June 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

7th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Person-of-interestPerson 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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, Hamilton Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Quinte Festival)
  • 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
  • 29th Kim Hiett, jockey
  • 30th Michel Dion, Canadian Rifle shooter (Olympics-24-92, 96), born in Quebec City, Qu├ębec
  • 30th Stephanie Farwig, Milwaukee WI, golfer (1994 LPGA Corning Classic-2nd)

Deaths in Sport

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