Events in Sport in August 1976

  • Aug 1 21st Summer Olympic Games, Montreal, Canada: Officially close
  • Aug 1 Seattle Seahawks take the field for the first time in pre-season game v SF 49ers at the newly constructed Kingdome in Seattle
  • Aug 1 Reigning world F1 champion Niki Lauda of Austria suffers a near fatal crash during the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim
  • Aug 7 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Colgate-European Golf Open
  • Aug 8 Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
  • Aug 9 Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0
  • Aug 15 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 16 58th PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots a 281 at Congressional MD

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Aug 16 St Louis Cards beat San Diego Chargers 20-10 in Tokyo (NFL expo)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Aug 27 Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
  • Aug 29 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open