Events in Sport in August 1964

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Aug 5 Ford Frick says he will not run for another term as Commissioner of Baseball
  • Aug 7 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000)
  • Aug 9 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
  • Aug 9 Bunning continues pitching perfectly to NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 12 Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Aug 14 Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer
  • Aug 15 Fred Trueman takes 300th Test Cricket wicket (Neil Hawke)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Aug 15 Phillies triple-play NY Mets
  • Aug 15 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
  • Aug 16 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational
  • Aug 17 Boycott scores his 1st Test Cricket century, 113 v Aust at the Oval
  • Aug 18 South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies
  • Aug 20 Rex Sellers bowls 5-1-17-0 v India in only Test Cricket innings

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Aug 20 Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Aug 23 Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
  • Aug 23 St Louis Cards are 11 games back in NL, & win World Series
  • Aug 29 On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)
  • Aug 30 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Riverside Ladies Golf Open