June 1982 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jun 5 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
  • Jun 6 Joanne Carner wins LPGA McDonald 's Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 81st Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Guillermo Vilas (1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 81st Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger (7-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 7 NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers
  • Jun 8 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 11 Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Jun 13 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 20 82nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL Calif

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jun 20 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jun 22 Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place
  • Jun 27 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 30 NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Justine Henin (formerly Henin-Hardenne), Belgian tennis player
  • Jun 3 Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian pole vaulter
  • Jun 7 Virgil Vasquez, American baseball player
  • Jun 8 Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
  • Jun 8 Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player
  • Jun 10 Tara Lipinski, figure skater (1997 World Champ), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 11 Joey Graham, American basketball player
  • Jun 11 Steven Graham, American basketball player
  • Jun 11 Diana Taurasi, American basketball player
  • Jun 12 Loïc Duval, French racing driver
  • Jun 12 Jason David, American football player
  • Jun 13 Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete
  • Jun 14 Jamie Green, British racing driver
  • Jun 15 Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Jun 16 Chris Wingert, American soccer player
  • Jun 17 Marek Svatoš, Slovakian ice hockey player
  • Jun 19 David Pollack, American football player
  • Jun 19 Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player
  • Jun 22 Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
  • Jun 24 Kevin Nolan, English footballer
  • Jun 24 Jarret Stoll, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 25 Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player
  • Jun 30 Mitch Maier, American baseball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 8 [Leroy] Satchel Paige, US baseball pitcher, dies at 75
  • Jun 13 Ken "Slasher" Mackay, cricketer (Aussie all-rounder 1956-63), dies
  • Jun 13 Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)