On This Day

June 1923 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 NY Giants beat Phillies, 22-5, Giants score in every inning

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 Edgar Wallace becomes the first British radio sports reporter reporting on The Derby for the British Broadcasting Company

  • Jun 9 55th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Zev wins in 2:19

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jun 15 British Open Golf, Troon GC: Englishman Arthur Havers holes a bunker shot on 72nd hole to win his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of defending champion Walter Hagen

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  • Jun 28 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 5 Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (d. 1963)
  • Jun 14 Donald Smith, English cricketer (uneventful England opening batsman 1957), born in Broadwater, Sussex, England
  • Jun 14 Jack Hayward, British financier (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club), born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2015)
  • Jun 16 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (d. 1962)
  • Jun 17 Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch,American NFL halfback and end (LA Rams), born in Wausau, Wisconsin (d. 2004)
  • Jun 22 Jimmy Cameron, cricketer (brother of John WI batsman 1948-49)
  • Jun 22 Rafael "Felo" Ramirez, Cuban-American Spanish language sports announcer (Miami Marlins), born in Bayamo, Cuba (d. 2017)
  • Jun 25 Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner of mid 50's), born in Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia (d. 1974)
  • Jun 28 Lloyd Labeach, 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Panama City, Panama
  • Jun 28 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver, born in Buenos Aires (d. 2012)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 26 Edward Rae, cricketer (introduced cricket into Russian Lapland), dies