June 1924 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 6 28th US Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
  • Jun 7 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8
  • Jun 14 Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 24 59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Jun 28 Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 8 Ian Colquhoun, cricket wicket keeper (NZ vs England 1954-55)
  • Jun 9 Christine Goitschel, French slalom (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Jun 9 Peter Heatly, Scottish diver and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation, born in Leith, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Jun 15 Mohammed Ghazali, cricketer (Pak off-spinner wicketless in 2 Tests 54)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 18 George Mikan, American NBA center (6-time all-pro), born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2005)

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • Jun 19 Leo Nomellini, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • Jun 24 Brian Bevan, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1991)
  • Jun 27 Bob Appleyard, cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Golfer Bobby Jones (22) weds high school sweetheart Mary Rice Malone (22) in Atlanta, Georgia

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones