June 1912 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Dutch soccer club Stormvogels forms in Ijmuiden; merges with VSV to form Telstar in 1963
  • Jun 13 NY Giant Christy Mathewson wins his 300th game
  • Jun 15 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Mary Browne beats Eleonora Sears 6-4, 6-2 for her first of 3 straight US singles titles
  • Jun 20 NY Giants lead Bost Braves 14-2 into 9th, Giants win 21-12

Sports History

Jun 25 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Ted Ray wins wire-to-wire by 4 shots from defending champion Harry Vardon


Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 5 Eric Hollies, English cricket spin bowler (13 Tests, 44 wickets; dismissed Donald Bradman for 0 in his final Test innings), born in Old Hill, Staffordshire, England (d. 1981)
  • Jun 5 Josef Neckermann, German equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1992)
  • Jun 9 Ingolf Dahl [Marcus], German-American pianist and composer (Allegro and Arioso), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Jun 18 Glenn Morris, American Olympic track and field champion (Olympic gold, 1936) and actor (Tarzan's Revenge; Hold That Co-ed), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1974)
  • Jun 19 Don Gutteridge, American MLB baseball infielder,1938-48 (St. Louis Cardinals; St. Louis Browns, and 2 other teams), and manager, 1969-70 (Chicago White Sox), born in Pittsburg, Kansas (d. 2008)
  • Jun 24 Brian Johnston, British cricket commentator (BBC radio commentator & cake connoisseur), born in Little Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (d. 1994)
  • Jun 30 Dan Reeves, American NFL team owner (Cleveland/LA Rams), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 27 George Bonnor, Australian cricket batsman (17 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 128; NSW CA, Victoria CA), dies from a heart attack at 57