On This Day

June 1913 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 13 45th Belmont: Roscoe Troxler aboard Prince Eugene wins in 2:18
  • Jun 13 Yanks win 13th game of year after losing 36 games
  • Jun 14 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Mary Browne beats Dorothy Green 6-2, 7-5
  • Jun 20 3 of 1st 4 Yankees hit-by-pitch en route to a record 6 hit batsman
  • Jun 24 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Englishman J H Taylor wins Championship for a 5th and final time, 8 strokes ahead of defending champion Ted Ray

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 7 Dallas Shirley, American Basketball Hall of Fame referee (officiated 2,000+ games in 33-year career), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1994)

Person of interestVince Lombardi

Jun 11 Vince Lombardi, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Green Bay Packers 1959-67; NFL Coach of the Year 1959, 61; Super Bowl 1967, 68), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi
  • Jun 27 Willie Mosconi, American pool player (World C'ship pocket billiards 1941-57), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • Jun 30 Harry Wismer, American sports broadcaster and AFL team owner (NY Titans), born in Port Huron, Michigan (d. 1967)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 5 Chris von der Ahe, German entrepreneur and owner of St. Louis Brown Stockings, dies at 61