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This Day in Sports History — August 31

Olga Korbut 1972
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 31:
1881 — The first US men’s national tennis championships began at the Newport Casino in Newport, RI. (More info.)

1934 — The first College Football All-Star Game, featuring a team of college all-stars against the NFL champs of the previous season, the Chicago Bears, was played to a scoreless tie at Soldier Field in Chicago. (More info.)

1935 — Vern Kennedy of the Chicago White Sox no-hit the Cleveland Indians, 5-0, at Comiskey Park. (More info.)

1959 — Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers tied Bob Feller’s major league single-game strikeout record of 18 in a 5-2 win over the San Francisco Giants at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (More info.)

1972 — Gymnast Olga Korbut of the Soviet Union won two gold and one silver medal in individual competition at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. (More info.)

1980 — Giorgio Chinaglia of the New York Cosmos scored seven goals in an 8-1 playoff win over the Tulsa Roughnecks at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. (More info.)

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