On This Day

June 1907 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 11 George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket
  • Jun 12 Yanks commit 11 errors & lose 14-6 to Tigers
  • Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Alec Ross of Scotland posts 4 sub-80 rounds to win his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Gilbert Nicholls
  • Jun 21 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Frenchman Arnaud Massy wins by 2 strokes from J.H. Taylor; first non-Briton to win Open Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey

Baseball Player and Sports Executive Branch Rickey
Baseball Player and Sports Executive
Branch Rickey

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 6 Bill Dickey, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; 14 × World Series; NY Yankees) and manager (NY Yankees), born in Bastrop, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • Jun 14 Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1989)
  • Jun 21 William Shea, American lawyer (instrumental in NY Mets establishment; Shea Stadium), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jun 24 Rollie Hemsley, American baseball catcher (5-time MLB All Star), born in Syracuse, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • Jun 26 Debs Garms, American baseball player, born in Bangs, Texas (d. 1984)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 14 Bob McLeod, cricketer (bro of Charlie, 6 Tests for Aus 1891-93), dies
  • Jun 21 Lena Rice, Irish tennis player (Wimbledon 1890), dies of tuberculosis at 41