On This Day

June 1921 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 53rd Belmont: Earl Sande riding Grey Lag wins in 2:16.8

Jockey Earl Sande
Jockey
Earl Sande
  • Jun 13 Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 22 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jun 25 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: former local Jock Hutchison (resident in US) wins his only Open Championship by 9 strokes in a 36-hole playoff over amateur Roger Wethered

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 3 Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete and influential swimming coach, born in Melbourne (d. 2016)
  • Jun 4 Bobby Wanzer, American basketball guard (NBA All-Star 1952–56; Rochester Royals) and coach (NBA All-Star Game 1957), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jun 5 Lancelot Pierre, West Indian cricketer (1 Test WI v England 1948, 0-28), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1989)
  • Jun 9 Agnes Keleti, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 10 Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • Jun 18 Angelo Bertelli, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1943, National C'ship 1943, Notre Dame), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1999)