June 1909 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 2 43rd Belmont: Eddie Dugan riding Joe Madden wins in 2:21.6
  • Jun 11 49th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 295 at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
  • Jun 15 Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord's and form the Imperial Cricket Conference.

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Jun 16 Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic gold medals

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Jun 24 15th US Golf Open: George Sargent shoots a 290 at Englewood Golf Course, New Jersey
  • Jun 27 23rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Maud Barger-Wallach (6-0, 6-1)
  • Jun 30 Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to no decision in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 6 M. J. Gopalan, Indian cricketer (1 Test India v England 1933-34), born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2003)
  • Jun 7 Virginia Apgar, American physician and childbirth specialist, born in Westfield, New Jersey (d. 1974)
  • Jun 20 Cecil Marley, cricketer (Jamaican batsman 1928-1946, WICBC pres)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 28 Israel Durham, Phillies president dies