On This Day

June 1908 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 2 33rd Preakness: Eddie Dugan riding Royal Tourist wins in 1:46.4

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 13 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Jun 19 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotsman James Braid wins his 4th Championship by 8 strokes from Tom Ball
  • Jun 27 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Maud Barger-Wallach beats defending champion Evelyn Sears 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 for her lone major title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 At 41 years, 3 months future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young becomes oldest player to record a third career no-hitter as Boston Red Sox beat NY Highlanders, 8-0

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jun 30 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper Sterry wins her 5th and final Wimbledon title with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Agnes Morton

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 30 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore takes his 2nd of 3 Wimbledon titles beating Herbert Roper-Barrett 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Gordon Weir, cricketer (NZ batsman in 11 Tests 1930-37)
  • Jun 20 Billy Werber, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Berwyn Heights, Maryland (d. 2009)

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 3 NHL goaltender Georges Vezina (21) weds Marie Adelaide Stella Morin in Chicoutimi, Canada

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina