June 1904 in Sports History

Events in Sport

British Golf Open

Jun 10 British Open Men's 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 Chicago Cubs pitcher 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 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: May Sutton beats defending champion Elisabeth Moore 6-1, 6-2 for her first of 3 major titles

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jun 27 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty wins 3rd consecutive Wimbledon singles crown; beats Frank Riseley for 2nd straight year 6-1, 7-5, 8-6

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jun 28 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Reigning champion Dorothea Chambers beats Charlotte Cooper 6-0, 6-3

Birthdays in Sport

Johnny WeissmullerJohnny Weissmuller (1904-1984)

Jun 2 Romanian-American actor (Tarzan) and swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1924, 28), born in Freidorf, Austria-Hungary (now Romania)

  • Jun 3 Jan Peerce [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NBC Symphony, 1938-55; NY Metropolitan Opera, 1941-67; "Bluebird of Happiness"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • Jun 12 Bill Foster, American Baseball HOF pitcher (NgL All-Star 1933, 34; NgL World Series 1926, 27; Chicago American Giants), born in Calvert, Texas (d. 1978)
  • Jun 23 Quintin McMillan, South African cricket spin bowler (13 Tests, 36 wickets; Transvaal), born in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 1948)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 19 Mungo Park, Scottish golfer (British Open 1874), dies of pernicious anemia at 67
  • Jun 29 Tom Emmett, England cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, famous roundarm action), dies at 62