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June 1881 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Ridden by outstanding English jockey Fred Archer, Iroquois wins the Epsom Derby to become first American-owned and bred horse to take out a European classic race
  • Jun 7 15th Belmont: T. Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:47

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestTommy Burns

Jun 17 Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer, born in Hanover, Ontario (d. 1955)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns