Today in Sports History: August 15th
- 1899 – Louisville Colonels’ Henry Dowling is struck out five times in a game.
- 1905 – Philadelphia Athletics’ Rube Waddell no-hits Saint Louis Browns, 2-0 in five innings.
- 1912 – New York Yankees’ player Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game.
- 1960 – Chicago Bears beat New York Giants 16-7 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (NFL expo).
- 1960 – Milwaukee Braves’ Lew Burdette no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0.
- 1964 – Philadelphia Phillies triple-play New York Mets.
- 1964 – Ralph Boston of the US sets long jump record at 27 feet 3.25 inches.
- 1981 – Robin Leamy of US swims record 7.98 kph for 50m.
- 1987 – US beats Cuba in the Pan-Am baseball.
- 2004 – Vijay Singh wins the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
- 2007 – NBA referee Tim Donaghy surrenders to police and pleads guilty to charges brought up by the FBI investigation that he placed bets on games that he refereed.
- 2008 – In Beijing, China, an Olympic Torch used in the relay to China sells for over US$42,000. A torch from the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games (first torch relay) sells for almost US$25,000.
- 2008 – At the Beijing Olympics, American Michael Phelps won his sixth gold and his sixth world record in the 200 metres individual medley. American Ryan Lochte wins gold in the Olympic men’s 200-metre backstroke in a world-record 1:53.94.
- 2010 – Germany’s Martin Kaymer wins his first major golf title in the 92nd U.S. PGA Championship, earning $1.35 million.
Born on August 15th
- 1945 – Birth of Gene Upshaw; NFL guard (Oakland Raiders), NFLPA leader.
- 1960 – Birth of Maureen “Peanut” Louie Harper in San Francisco, California, USA; tennis player (Denver-1985).
Died on August 15th
- 2016 – Death of Dalian Atkinson, English footballer (born 1968).
- 2016 – Death of Stefan Henze, German canoeist and coach (born 1981).