Events in Sport on August 12

  • 1851 1st America's Cup - US schooner America beats British yacht Aurora after race around the Isle of Wight
  • 1876 Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup
  • 1879 1st National Archery Association tournament (Chicago)
  • 1884 Bill Murdoch scores 1st Test Cricket double-century, 211 at The Oval
  • 1886 W G Grace made his highest Test Cricket score, v Aust, The Oval
  • 1896 Willem II soccer team forms in Tilburg
  • 1928 9th Olympic Games close in Amsterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1935 Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1935 49th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah Palfrey Cooke (6-2, 6-4)
  • 1936 Demo baseball game at 1936 Olympics in Berlin, world beats US, 6-5
  • 1936 Diver Marjorie Gestring is youngest Olympic gold medalist (13y 268d)
  • 1948 Cleveland Indians get 29 hits in a 9 inning game
  • 1949 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780)
  • 1950 NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 20-6 in Ottawa
  • 1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • 1955 22nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 30, Cleveland 27 (75,000)
  • 1956 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • 1960 27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000)
  • 1960 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 8.21m

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963 Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1964 Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1965 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise
  • 1967 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St Louis 23-14
  • 1969 Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million
  • 1970 Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball
  • 1972 Ian & Greg Chappell both scores centuries in same Test Cricket innings

Sport awardGolf Major

1973 55th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 277 at Canterbury Cleve

  • 1973 Betty Burfeindt wins LPGA Child & Family Service Golf Opens

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1974 Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 & walks only 2 as Angels top Red Sox, 4-2

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1974 Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st team mates inducted to hall of fame on same day
  • 1979 Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
  • 1984 23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1984 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1985 Balt Orioles W Gross & L Sheets are 6th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1986 Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single
  • 1988 Boston Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home

Sport awardGolf Major

1990 72nd PGA Championship: Wayne Grady shoots a 282 at Shoal Creek Ala

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • 1990 Cathy Gerring wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1991 Last day in Test Cricket for Viv Richards, Dujon & Marshall
  • 1994 1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition - SF vs Denver)
  • 1994 Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association strike
  • 1995 Lara completes 6th Test Cricket century, 152 at Trent Bridge
  • 2001 8th World Championships in Athletics close at Edmonton, Canada

Sport awardGolf Major

2007 89th PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Country Club

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2012 94th PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy shoots a 275 at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
  • 2012 30th Olympic Games closes at London, United Kingdom

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 American swimmer Katie Ledecky's medal tally of 4 golds, 1 silver make her the most decorated US female athlete at one Olympics, highest female of Rio games and 1st swimmer to win 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle at same Olympics since 1968

Swimmer Katie Ledecky
Swimmer
Katie Ledecky