Events in Sport in August 1986

  • Aug 1 Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven becomes 10th to reach 3,000 MLB strikeout milestone, 2-hits A's, 10-1
  • Aug 2 American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee beats her own world heptathlon record by 13 points (7,161) in Houston
  • Aug 2 Curtis Cup Women's Golf, Prairie Dunes CC: Great Britain & Ireland beats the US 13-5, the visitors first win on American soil
  • Aug 3 Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr and Ernie Lombardi are inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
  • Aug 3 First NFL 'American Bowl' exhibition game at London's Wembley Stadium, Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6
  • Aug 6 Orioles (Dwyer & Sheets) & Rangers (Harrah) hit record 3 grand slams
  • Aug 7 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel and Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina
  • Aug 8 Record 3 grandslams in a game-(Harrah-Tex, Sheets & Dwyer-Orioles)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 10 Betsy King wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Aug 10 Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates
  • Aug 11 68th PGA Championship: Bob Tway shoots a 276 at Inverness Club Toledo
  • Aug 12 Red Sox pitcher Tim Lollar gets a pinch-hit single
  • Aug 14 Phillies & Pirates play a 6 game series in 4 days
  • Aug 17 Cindy Mackey wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 17 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Aug 17 Red Sox trade shortstop Rey Quinones & pitcher Mike Trujillo to Mariners for shortstop Spike Owen & outfielder Dave Henderson
  • Aug 18 Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years)

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 21 Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • Aug 21 Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleveland Indians
  • Aug 21 With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs
  • Aug 24 Juli Inkster wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 25 A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Aug 26 Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
  • Aug 30 Gelindo Bordin wins Stuttgart marathon (2:10:54)