Events in Sport in August 1960

  • Aug 6 Pitt Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in Toronto
  • Aug 7 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
  • Aug 12 27th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 32, All-Stars 7 (70,000)
  • Aug 12 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 8.21m
  • Aug 15 CFL's Calgary Stampeders move into McMahon Stadium
  • Aug 15 Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 16-7 in Toronto (NFL expo)
  • Aug 15 Mil Brave Lew Burdette no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0
  • Aug 18 Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 22 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 22 Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Aug 25 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
  • Aug 25 AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies
  • Aug 27 Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 27 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Grossinger Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Aug 28 White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as umpire called time
  • Aug 30 Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7