June 1982 in Sport

Events in Sport


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

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

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6th 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

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

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

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

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

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

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

20th 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
  • 22nd Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place
  • 27th Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • 30th NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans

Birthdays in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

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