On This Day

On This Day in Sport for August 8

Events in Sport

  • 1870 1st America's Cup: New York Yacht Club’s first defence of America’s Cup; 'Magic' (NYYC) defeats 'Cambria' (Royal Thames YC, England; finishes 8th) and 16 fellow defenders from NY Harbour to Sandy Hook Light Vessel on the Atlantic and return (38 miles)
  • 1900 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge (precursor to Davis Cup) begins at Longwood Cricket Club in Massachusetts, won 3-0 by US over British Isles
  • 1902 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Brooklyn, NY: Malcolm Whitman beats Reginald Doherty 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 to give US a 3-2 win over the British Isles
  • 1903 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Boston, MA: Laurence Doherty beats William Larned 6-3, 6-8, 6-0, 2-6, 7-5 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-1 lead over US (ends 4-1)
  • 1920 Tigers beat Yanks 1-0 in shortest AL game, 73 minutes
  • 1922 Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies)
  • 1931 Washington Senators pitcher Bobby Burke no-hits Boston Red Sox, 5-0 at Griffith Stadium, Washington D. C.
  • 1936 A Finnish quinella in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Berlin Olympics; Volmari Iso-Hollo beats teammate Kaarlo Tuominen in world record time (9:03.8)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1934 Wilbert Robinson, American Baseball HOF catcher (Philadelphia A's, Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals) and manager (Baltimore Orioles, Brooklyn Robins), dies at 71
  • 1966 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, dies at 63
  • 1970 Johnny Goodman, American golfer (US Open 1933), dies at 60
  • 1982 Eric Brandon, British racing driver, dies at 62
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