On This Day

June 1915 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 5 47th Belmont: George Byrne aboard The Finn wins in 2:18.6
  • Jun 13 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American based Norwegian Molla Bjurstedt beats Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 for her first of 4 straight US singes titles
  • Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: 4-time US Amateur champion Jerome Travers captures his only Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Tom McNamara
  • Jun 23 Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass, 15-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 4 Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricket batsman (11 Tests; father of Richard & Dayle), born in Lincoln, Canterbury (d. 2006)
  • Jun 13 Don Budge, American tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles, Grand Slam 1938), born in Oakland, California (d. 2000)
  • Jun 18 Arthur Fagg, English cricket batsman (5 Tests; dual double-centuries for Kent v Essex 1938) and umpire (18 Tests, 7 ODIs), born in Chartham, England (d. 1977)
  • Jun 30 Gordon Rowe, New Zealand cricketer (scored a pair in only Test (NZ v Aust 1946)), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)

Deaths in Sport