On This Day

June 1909 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 2 43rd Belmont: Eddie Dugan riding Joe Madden wins in 2:21.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Cinque Ports GC: Englishman J.H. Taylor wins Championship for a 4th time, 6 strokes ahead of runners-up Tom Ball and James Braid

Golfer and Course Designer James Braid
Golfer and Course Designer
James Braid
  • Jun 15 Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord's and form the Imperial Cricket Conference.

OlympicsOlympic Gold

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 25 US Open Men's Golf, Englewood GC: Englishman George Sargent sets a new Open scoring record to win his only major title, 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Tom McNamara
  • Jun 27 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman outclasses defending champion Maud Barger-Wallach 6-0, 6-1 for first of 3 straight US singles titles

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 30 Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to a no decision in 6 rounds at Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to retain his heavyweight boxing title

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Johnson
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Johnson

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 Robert Marley, Jamaican cricketer (Jamaican batsman 1928-1946, WICBC pres), born in Half Way Tree, Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1995)
  • Jun 23 Sam Parks Jr., American golfer (US Open 1935), born in Bellevue, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 28 Israel Durham, Phillies president dies