On This Day

June 1914 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 9 Honus Wagner is 2nd to get 3,000 hits

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Jun 13 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Mary Browne wins her 3rd consecutive US title beating fellow American Marie Wagner 6–2, 1–6, 6–1; event moves to Forest Hills 1915
  • Jun 19 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins a record 6th Open Championship, 3 strokes ahead of defending champion J.H. Taylor
  • Jun 20 46th Belmont: Merritt Buxton aboard Luke McLuke wins in 2:20
  • Jun 27 Defending champion Jack Johnson beats fellow American Frank Moran on points in 20 rounds in Paris, France to retain his lineal heavyweight boxing title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 8 Joseph DePietro, American weightlifter (Olympic gold -56kg 1948), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Jun 16 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, English cricketer (140 for England, 1948) and cricket administrator (MCC), born in London (d. 1993)
  • Jun 18 Billy Wade, cricket wicket-keeper (South African in 11 Tests 1938-50)
  • Jun 28 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1980)

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 24 MLB greatest pitcher Walter Johnson (26) weds Hazel Lee Roberts in Northwest, Washington, D.C.

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 15 A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies