On This Day

June 1910 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Sportclub Enschede soccer club forms in Enschede, Netherlands; merge with Enschedese Boys to form FC Twente in 1965
  • Jun 12 Dutch soccer club PEC forms in Zwolle; renamed FC Zwolle in 1990 and back to PEC Zwolle in 2012
  • Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Alex Smith of Scotland wins an 18-hole playoff over younger brother Macdonald Smith and John McDermott to win his 2nd Open title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 50th British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: James Braid wins Championship for a 5th time, 4 strokes ahead of fellow Scot Sandy Herd (1902 champion)

Golfer and Course Designer James Braid
Golfer and Course Designer
James Braid
  • Jun 26 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Louise Hammond 6-4, 6-2
  • Jun 29 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-British final, Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-2, 6-2 for her 4th of 7 Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jun 30 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: New Zealander Anthony Wilding beats Arthur Gore 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 for his 1st of 4 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 10 Frank Demaree, American MLB outfielder (2-time All Star), born in Winters, California (d. 1958)
  • Jun 23 Lawson Little, American golfer (US Open 1940), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1968)
  • Jun 29 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (New York Giants), born in Tarboro, North Carolina (d. 1993)