June 9th, 1945 in Sport

Day of Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 71st Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hoop Jr wins in 2:07

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Following an 8-7 win over the Phils, Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher is arrested on a complaint by a fan that Durocher slugged him

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Birthdays in Sport

  • Faina Myelink, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Luis OcaƱa, Spanish cyclist (d. 1994)