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 4 England beats Australia by 8 wickets in the limited overs cricket international at Lord's; first time women are permitted to play on the main square at 'the home of cricket'
  • Aug 8 Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
  • Aug 9 Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 16 PGA Championship, Congressional CC: Dave Stockton wins 2nd PGA C'ship in a Monday bad weather finish; by 1 from Ray Floyd & Don January

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Aug 16 St Louis Cards beat San Diego Chargers 20-10 in Tokyo (NFL expo)
  • Aug 27 Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
  • Aug 29 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open