Events in Sport in August 1973

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 George Brett gets his 1st hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Aug 5 Atlanta Braves Phil Niekro no-hits SD Padres, 9-0
  • Aug 5 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 6 Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 12 55th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 277 at Canterbury Cleve

  • Aug 12 Betty Burfeindt wins LPGA Child & Family Service Golf Opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 14 Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 18 Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Aug 19 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA St Paul Golf Open
  • Aug 24 Garry Sobers scores 26th & last Test Cricket ton 150 v Eng Lord's
  • Aug 26 David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
  • Aug 26 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Aug 31 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)