Events in Sport in August 1959

  • Aug 1 New Continental baseball league formed
  • Aug 2 41st PGA Championship: Bob Rosburg shoots a 277 at Minneapolis GC
  • Aug 2 SF Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 HRs
  • Aug 3 27th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum, LA
  • Aug 5 Chicago Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 55-26 in Toronto
  • Aug 14 26th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 29, All-Stars 0 (70,000)
  • Aug 14 AFL organized with NY, Dallas, LA, Minneapolis, Denver & Houston

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 16 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Aug 22 Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs
  • Aug 23 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
  • Aug 31 48th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (3-2)
  • Aug 31 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open