Events in Sport in August 1983

  • Aug 1 New Zealand score their 1st Test Cricket match victory in England
  • Aug 4 NY Yankee Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull while warming up before the 5th inning
  • Aug 6 Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • Aug 7 65th PGA Championship: Hal Sutton shoots a 274 at Riviera CC LA
  • Aug 7 Grete Waitz of Norway wins 1st all-women Marathon (Helsinki, Finland)
  • Aug 7 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Aug 7 1st World Championships in Athletics open at Helsinki, Finland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 10 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 14 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Aug 14 Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03)
  • Aug 14 1st World Championships in Athletics close at Helsinki, Finland
  • Aug 19 LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting
  • Aug 19 Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
  • Aug 21 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 24 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Aug 25 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 28 Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley