Events in Sport in August 1961

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 Australian cricket captain Richie Benaud takes 6 for 70 in England's 2nd innings for a 54 run 4th Test win at Old Trafford

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • Aug 2 St Louis Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in an exhibition game in Toronto, Canada
  • Aug 4 28th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 28, All-Stars 14 (66,000)
  • Aug 5 Chicago Bears (NFL) beat Mont Alouettes (CFL) 34-16 in Montreal

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 6 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Aug 8 Ham Tigercats (CFL) beat Buff Bills (NFL) 38-21 in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Aug 11 Warren Spahn records victory #300, beats Cubs 2-1

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 13 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Aug 14 Philadelphia Phillies lose 17th straight game
  • Aug 20 Phillies set then dubious record of 23 straight loses, beat Braves
  • Aug 27 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 30 Oriole Jack Fisher walks 12 LA Angels in a 9 inning game

MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher