Events in Sport in August 1980

  • Aug 1 Gerd Wessig of East Germany set high jump record
  • Aug 1 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03
  • Aug 2 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships
  • Aug 3 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
  • Aug 3 Sandra Post wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 4 Seattle Mariners replace manager Darrell Johnson with Maury Wills
  • Aug 5 NY Met Doug Flynn ties record of 3 triples in a game

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 10 62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill NY

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 10 8th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Yanks Reggie Jackson hits his 400th HR off Chicago's Britt Burns

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 George Brett goes 4-for-4, raising his batting average to .401

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Aug 18 KC Royals' George Brett, batting avg reach .400
  • Aug 19 George Brett ends hitting streak at 30
  • Aug 20 NY Yankee Bob Watson hits Seattle Kingdome speaker, 2nd straight day
  • Aug 20 Cleve Dan Spillner, 545 ERA, is 2 outs from a no-hitter when White Sox rookie Leo Sutherland singles
  • Aug 22 Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
  • Aug 24 Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 25 Rangers pitcher Ferguson Jenkins arrested for possession of drugs
  • Aug 31 80th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Hal Sutton