On This Day

June 1920 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Dutch soccer club RKSV forms in Volendam; merges with FC Volendam in 1977
  • Jun 5 A's VP Thomas Shibe denies charges that baseballs are livelier
  • Jun 8 Reds' Edd Roush falls asleep in center during long infield argument Heinie Groh goes to wake him, but umpire ejects Roush for delay of game
  • Jun 12 52nd Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 2:14.2
  • Jun 15 De Zweef soccer team forms in Nijverdal
  • Jun 20 Yanks win protest of 1-0 White Sox win & game is replayed

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Tex Schramm, American football team president and general manager (d. 2003)
  • Jun 5 Marion Motley, American NFL fullback (all-time leading AAFC rusher), born in Leesburg, Georgia (d. 1999)
  • Jun 13 Knut Nordahl, Swedish soccer midfielder (26 caps; AS Roma; Olympic gold 1948), born in Hörnefors, Sweden (d. 1984)
  • Jun 16 Bob Ryland, American tennis player (first African-American to play tennis professionally) and coach (Harold Solomon, Arthur Ashe, Venus & Serena Williams), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Jun 22 Chandu Sarwate, Indian cricketer (batted in 9 Tests for India 1946-52), born in Sagar, British India (d. 2003)
  • Jun 22 Marea Hartman, English athletics administrator who integrated women's sports, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Jun 30 Zeno Colò, Italian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1952), born in Abetone, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1993)