Events in Sport in August 1978

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 1 Braves stop Reds Pete Rose's hitting streak at 44 games

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Aug 5 New Orlean Saints beat Phil Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City (NFL expo)
  • Aug 6 60th PGA Championship: John Mahaffey shoots a 276 at Oakmont CC PA

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 6 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Europea Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Aug 9 Yanks score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7
  • Aug 13 Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
  • Aug 20 Sandra Post wins LPGA Lady Stroh's Golf Open
  • Aug 25 MLB baseball umpires stage a 1 day strike
  • Aug 27 Gerrie Knetemann becomes world cyclist champion
  • Aug 27 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Aug 29 USTA National Tennis Center opens in Flushing NY