June 1986 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 1 32nd LPGA Championship won by Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Jun 6 Jurgen Schull sets world discus record (74.07 m)
  • Jun 7 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8
  • Jun 7 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1
  • Jun 8 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 8 Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Jun 8 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Balt Orioles beat Yankees 18-9

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 8 85th Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 8 85th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova (2-6, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 9 Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats White Sox Tom Seaver (306 wins) 3-0
  • Jun 10 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's NL

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 15 86th US Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills GC NY

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Jun 15 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 18 Don Sutton becomes 19th pitcher to win 300 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • Jun 21 Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner, signs with KC Royals
  • Jun 21 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)
  • Jun 22 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 23 Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)
  • Jun 25 Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release
  • Jun 27 SF Giant Robby Thompson is caught stealing record 4 times
  • Jun 29 FIFA World Cup: Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in football's 13th World Cup in Mexico City
  • Jun 29 Argentina becomes world champion soccer team (3-2 against W-Germany)
  • Jun 29 Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver
  • Jun 29 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 3 Alexandros Karageorgiou, Greek archer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 3 Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player considered the greatest clay-court player in history, born in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain

Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
  • Jun 3 Tomas Verner, Czech Republic ice skater
  • Jun 3 Adrián Vallés, Spanish racing driver
  • Jun 3 Al Horford, American basketball player
  • Jun 8 Patrick Kaleta, American hockey player
  • Jun 14 Jonathan Clare, English cricketer
  • Jun 16 Urby Emanuelson, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 16 Farhad Reza, Bangladeshi Cricketer
  • Jun 16 Rodrigo Defendi, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 16 Robert Rothbart, Bosnian-Israeli Basketball Player
  • Jun 16 Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer
  • Jun 18 Richard Gasquet, French tennis player
  • Jun 19 Marvin Williams, American basketball player
  • Jun 22 Ramin Ott, American Samoan football player
  • Jun 24 Stuart Broad, English cricketer
  • Jun 24 Phil Hughes, American baseball player
  • Jun 25 Charlie Davies, American soccer player
  • Jun 27 LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter
  • Jun 30 Victoria Crawford, American wrestler and model

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 1 Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1958)
  • Jun 2 Aurel Joliat, Canadian hockey player (b. 1901)
  • Jun 15 K K Tarapore, cricketer (Test for India 1948), killed by motor-scooter
  • Jun 26 Laurie Fishlock, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
  • Jun 27 Don Rogers, of Cleveland Browns, dies of cocaine poisoning
  • Jun 27 George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1905)