Events in Sport in August 1949

  • Aug 3 Basketball Association of America & National Basketball League merge to form National Basketball Association
  • Aug 4 NBL & NBAA merge into National Basketball Association
  • Aug 6 Luke Appling record of 2,154 (en route to 2,218) games at shortstop

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 10 Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Aug 12 16th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 38, All-Stars 0 (93,780)
  • Aug 20 78,382 watch White Sox play Indians at Cleveland
  • Aug 28 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)