June 1904 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 10 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: Jack White wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up James Braid and J.H. Taylor, both former champions
  • Jun 11 Cubs' Bob Wicker no-hits NY Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
  • Jun 21 Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)
  • Jun 25 18th U.S. Women's National Championship: May Sutton beats Elisabeth Moore (6-1, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 29 21st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats Charlotte Cooper 6-0, 6-3

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 29 28th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (6-1 7-5 8-6)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Johnny Weissmuller, American actor (Tarzan), swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1924, 28), born in Freidorf, Romania (d. 1984)
  • Jun 3 Jan Peerce, [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 23 Quintin McMillan, cricketer (South African leg spinner 1929-32)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 3 Vincent Tancred, cricket (Bernard & Louis bro, Test for S A), suicide
  • Jun 30 Thomas Emmett, cricketer (English Test bowler of the sostenuter), dies
  • Jun 30 Tom Emmett, England cricketer, dies at 62