Events in Sport in August 1956

  • Aug 3 Willie Williams of US sets 100 meter record at 10.1

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 5 Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Aug 5 WCYB TV channel 5 in Bristol-Kingsport, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 6 After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 7 Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Aug 10 23rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 26, All-Stars 0 (75,000)
  • Aug 12 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA World Golf Championship
  • Aug 18 Cincinnati Reds (8) & Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game
  • Aug 19 Fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open
  • Aug 26 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Denver Golf Open
  • Aug 26 Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC
  • Aug 28 England retain cricket Ashes, Jim Laker 46 wickets in the series