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 Sports History and Sports Events on August 26
MarkTheDay.com provides the history of Sports on August 26 by noting memorable events that occurred in Sports on August 26. 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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1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY), August 26, 1939
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1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat), August 26, 1947
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Boxing Return to top
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Cricket Return to top
Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 and 13-67 for Middlesex v Gloucs, August 26, 1909
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Lara completes 7th Test Cricket century, 179 at The Oval, August 26, 1995
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NY Giant football team announces they're leaving Bronx for NJ in 1975, August 26, 1971
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Golf Return to top
Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Denver Golf Open, August 26, 1956
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Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open, August 26, 1962
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Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open, August 26, 1973
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Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic, August 26, 1979
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Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic, August 26, 1984
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Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic, August 26, 1990
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Hockey Return to top
Official Intl Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto-, August 26, 1961
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NFL Football Return to top
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Olympics Return to top
20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR, August 26, 1972
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Rugby Return to top
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Soccer Return to top
RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk, August 26, 1940
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Tennis Return to top
32nd US Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats W F Johnson (36 26 62 64 62), August 26, 1912
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33rd US Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats R N Williams (64 57 63 61), August 26, 1913
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1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup), August 26, 1955
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Yachting Return to top
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