June 1947 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 12th Babe Didrikson is 1st American to win Brit Women's Amateur Golf Champ
  • 13th 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)
  • 15th 47th US Golf Open: Lew Worsham shoots a 282 at St Louis CC in MO
  • 18th Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
  • 24th 29th PGA Championship: Jim Ferrier at Plum Hollow CC Detroit

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

24th Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 24th Jim Ferrier wins PGA golf tournament

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

25th Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 29th 2nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betty Jameson

Birthdays in Sport

  • 2nd Jan Ferraris, LPGA golfer
  • 3rd Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • 6th Marion Coakes, England, equestrian show jumper (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 6th Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer
  • 7th Thurman Munson, baseball catcher/captain (NY Yankees)
  • 10th Ken Singleton, Mt Vernon NY, baseball player (Orioles)
  • 12th Ronald J Freeman II, Elizabeth NJ, 4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 20th John Forbes, horse trainer
  • 22nd Murray Webb, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 3 Tests, 4 wkts at 117 75)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

22nd "Pistol" Pete Maravich, Aliquippa Pennsylvania, NBA star (Atlanta Hawks)

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • 29th Jeff Moss, cricketer (one Test Australia v Pakistan 1979)

Deaths in Sport

  • 6th Norman Reid, cricketer (Test S Af v Aust 1921-22, 11 & 6, 2-63), dies