On This Day

June 1919 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 11 51st Belmont: J Loftus riding Sir Barton wins in 2:17.6 & Trip Crown

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 12 US Open Men's Golf, Brae Burn CC: Walter Hagen defeats Mike Brady by 1 stroke in an 18-hole playoff to win his second and final US Open

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Walter Hagen
  • Jun 20 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Marion Zinderstein 6-1, 6-2 for her 4th US singles title
  • Jun 28 Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 8 Guy Overton, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 3 Tests on 1953-54 SA tour), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1993)
  • Jun 9 Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player
  • Jun 10 Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (d. 2006)