Events in Sport in August 1965

  • Aug 1 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring to clinch his second World Championship of Drivers title
  • Aug 5 South African cricket batsman Graeme Pollock scores a classic 125 to set the Proteas on the way to a 2nd Test win against England at Trent Bridge
  • Aug 6 32nd NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16; 68,000 at Soldier Field
  • Aug 8 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
  • Aug 12 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 PGA Championship, Laurel Valley GC: Dave Marr wins his only major title, beating Billy Casper and Jack Nicklaus by 2 strokes

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 15 Mary Mills wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • Aug 16 AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 18 Hank Aaron loses a HR, because he hit it out of batter's box

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Aug 18 Orioles' Brooks Robinson hits into his record tying (George Sisler)
  • Aug 19 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 2nd no-hitter of year beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
  • Aug 20 Eddie Mathews & Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team
  • Aug 22 San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 29 Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Aug 30 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball