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 Sports History and Sports Events on August 18
MarkTheDay.com provides the history of Sports on August 18 by noting memorable events that occurred in Sports on August 18. Create a FREE MarkTheDay.com personal calendar to organize your special occasions, personal tasks, holidays, appointments and special events in history that interest you. Historical sports events include NFL Super Bowl champions, NBA Championship, NHL Stanley Cup, PGA Tour Champions, MLS Cup, Boxing Heavy Weight Champion, NCAA National Championships, Olympics Medal Winners, Tennis US Open Winner and more sports history.
 
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Scheduled demonstrations at Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field to end segregation in organized baseball are called off, August 18, 1945
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Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4«"), August 18, 1957
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Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings-before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th), August 18, 1982
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Basketball Return to top
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Boxing Return to top
Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title, August 18, 1958
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Cricket Return to top
Bradman scores 244 in 5th Test Cricket, 316 mins, 32 fours 1 six-, August 18, 1934
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Cricket 1st-class debut of Raymond Illingworth, August 18, 1951
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Football running back, Herschel Walker, of U of Georgia, takes out a Lloyd's of London insurance policy for $1 million, August 18, 1981
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Golf Return to top
Golf Writers Associaton of America forms, August 18, 1946
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Betty Dodd wins LPGA Colonial Golf Open, August 18, 1957
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Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament, August 18, 1963
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Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic, August 18, 1968
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Joanne Carner wins LPGA St Paul Keller Golf Open, August 18, 1974
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Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins MasterCard International Pro-Am Golf Tourn, August 18, 1985
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Amy Alcott wins LPGA Nestle World Championship of Women's Golf, August 18, 1985
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Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic, August 18, 1991
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Emilee Klein wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open, August 18, 1996
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Hockey Return to top
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NFL Football Return to top
Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years), August 18, 1986
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Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL, August 18, 1987
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Olympics Return to top
South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies, August 18, 1964
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Rugby Return to top
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Soccer Return to top
No Historical Soccer Events on August 18
Tennis Return to top
Carr Baker Neel and Samuel Neel win US Lawn Tennis Assn doubles, August 18, 1886
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37th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla B Mallory (62 61), August 18, 1923
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48th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah H Cooke (61 64), August 18, 1934
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Yachting Return to top
No Historical Yachting Events on August 18
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