On This Day

June 1896 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 2 30th Belmont: Henry Griffin aboard Hastings wins in 2:24.5
  • Jun 6 21st Preakness: Henry Griffin aboard Margrave wins in 1:51
  • Jun 12 England cricket spin bowler Jack Hearne sets record for earliest date taking 100 first-class wickets in a season when he captures 9-73 for the MCC in an innings & 18 run drubbing of Australia at Lord's
  • Jun 13 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins first of 6 Open titles by 4 strokes in a 36-hole playoff with defending champion J.H. Taylor
  • Jun 20 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Elisabeth Moore beats defending champion Juliette Atkinson 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 18 Cota Ramaswami, cricketer (Davis Cup for India 1922, Test 1936)
  • Jun 29 Alfred [Harold] Gilligan, English cricketer (English Captain 1929-30), born in Shamley Green, England (d. 1978)