On This Day

June 1929 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 3 French Championships Men's Tennis: René Lacoste wins his 3rd French title, beating fellow Frenchman Jean Borotra 6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 3 French Championship Women's Tennis: Defending champion 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 awardUS Golf Open

Jun 30 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot CC: Bobby Jones wins his third US Open title in a 36-hole playoff, dominating Al Espinosa by 23 strokes on the West Course

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1952), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2007)
  • Jun 8 V. M. Muddiah, Indian cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, 3 wickets), born in Bangalore, Mysore (d. 2009)
  • Jun 9 Keith Gardner, Jamaican athlete (Olympic bronze 1960)
  • Jun 14 Alan Davidson, Australian cricketer (mighty Australian lefty quick all-rounder), born in Lisarow, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jun 17 Tigran Petrosian, Soviet Armenian world chess champion (1963-69), born in Tiflis, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 1984)
  • Jun 21 Agha Saadat Ali, Pakistani cricketer (Paki bat in Test v NZ 1956, scored 8*), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 1995)
  • Jun 29 Pete George, American weightlifter (Olympic 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, American MLB team owner (Boston Red Sox), dies of kidney failure at 48