June 1911 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 5 Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
  • Jun 11 Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15
  • Jun 16 A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn
  • Jun 17 25th U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Florence Sutton (8-10, 6-1, 9-7)
  • Jun 26 US Open Golf, Chicago GC: John McDermott wins in a playoff with Mike Brady and George Simpson
  • Jun 30 51st British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 303 at Royal St George's Golf Club

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 3 Olaf Okern, Norwegian Nordic skier (Olympic-medal-1948)
  • Jun 8 Van Lingle Mungo, American baseball pitcher (Dodgers, Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina (d. 1985)
  • Jun 10 C P "Chilla" Christ, cricketer (Qld spinner late 30's)
  • Jun 11 Russ Hodges, American sportscaster (Wednesday Night Fights), born in Dayton, Tennessee (d. 1971)
  • Jun 13 Prince Aly Khan [Ali Salman Aga Khan], Pakistani socialite, jockey, political ambassador and husband to Rita Hayworth, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1960)
  • Jun 22 Marie Philipsen-Braun, swimmer (Olympic gold 1928)
  • Jun 24 Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine auto racer (world F1 champion 1951, 1954-57), born in Balcarce, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Jun 26 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA majors, Olympic gold medals 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1956)