Events in Sport on August 14

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1903 James J. Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1917 Leeuwen soccer team forms
  • 1919 White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game
  • 1920 Olympic Games open in Antwerp
  • 1932 10th Olympic Games at Los Angeles closes
  • 1932 Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game
  • 1936 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin)
  • 1937 Detroit Tigers score 36 runs in double header vs St Louis Browns
  • 1939 1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2)
  • 1948 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
  • 1948 England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval
  • 1953 20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818)
  • 1959 26th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 29, All-Stars 0 (70,000)
  • 1959 AFL organized with NY, Dallas, LA, Minneapolis, Denver & Houston
  • 1961 Philadelphia Phillies lose 17th straight game
  • 1964 Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1969 NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • 1977 59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Cal
  • 1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career HR off NY Met Mike Scott

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1982 Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1983 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1983 Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03)
  • 1983 1st World Championships in Athletics close at Helsinki, Finland
  • 1986 Phillies & Pirates play a 6 game series in 4 days

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1987 Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie HR record at 39, en route to 49

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1988 70th PGA Championship: Jeff Sluman shoots a 272 at Oak Tree GC Edmond
  • 1990 Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44)

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

Sport awardGolf Major

1994 76th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 269 at Southern Hills Tulsa

Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price
  • 1994 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
  • 1994 Maggie Will wins Children's Medical Center LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1997 Karrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Open
  • 2005 10th World Championships in Athletics close at Helsinki, Finland
  • 2010 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games opens in Singapore
  • 2011 93rd PGA Championship: Keegan Bradley shoots a 272 at Atlanta Athletic Club

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 Usain Bolt wins 100m Olympic gold at Rio - 1st man to win this event 3 times

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt