Events in Sport on August 1

  • 1909 7th Tour de France won by Francois Faber of Luxembourg
  • 1918 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Braves, 2-0, in 21 innings
  • 1919 Treffers soccer team forms in Groesbeek
  • 1920 Papendrecht soccer team forms

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1928 Babe Ruth hits HR # 42 & is 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936 Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1941 NY Yankee Lefty Gomez walks most (11) in a shutout (Yanks 9, St L 0)
  • 1942 Deurne soccer team forms
  • 1945 SVBO soccer team forms in Barger-Oosterveld
  • 1947 Valleivogels soccer team forms in Scherpenzeel
  • 1950 1st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons)
  • 1953 Red Sox Ben Flowers sets then record of 8 consecutive games in relief
  • 1954 41st Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1957 Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1957 Glen Gorbous throws a regulation baseball a record 136 m (445'10")
  • 1959 New Continental baseball league formed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 Cricketer Richie Benaud rips through England team for Aussie win at Old Trafford

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1962 Boston Red Sox Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1965 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1969 36th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
  • 1971 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
  • 1972 Nate Colbert of SD Padres hits record tying 5 HRs in a double header
  • 1975 41st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Pittsburgh 21, All-Stars 14 (54,103)
  • 1975 Billy Martin replaces Bill Virdon as manager of NY Yankees
  • 1976 21st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada
  • 1976 Seattle Seahawks play 1st (preseason) game (SF 27, Seattle 20)
  • 1977 SF Giant Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th grand slammer

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1978 Braves stop Reds Pete Rose's hitting streak at 44 games

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1980 Gerd Wessig of East Germany set high jump record
  • 1980 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1982 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1982 Greg Louganis, US becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives
  • 1982 Petra Schneider swims world record 400m medley (4:36.10)
  • 1983 New Zealand score their 1st Test Cricket match victory in England
  • 1986 Bert Blyleven becomes 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1987 Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1989 Australia take 3-0 series lead over England to regain Cricket Ashes
  • 1990 Stanton Cook becomes CEO of Chicago Cubs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Italian/Argentine Soccer star Diego Maradona retires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • 1993 Missie Berteott wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1993 Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1997 6th World Championships in Athletics open at Athens, Greece
  • 2012 8 Women's badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 summer Olympics for "not using one's best efforts to win a match"