June 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 2nd Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

6th Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • 7th 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

8th Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 8th Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 8th 68th Men's French Open: Rod Laver beats Ken Rosewall (6-4, 6-3, 6-4)
  • 8th 68th Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Ann Jones (6-1, 4-6, 6-3)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

14th Oakland As' Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 15th 69th US Golf Open: Orville Moody shoots a 281 at Champs GC in Houston

Sport awardGolf Tournament

15th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 15th Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon
  • 21st John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
  • 22nd Susie Berning wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

23rd Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 25th Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon
  • 27th Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match
  • 28th John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut v WI at Lord's

Sport awardGolf Major

29th 24th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

29th On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 30th Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Ari Sulander, hockey goaltender (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
  • 1st Erin Hartwell, time trial cyclist (Olymp-bronze/silver-92, 96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2nd David Wheaton, Minneapolis Minn, tennis star (1987 US junior boys)
  • 2nd Kurt Abbott, Zanesville OH, infielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 3rd Ray Roberts, tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • 4th Regi Blinker, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 4th Robert Perez, Bolivar Venezuela, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 4th Tine Moberg-Parker, Canada Europe class sailor (Oly-96), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 5th Ed Smith, WLAF tight end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 5th Keith Powe, WLAF/CFL defensive lineback (Win Blue Bombers, Claymores)
  • 6th Brian Greenfield, WLAF punter (London Monarchs)
  • 6th Mike Croel, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 6th Sunil Joshi, cricketer (Indian Test left-arm spinner 1996)
  • 7th Lachlan Elmer, Australian field hockey halfback (Oly-silver-92, 96)
  • 7th Mark Sohn, Arlington Heights Ill, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 8th Glenn Rogers Jr, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 8th Laurel Martin, Hummelstown PA, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • 9th Keith Alex, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 10th Fred Foggie, WLAF cornerback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 10th Tony McCoy, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 10th Ronny Johnsen, Norwegian footballer
  • 11th Johan Hansma, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 12th Kevin Turner, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 12th Mathieu Schneider, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders, Toronto), born in NYC, New York
  • 13th Robert Harris, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 13th Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian athlete
  • 14th Eric Desjardins, Rauyn Quebec, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Canada)
  • 14th Eugene Chung, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

14th Steffi Graf, German tennis star who won 22 Grand Slam singles titles, born in Mannheim, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, West Germany

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Person of interestPerson of Interest

15th Cedric Pioline, French tennis star (1996 Coopenhagen), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Tennis Player Cedric Pioline
Tennis Player
Cedric Pioline
  • 15th Jesse Belanger, St-georges De Beau, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 15th Maurice Odumbe, cricketer (Kenyan batsman & 1996 World Cup captain)
  • 15th Sheldon Kennedy, Brandon, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 15th Oliver Kahn, German footballer
  • 16th Kevin Young, Alpena MI, infielder (KC Royals)
  • 16th L B Stephens, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 16th Mark Crossley, Welsh footballer
  • 17th Karen Nystrom, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-Silver-98)
  • 17th Patric Kjellberg, hockey forward (Team Sweden Oly-1998)
  • 18th Fernando Valenzula, jockey
  • 18th Jay Leeuwenburg, NFL guard/center (Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts)
  • 18th Laura Brown, LPGA golfer
  • 20th Gerald Dixon, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 20th Malivai Washington, Glenn Cove NY, tennis star (Olympics-96)
  • 21st Chris Perez, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 21st Donovan Osborne, Roseville CA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 22nd Derek Russell, NFL wide receiver (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 23rd Elbert Ellis, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers)
  • 24th Melissa Gurney, California, tennis player (Virginia Slims of SD, 1986)
  • 24th Sean Maye, 400m/800m runner
  • 24th Todd Lewis, 10k runner, born in Flint, Michigan
  • 24th Thabo Mngomeni, Cape Town, South African football player
  • 25th Armand Benneker, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • 25th Jurgen Streppel, soccer player (Telstar/RKC)
  • 26th Barry Kloeth, WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 26th Harry Boatswain, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 26th Michael Myers, Cook County IL, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 26th Troy Auzenne, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • 26th Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer
  • 27th Mark Telerico, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 S Florida), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 29th Erik Tammer, soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 29th Simon Brown, cricketer (Durham pace bowler, England 1996)
  • 30th Jim Montgomery, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 30th Ken Gernander, Grand Rapids, NHL center (NY Rangers)
  • 30th Kristina Farrar Stookey, Martha Vineyard MA, 470 sailor (Oly-4th-96)
  • 30th Sanath Jayasuriya, cricketer (Sri Lankan open bat MVP-1996 World Cup)

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

19th Baseball manager Leo Durocher (63) weds socialite Lynne Walker Goldblatt (40) at the Ambassador West Hotel in Chicago

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Deaths in Sport

  • 1st Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian ice skater (b. 1904)
  • 23rd Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish athlete (b. 1907)