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 21 Boston Red Sox pitcher Rube Foster no-hits New York Yankees, 2-0 at Fenway Park
  • Jun 26 Cleveland Indians experiment with numbers on jerseys in a game against Chicago WS; first time MLB players identified by numbers corresponding to those on scorecard
  • 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, American baseball player and manager (Philadelphia Athletics), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)
  • Jun 5 Sid Barnes, Australian cricket batsmen (13 Tests, 3 x 100, 5 x 50, HS 234; NSWCA), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1973)
  • Jun 16 Angelo "Hank" Luisetti, American collegiate basketball forward (Stanford, 1935-38), 1st to use a one-handed shot, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2002)
  • Jun 17 Ted Atkinson, American jockey (US Champion 1944, 46), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • Jun 21 Buddy O'Connor, Canadian Hockey HOF center (Stanley Cup 1944, 46 Montreal Canadiens; Hart Memorial Trophy & Lady Byng Memorial Trophy 1948), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1977)
  • Jun 23 Len Hutton, English cricket batsman (79 Tests, 19 x 100, HS 364, BA 56.67; Yorkshire CCC), born in Fulneck, Pudsey, England (d. 1990)