On This Day

June 1905 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 9 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman James Braid wins his 2nd Open title 5 strokes ahead of runners-up Rowland Jones and J.H. Taylor
  • Jun 13 NY Giant Christy Mathewson 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
  • Jun 24 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Elisabeth Moore wins her 4th US singles title; beats Helen Homans 6-4, 5-7, 6-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 9 Harry "Bull" Alexander, Australian cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series), born in Ascot Vale (d. 1993)
  • Jun 12 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 400m relay 1928), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • Jun 13 K. S. Duleepsinhji, English-Indian cricketer (12 Tests for England, 995 runs), born in Nawanagar State, Kathiawar, British India (d. 1959)
  • Jun 21 Jacques Goddet, French sports journalist and publisher (Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2000)
  • Jun 25 Ian Cromb, New Zealand cricket fast bowler and captain (5 Tests, 8 wickets; Canterbury), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1984)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 27 Harold Mahony, Scottish tennis player (Wimbledon 1896), dies in a bicycling accident at 38