August 1959 in Sport

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Events in Sport

Results 1 - 11 of 11

1st - New Continental baseball league formed
2nd - 41st PGA Championship: Bob Rosburg shoots a 277 at Minneapolis GC
2nd - SF Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 HRs
3rd - 27th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum, LA
5th - Chicago Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 55-26 in Toronto
14th - 26th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 29, All-Stars 0 (70,000)
14th - AFL organized with NY, Dallas, LA, Minneapolis, Denver & Houston
16th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Seattle Golf Open
23rd - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
31st - 48th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (3-2)
31st - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

Birthdays in Sport

Results 1 - 22 of 22

4th - Deedee Lasker, LPGA golfer
7th - Ali Shah, cricketer (Zimbabwe all-rounder in two Tests 1992)
12th - Lynette Woodard, Wichita Ks, (Olympic-gold-1984, Harlem Globetrotter)
13th - Bruce French, cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88)
13th - Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player
14th - Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Lansing Michigan, NBA Forward (LA Lakers/Olympic-gold-92)
14th - Frank Brickowski, NBA forward/center (Seattle Supersonics)
16th - Marc Sergeant, Belgian cyclist
18th - Tom Prichard, American wrestler
19th - Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)
20th - Missie McGeorge, Pueblo CO, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One)
20th - Richard DeStasio, horse trainer
21st - Anne Hobbs, England, tennis star
21st - Bud Schultz, Meriden Conn, tennis star
21st - Jim McMahon, NFL QB (Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
21st - Richard Zokol, Kitimat BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1982 BC Open)
22nd - Denise Curry, Daivs California, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
23rd - George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player
24th - Adrian Kuiper, cricketer (South African all-rounder)
NBA Legend Magic JohnsonNBA Legend Magic Johnson (14th) 24th - Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90)
26th - Jim Rutledge, Victoria, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Indian Open)
28th - Mary Murphy, Birmingham MI, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open-5th)

Deaths in Sport

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12th - Mike O'Neill, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1877)

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