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What happened on this day in Texas Longhorn sports history?

Below is a list of major events in Texas Longhorn sports history that happened on this day. They can have been for current teams, former athletes, or related events. There’s something new every day.

August 20, 1920

John Hargis is Born

Guard/forward John Hargis is born in Nacogdoches, Texas.

August 20, 1961

Ray Woodard is Born

Defensive tackle Ray Woodard is born in Corrigan, Texas.

August 20, 1980

Tillman Holloway is Born

Offensive guard Tillman Holloway is born in Houston, Texas.

August 20, 1990

Ike Sewell Passes Away

Offensive guard and creator of Chicago-style deep dish pizza Ike Sewell dies of leukemia at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

August 20, 1991

Cory Joseph is Born

Point guard Cory Joseph is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

August 20, 1991

Cory Joseph is Born

Point guard Cory Joseph is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

August 20, 1992

Madelyn Hutson is Born

Volleyball player Madelyn Hutson is born in Nashville, Tennessee.

August 20, 2004

Ian Crocker Wins Silver

Swimmer Ian Crocker takes second place in the Men's 100m Butterfly at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

August 20, 2005

2005 Fall Scrimmage

The Longhorn football team takes the field for the 2005 Fan Appreciation Day in front of approximately 20,000 faithful Saturday morning at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

August 20, 2008

Melaine Walker Wins Gold

Jamaican Melaine Walker takes the gold medal in the Women's 400m Hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics with an Olympics Record time of 52.64.

August 20, 2010

Women's Soccer: Texas at NC State 2010

Texas beats NC State in women's soccer 2-1.

I am adding entries just about every day, so if there’s a piece of Texas Longhorn history that you believe is missing, let me know.

This information is provided by the History Collection WordPress Plugin, a WordPress plugin that I have created.

Written by Brian Combs

July 17th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

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