On This Day in Sport

  • June

Events in Sport

  • 1901 US Open Men's Golf, Myopia Hunt GC: Willie Anderson of Scotland wins first of his 4 Open titles by 1 stroke in an 18-hole playoff with Alex Smith
  • 1911 25th U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Florence Sutton (8-10, 6-1, 9-7)
  • 1927 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: American-based Scotsman Tommy Armour defeats Harry Cooper by 3 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win the first of his 3 major titles
  • 1930 Bradman scores 131 in 1st Test cricket match at Trent Bridge
  • 1930 Chuck Klein sets Phillies hitting streak at 26 straight games
  • 1939 44th Men's French Championships: Don McNeill beats Bobby Riggs (7-5, 6-0, 6-3)
  • 1939 44th Women's French Championships: Simonne Mathieu beats Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (6-3, 8-6)
  • 1943 Player-manager Joe Cronin of Red Sox hits two 3-run pinch home runs
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Birthdays in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1906 Harry Nelson Pillsbury, American chess player, dies at 33
  • 1938 H V "Ranji" Hordern, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia 1910-12, dies
  • 1939 Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, dies at 46
  • 1950 Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1924 Golfer Bobby Jones (22) weds high school sweetheart Mary Rice Malone (22) in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2008 Ice hockey player star Martin Brodeur (36) weds Genevieve Nault at the Bavaro Princess Resort in the Dominican Republic