Events in Sport in August 1952

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 17 year-old future world champion Floyd Patterson wins the gold medal in the heavyweight division at the Helsinki Olympic Games with a 1st round KO of Romanian Vasile Tita

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Aug 3 Alberto Ascari of Italy clinches FIA World Championship of Drivers by winning German Grand Prix at Nürburgring in a Ferrari
  • Aug 6 St. Louis Browns veteran pitcher Satchel Paige, 46, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout, 1-0 v Detroit Tigers in 12 innings

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 10 Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Aug 15 19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316)
  • Aug 17 Betty Jameson wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • Aug 27 Emil Zatopek wins 12th olympics marathon (2:23:03.2)