June 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 7 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 26 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

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

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

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