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 Sports History and Sports Events on August 5 provides the history of Sports on August 5 by noting memorable events that occurred in Sports on August 5. Create a FREE 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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Baseball players go on strike for 2 days, August 5, 1985
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Ezzard Charles KOs Freddie Beshore to retain HW boxing title, August 5, 1950
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Boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 24 modern and 15 pioneers, August 5, 1954
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Jose Torres beats Eddie Cotton to retain light-HW boxing title, August 5, 1966
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Patty Berg wins LPGA World Golf Championshio, August 5, 1954
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Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Golf Open, August 5, 1956
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Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open, August 5, 1962
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Judy Rankin wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic, August 5, 1973
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Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open, August 5, 1979
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Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic, August 5, 1984
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Barb Mucha wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic, August 5, 1990
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Chic Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 55-26 in Toronto, August 5, 1959
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Chic Bears (NFL) beat Mont Alouettes (CFL) 34-16 in Montreal, August 5, 1961
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33rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0 (72,000), August 5, 1966
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1st time an AFL team beats an NFL team, Broncos beats Detroit 13-7, August 5, 1967
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New Orlean Saints beat Phil Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City (NFL expo), August 5, 1978
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At Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens wins his 3rd Olympic medal, August 5, 1936
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Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52), August 5, 1984
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