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Events in Sport in August 1954

  • Aug 1 Tour de France: Louison Bobet of France wins by 15' 49" from Ferdinand Kübler, for the second of his 3 consecutive wins

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Aug 7 Englishman Roger Bannister beats Australia’s John Landy in the mile at the Empire Games in Vancouver; first time 2 men run sub-4 minute mile in the same race

Middle-Distance Runner Roger Bannister
Middle-Distance Runner
Roger Bannister
  • Aug 10 Sir Gordon Richards retires as a jockey with record 4,870 wins
  • Aug 16 American brand management company Authentic Brands Group first publishes sports magazine "Sports Illustrated"
  • Aug 22 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by winning Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten in a Maserati
  • Aug 25 Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
  • Aug 30 BC Lions play franchise's first CFL game in Vancouver; lose to Saskatchewan Roughriders, 17-0
  • Aug 31 Indians beat Yanks 6-1 for record tying 26 wins in August (1931 A's)
  • Aug 31 Cincinnati 1st baseman Ted Kluszewski hits 2 HRs in a 9-3 loss v Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia; 1st Redleg to ever hit 40 MLB HRs, en route to season total 49