Events in Sport in August 1972

  • Aug 1 Nate Colbert of SD Padres hits record tying 5 HRs in a double header
  • Aug 5 Detroit shortstop Ed Brinkman errors ends record streak of 72 games & 331 total chances without a miscue
  • Aug 6 Garry Player wins PGA golf tournament

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 6 Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for Braves (record for 1 team)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Knoxville Ladies Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Aug 12 Ian & Greg Chappell both scores centuries in same Test Cricket innings
  • Aug 13 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 16 54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Aug 17 Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game
  • Aug 20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
  • Aug 22 Rhodesia is expelled by the International Olympic Committee for its racist policies.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 23 Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 24 Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • Aug 26 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 26 Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Aug 27 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Aug 29 SF Giant Jim Barr retires 1st 20 batters he faces added to last 21 he retired 6 days earlier for record 41 in a row
  • Aug 31 Lasse Viren runs Olympic/world record 10,000m (27:38.4)
  • Aug 31 Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics