Events in Sport in August 1950

  • Aug 1 1st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons)
  • Aug 7 37th Tour de France won by Ferdi K├╝bler of Switzerland
  • Aug 8 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA All-American Golf Open
  • Aug 11 17th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 17, Philadelphia 7 (88,885)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Aug 12 NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 20-6 in Ottawa
  • Aug 13 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 15 Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 to retain heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Aug 17 Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) & Sam Calderone (Giants) hit inside park HRs
  • Aug 22 Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competitor in a US national tennis competition
  • Aug 23 Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 25 Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Aug 26 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)
  • Aug 29 International Olympic Committee votes to admit West Germany & Japan in 1952

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 31 Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs & a single in a game vs Braves

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges