On This Day

June 1916 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 10 48th Belmont: E Haynes aboard Friar Rock wins in 2:22
  • Jun 12 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Molla Bjurstedt outclasses Louise Hammond Raymond 6-0, 6-1
  • Jun 18 Yanks score in every inning but 8th to beat Indians 19-3 in baseball
  • Jun 21 Boston Rube Forster no-hits NY Yankees, 2-0
  • Jun 26 Cleveland Indians experiment with numbers on their jerseys (one game)
  • Jun 30 US Open Men's Golf, Minikahda GC: Amateur Chick Evans leads wire-to-wire to set new Open scoring record and win his only Open title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Jock Hutchison

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Ki Aldrich, American College Football Hall of Fame linebacker (TCU; Pro Bowl 1939, 42; Chicago Cardinals, Washington Redskins), born in Rogers, Texas (d. 1983)
  • Jun 4 Cecil Blacker, British Army officer, born in York, England (d. 2002)
  • Jun 5 Eddie Joost, baseball player
  • Jun 5 Syd Barnes, cricketer (Australian batsmen of 30's/40's)
  • Jun 16 Hank Luisetti, NBA forward (1st to use a one-handed shot)
  • Jun 17 Ted Atkinson, American jockey (US Champion 1944, 46), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • Jun 23 Len Hutton, cricketer (England opener, 364 v Australia The Oval 1938)