On This Day

Events in Sport in August 1923

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 3 Baseball games cancelled following the death of US President Warren G. Harding

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Aug 9 NY State Golf Association formed

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Aug 18 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Germantown CC, PA: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory 6-2, 6-1 for her first of 7 US singles crowns

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Aug 18 Australasian Championships Women's Tennis, Brisbane: Margaret Molesworth retains title; beats Esna Boyd 6-1, 7-5
  • Aug 18 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Brisbane: Pat O'Hara Wood wins his 2nd Australasian title; beats fellow Australian Bert St John 6-1, 6-1, 6-3

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 23 Paavo Nurmi of Finland runs world record for 1 mile of 4:10.4 in Stockholm; record stands until 1931

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Aug 24 Paavo Nurmi of Finland runs world record 3 mile time of 14:11.2 in Stockholm; intermediate time during 5000m event