Events in Sport in August 1954

  • Aug 1 Tour de France: Louison Bobet of France wins by 15' 49" from Ferdinand K├╝bler, for the second of his 3 consecutive wins
  • Aug 10 Sir Gordon Richards retires as a jockey with record 4,870 wins
  • Aug 11 BC Lions plays its 1st CFL game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0
  • Aug 13 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)
  • Aug 16 "Sports Illustrated" magazine begins publishing
  • Aug 22 Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina clinches his second FIA World Championship of Drivers by winning Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten in a Maserati
  • Aug 25 Ivan Filin wins Berne marathon (2:25:26.6) (260m)
  • Aug 31 Cincinnati 1st baseman Ted Kluszewski hits 2 HRs in a 9-3 loss v Phillies; 1st Redleg to ever hit 40 MLB HRs, en route to season total 49