Events in Sport in June 1969

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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