On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins first career Grand Slam title; beats Manuel Orantes of Spain 2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Hale Irwin's score of 287 (+7) is good enough for the first of his 3 Open titles, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Forrest Fezler

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Lee, British sculptural artist

Famous Deaths

  • Mauritz Hugo, Swedish actor (Atomic Blonde, Death Valley Gunfighter), dies from heart disease at 65