June 1929 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 3 34th Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 34th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jun 8 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
  • Jun 16 Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
  • Jun 22 Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 30 33rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player
  • Jun 8 Ventappa Muddiah, cricketer (Indian off-spinner in 2 Tests 1959-61)
  • Jun 9 Keith A St H Gardner, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic bronze 1960)
  • Jun 14 Alan Davidson, cricketer (mighty Australian lefty quick all-rounder)
  • Jun 21 Agha Saadat Ali, cricketer (Paki bat in Test v NZ 1956, scored 8*)
  • Jun 27 William Afflis, American wrestler (d. 1991)
  • Jun 29 Peter George, weightlifter (Oly-gold/2 silver-48, 52), born in Akron, Ohio

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 2 Charles Coventry, cricketer (13 runs in 2 Tests Eng v S Af 1889), dies
  • Jun 4 Harry Frazee, Boston Red Sox owner from 1916-1923 (b. 1881)
  • Jun 7 J E P McMaster, cricketer (Eng v S Af Test 1889 (out for 0), dies