Events in Sport in August 1968

  • Aug 2 35th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17 (69,917)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 4 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Aug 10 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Concord Golf Open
  • Aug 11 Satchel Paige, 62, & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
  • Aug 18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 25 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Aug 25 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf
  • Aug 25 NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches 2 2/3 innings & beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in 2nd game & homered

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 29 1st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Aug 31 68th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher
  • Aug 31 Garfield Sobers becomes the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in one over.