On This Day

June 1894 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 12 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: J.H. Taylor wins first Open played outside Scotland; beats Douglas Rolland by 5 strokes
  • Jun 15 Phillies beat Cincinnati Reds, 21-8
  • Jun 16 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Helen Hellwig beats defending champion Aline Terry 7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
  • Jun 19 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5
  • Jun 23 The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin
  • Jun 27 American Annie Londonderry [Annie Kopchovsky] sets out from Boston to become first woman to bicycle around the world (completes journey September 1895)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 13 Watson Washburn, American tennis player (runner-up Wimbledon doubles 1924, US Nationals 1921, 23; founder International Tennis Hall of Fame), born in NYC, NY (d. 1973)
  • Jun 14 Jack Adams, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Vancouver Millionaires, Toronto St. Patricks; Ottawa Senators) and coach / GM (Detroit Red Wings), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 1968)

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 20 Basketball inventor James Naismith (32) weds Maude Evelyn Sherman (23) in Springfield, Massachusetts

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith