On This Day

Events in Sport in August 1919

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponsor Indian Packing Company

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Aug 13 American thoroughbred racehorse Man o' War's only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga)
  • Aug 14 Chicago White Sox outfielder Happy Felsch ties MLB record of 4 outfield assists in a game in 15-6 loss to Boston Red Sox
  • Aug 20 Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for .505 average)
  • Aug 24 Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning