Events in Sport on August 21

  • 1878 Edward Pooley completes record 8 stumpings in a cricket match
  • 1883 Providence shuts out Phillies 28-0
  • 1887 Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with NY Giants
  • 1899 19th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats J. Parmly Paret (6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5)
  • 1900 20th U.S. Men's National Championship: Malcolm Whitman beats William Larned (6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2)
  • 1901 Joe McGinnity, suspended from NL for punching & spitting on an umpire

Sport awardGolf Major

1914 20th US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC Ill

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • 1915 11th Australasian Championships: Gordon Lowe beats Horace Rice (4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-4)
  • 1920 3rd PGA Championship: Jock Hutchison at Flossmoor CC Flossmoor Ill
  • 1925 BV Emmen soccer team forms
  • 1926 White Sox Ted Lyons no hits Red Sox 6-0 in just 67 minutes at Fenway

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1931 Babe Ruth hits his 600th HR, off George Blaeholder of Browns

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1936 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell, walks off the mound after receiving poor fielding, Sox suspend him
  • 1947 1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win
  • 1948 Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
  • 1953 Baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1966 LPGA Western Open Golf, Rainbow Springs CC; Mickey Wright wins her 13th and final major title by 1 from Margie Masters & Jo Ann Prentice

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1967 Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent
  • 1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • 1977 Donna Patterson Brice sets high speed water skiing record (111.11 mph)
  • 1979 Mets win a protested game against Astros, 5-0
  • 1982 Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
  • 1983 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1986 Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • 1986 Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleveland Indians
  • 1986 With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs
  • 1987 "Mack Lobell" set harness racing's trotting mil (1:52)
  • 1988 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
  • 2004 The archery competition concludes at the Athens Olympics with South Korea dominant with 3 of 4 gold medals; venue is the Panathenaic Stadium, in which the 1896 games were held
  • 2004 Belarusian sprinter Yulia Nestsiarenka runs 10.93 to beat American Lauryn Williams and win the 100m gold medal at the Athens Olympics
  • 2004 Nicolás Massú & Fernando González win the men's doubles tennis at the Athens Olympics beating German pair Nicolas Kiefer & Rainer Schüttler in 5 sets; it's Chile's first Olympic gold medal

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2004 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins his 6th gold medal of the Athens Olympics even though he doesn't swim the final of men's 4 x 100m medley relay; US wins in world record 3:30.68

  • 2004 The Australian women's 4 x 100m medley relay team of Giaan Rooney, Leisel Jones, Petria Thomas & Jodie Henry smashes the world record to take gold in 3:57.32 at the Athens Olympics
  • 2004 South Africa clinch their 2nd Tri Nations Rugby Series on points differential with a 23-19 win over Australia in Durban; Wallabies score 3 tries to 2, but Percy Montgomery lands 5 goals for Springboks
  • 2008 After winning the event in Athens, Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown makes it consecutive 200m Olympic titles beating American Allyson Felix by 0.19 in Beijing
  • 2008 Dutch swimmer and cancer survivor Maarten van der Weijden wins inaugural men's open water marathon (10k) in 1:51:51.6 at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008 American pair Misty May-Treanor & Kerry Walsh dominate China's Tian Jiathe & Wang Jie 21-18, 21-18 in the beach volleyball final to repeat of their gold medal from Athens; don't lose a set in the competition
  • 2008 An American sweep of the 400m medals at the Beijing Olympics; LeShawn Merritt wins gold in 43.75 ahead of Jeremy Wariner and David Neville
  • 2008 Japan edges the United States 3-1 for the gold medal in the final of the women's softball tournament at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008 Daniëlle de Bruijn scores a match winning 7 goals as the Netherlands upset the United States 9-8 to take the women's water polo gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008 Striker Carli Lloyd scores an extra time winner as the United States beat Brazil 1-0 to take the women's football gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2010 New Zealand clinch their 10th Tri Nations Rugby Series with one match remaining, scoring 2 tries in the last 3 minutes to beat South Africa, 29–22 in the first-ever Test at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg
  • 2016 Kevin Durant scores 30 as the US retains the Olympic men's basketball title with a comfortable 96-66 win over Serbia at the Rio de Janeiro Games
  • 2016 Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge wins the Olympic men's marathon gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in a time of 2:08.44; Feyisa Lilesa (Ethiopia) second in 2:09:54, and Galen Rupp (US) third in 2:10:05
  • 2016 Brazil takes 3rd Olympic men's indoor volleyball gold medal at the Rio Games with 25–22, 28–26, 26–24 win over Italy