On This Day

Events in Sport in August 1955

  • Aug 3 Automobile Association of America ends support of auto racing, Le Mans disaster & Bill Vukovich death at Indianapolis contributing factors
  • Aug 3 Belgian middle distance runner Roger Moens breaks Rudolph Harbig's long standing 800m world record (1:45.7) in Oslo, Norway
  • Aug 13 Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield
  • Aug 19 US raises import duty on bicycles 50%
  • Aug 26 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 27 Sandy Koufax fans 14 Reds, both teams combine for record 23 strikeouts

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax