What Happened on June 16, 1974

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 74th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot GC NY

Sport awardTennis Open

French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins 1st 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Paul Lee, British sculptural artist

Famous Deaths

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