Events in Sport on August 16

  • 1743 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
  • 1883 Dutch soccer club Dordrecht is established (KNVB Cup 1914, 32)
  • 1920 Ray Chapman, of Indians is hit in head by Yankees pitcher Carl Mays; he dies the next day in only major league fatality

Sport awardTennis Open

1924 38th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (6-1, 6-3)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

1927 1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1936 11th Olympic games closes in Berlin
  • 1954 "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1965 AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves

Sport awardGolf Major

1970 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton

Sport awardGolf Major

1972 54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • 1976 58th PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots a 281 at Congressional MD
  • 1976 St Louis Cards beat San Diego Chargers 20-10 in Tokyo (NFL expo)
  • 1981 Highest score in World Cup soccer match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0)
  • 1981 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • 1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 100m butterfly (57.93)
  • 1987 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9
  • 1987 Val Skinner wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am
  • 1992 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), St. Charles CC: American Sherri Steinhaur wins first of 2 majors (British Open 2006)

Sport awardGolf Major

1992 74th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 278 at Bellerive St Louis

Golfer Nick Price
Nick Price
  • 1997 For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
  • 1997 The South African soccer team, Bafana Bafana wins against the national team of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at First National Bank stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1998 80th PGA Championship: Vijay Singh shoots a 271 at Sahalee Country Club
  • 2003 U.S. Representative from South Dakota Bill Janklow hits and kills a motorcyclist with his car at a rural intersection near Trent, South Dakota; he will eventually be convicted of manslaughter and will resign from Congress.

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2008 Usain Bolt sets a new 100 metres world record of 9.69 seconds at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 2009 91st PGA Championship: Yang Yong-eun shoots a 280 at Hazeltine National Golf Club
  • 2009 12th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 100m
  • 2015 97th PGA Championship: Jason Day wins setting major championship record of 20-under-par at Whistling Straits in Kohler