June 1947 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 25 Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 22 "Pistol" Pete Maravich, American NBA star (Atlanta Hawks), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)

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

Deaths in Sport

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