On This Day

June 1926 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 5 Indians triple-play Yankees & win 15-3
  • Jun 10 Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
  • Jun 12 58th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard Crusader wins in 2:32.2
  • Jun 14 French Championships Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet wins 1st of 4 home titles; beats fellow Frenchman René Lacoste 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
  • Jun 14 French Women's Tennis Championships: Suzanne Lenglen beats Mary Kendall Browne 6-1, 6-0
  • Jun 22 Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs
  • Jun 23 Commencement of the West Indies' 1st Test cricket match, at Lord's

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jun 25 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: American amateur Bobby Jones wins the first of his 3 Claret Jugs, 2 strokes clear of runner-up Al Watrous; 5th victory by an American in 6 years

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Darel Dieringer, American auto racer (181 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races for 7 wins and 79 top 10 finishes), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1989)
  • Jun 1 Johnny Berry, English soccer right winger (4 caps; Manchester United, Birmingham City), born in Aldershot, England (d. 1994)
  • Jun 9 Roy Smalley Jr., American MLB shortstop (Cubs, Braves, Phillies, Twins, Yankees), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • Jun 14 Don Newcombe, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), born in Madison, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • Jun 15 Basil Watts, English rugby league second rower (5 Tests Great Britain, 1 England; World Cup 1954; York RLFC), born in York, England (d. 2019)

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestFred Spofforth

Jun 4 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricket fast bowler ("The Demon" - 18 Tests, 94 wickets @ 18.41), dies of chronic colitis at 72

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth