On This Day

Events in Sport in August 1983

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 Despite brave 112no by David Gower, New Zealand wins 2nd Test at Headingley by 5 wickets, first ever NZ Test cricket victory in England

Cricket Batsman and Captain David Gower
Cricket Batsman and Captain
David Gower
  • Aug 6 First NFL exhibition game in Europe; Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cardinals 28-10 at London's Wembley Stadium

Sport awardPGA Championship

Aug 7 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Hal Sutton wins his only major title by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus

  • Aug 7 Grete Waitz of Norway wins inaugural women's marathon at the 1st world athletics championships in Helsinki, Finland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 1st Athletics World Championships: 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
  • Aug 14 Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03)
  • Aug 18 Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
  • 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

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