June 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 3rd 4th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Stade Reims 2-0 at Stuttgart

Sport awardGolf Tournament

7th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

11th Charlie Sifford becomes the 1st African American to play in a US Golf Open

  • 12th SF Giants Mike McCormick no-hits Phillies, 3-0 in 5 inning game
  • 13th 59th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 282 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • 13th 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
  • 14th Beverly Hanson wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • 22nd Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

26th Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson

Sport awardGolf Major

27th 14th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 28th Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Martin Brundle, British race car driver and F1 television commentator
  • 2nd Charlie Huddy, Oshawa, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 3rd Sam Mills, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers), (d. 2005)
  • 4th Rod Connop, CFL corner (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 6th David Schultz, American wrestler (d. 1996)
  • 9th Peter Fowler, Hornsby NSW, Australian golfer
  • 12th Jalal-ud-din, cricketer (Pakistani paceman, ODI hat-trick v Aust 1982)
  • 12th Steve Bauer, St Catharines Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-silver-84, 96)
  • 21st Tom Chambers, NBA forward, center (Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns)
  • 23rd Danny Sharp, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Quinte Festival), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 24th Rob Delahaye, soccer player (MVV)
  • 25th Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper, Winter Olympics medalist
  • 29th Edward F Humenik, PGA golfer (1994 Kmart Greater-2nd), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 30th Michel Dion, Canadian Rifle shooter (Olympics-24-92, 96), born in Quebec City, Qu├ębec
  • 30th Stephanie Farwig, golfer (1994 LPGA Corning Classic-2nd), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Deaths in Sport

  • 26th Audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies