Events in Sport on August 5

  • 1901 Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4"
  • 1921 1st radio baseball broadcast Pirates-8, Phillies-0 (KDKA, Pitts)
  • 1927 Phillies Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936 At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • 1937 Ranger (US) beats Endeavour II (England) in 17th America's Cup
  • 1938 33rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (3-2)
  • 1940 St Louis Brown John Whitehead no-hits Detroit Tigers, 4-0 in 6 innings
  • 1948 Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6)
  • 1954 Boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern and 15 pioneers
  • 1954 Patty Berg wins LPGA World Golf Championship

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1956 Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1956 WCYB TV channel 5 in Bristol-Kingsport, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 Bkln Sports Authority gets an engineering report on 50,000-seat stadium in downtown area for estimated $207 million
  • 1959 Chicago Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 55-26 in Toronto
  • 1961 Chicago Bears (NFL) beat Mont Alouettes (CFL) 34-16 in Montreal
  • 1962 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • 1964 Ford Frick says he will not run for another term as Commissioner of Baseball
  • 1965 Dave Marr wins PGA title
  • 1966 33rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0 (72,000)
  • 1966 Jose Torres beats Eddie Cotton to retain light-heavyweight boxing title
  • 1967 1st time an AFL team beats an NFL team, Broncos beats Detroit 13-7
  • 1972 Detroit shortstop Ed Brinkman errors ends record streak of 72 games & 331 total chances without a miscue
  • 1973 Atlanta Braves Phil Niekro no-hits SD Padres, 9-0
  • 1973 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic
  • 1975 Phillies 1st 8 batters get hits for a record, beat Cubs 13-5
  • 1978 New Orlean Saints beat Phil Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City (NFL expo)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1979 Phillies Pete Rose collects NL record 2,427th career single

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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1979 Willie Mays, Warren Giles, & Hack Wilson inducted in Hall of Fame

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1980 NY Met Doug Flynn ties record of 3 triples in a game
  • 1984 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1984 Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52)
  • 1985 Baseball players go on strike for 2 days
  • 1990 Barb Mucha wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • 1991 Sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault world record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden
  • 1994 Antonov-12 crashes at Boda, Eastern Siberia, 47 killed
  • 1995 5th Athletics World Championships open at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1996 Dallas Cowboys play KC Chiefs in Monterrey Mexico
  • 1997 Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive
  • 2012 General Motors signs a record breaking $559 million marketing deal with Manchester United
  • 2013 Alex Rodriquez, New York Yankee MLB player, is banned for 211 games for using human growth hormones
  • 2016 31st Summer Olympics offically opens in Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil