On This Day in Sport
Events in Sport
- 1829 1st UK municipal swimming pool outside of London opens in Liverpool
- 1878 12th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:43.5
- 1882 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
- 1899 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey retains Open; wins 3rd title by 5 strokes from Jack White
- 1920 Reds' Edd Roush falls asleep in center during long infield argument Heinie Groh goes to wake him, but umpire ejects Roush for delay of game
- 1929 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
- 1933 A's first baseman Jimmie Foxx hits 3 consecutive home runs as Philadelphia outscores New York Yankees, 14 - 10; 4 straight HRs after Foxx had homered last time up the previous day
- 1935 67th Belmont: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:30.6
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Weddings in Sport
- 1974 NBA forward Jerry Lucas (34) weds second wife Sharalee Beard
- 1977 Retired NBA player Bill Russell (43) weds 1968 Miss USA Dorothy Anstett (39); divorced 1980
- 2002 Swedish five-time Wimbledon champion Björn Borg (46) weds real estate broker Patricia Ostfeldt (35) near Stockholm
- 2013 TV personality Kristin Cavallari (26) weds Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (30) in Nashville, Tennessee
June in Sports History
England Cricket’s Class Divide Hit For SixThe game of cricket in England long reflected the class divisions of society. All would begin to change on this day with a new England captain taking the field.
June 11, 1952
Cricket's T20 is Born. Howzat!?Cricketing enthusiasts are fearful for the future of Test matches. The seeds of doubt were sewn on this day when the furiously fast T20 format was introduced.
June 13, 2003
'Gorgeous Gussie' Shocks WimbledonThere is a strict dress code at Wimbledon and, as Gussie Moran discovered on this day in tennis history, tennis players break it at their peril.
June 20, 1949