 1981 Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1981 Martin Erat, Czech hockey player
  • 1982 Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 Thiago Motta, Brazilian footballer
  • 1982 Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
  • 1983 Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1988 Ray Jones, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1990 Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1961 Thomas Connolly, 1st baseball umpire elected to hall of fame, dies
  • 1981 Béla Guttmann, Hungarian footballer and coach (Benfica, 100 year curse), dies at 82
  • 1982 G W A Chubb, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, 21 wickets), dies
  • 1988 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v England 1933), dies
  • 1996 Al Zarilla, American MLB outfielder (All Star 1948), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2007 Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (b. 1984)
  • 2008 Phil Hill, American race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1927)
  • 2011 Bernie Gallacher, British footballer (Aston Villa) (b. 1967)
  • 2012 Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 86
  • 2015 Al Arbour, Canadian ice hockey player and coach, dies at 82