Events in Sport in August 1975

  • Aug 1 41st Chicago Charities College All-Star Game: Pittsburgh 21, All-Stars 14 (54,103)
  • Aug 5 Philadelphia Phillies create MLB record when first 8 batters get hits off Bill Bonham, beat Cubs 13-5
  • Aug 9 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 10 PGA Championship, Firestone CC: Jack Nicklaus wins 4th PGA C'ship by 2 shots from Australian Bruce Crampton

  • Aug 13 Viv Richards out for 291 v England at Cricket, at the Oval
  • Aug 19 Astros hire Bill Virdon to replace Preston Gomez as manager
  • Aug 22 McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
  • Aug 24 SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
  • Aug 27 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
  • Aug 27 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world