June 1936 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 41st Men's French Championships: Gottfried von Cramm beats Fred Perry (6-0, 2-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0)
  • Jun 1 41st Women's French Championships: Hilde Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu (6-3, 6-4)
  • Jun 6 40th US Golf Open: Tony Manero shoots a 282 at Baltusrol GC NJ
  • Jun 6 68th Belmont: James Stout aboard Granville wins in 2:30
  • Jun 18 1st bicycle traffic court in America established, Racine, WI

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 19 German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 Jesse Owens of US sets 100 meter record at 10.2

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 24 Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 HRs in 1 inn, Yanks beat Browns 18-4

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Jun 27 71st British Golf Open: Alf Padgham shoots a 287 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Vladimir Golubnichy, USSR, 20K walker (Olympic gold 1960, 68)
  • Jun 3 Colin Meads, New Zealand rugby player
  • Jun 5 M A "Kelly" Seymour, cricketer (South African off-spinner in 7 Tests 1963-70)
  • Jun 9 Mick O'Dwyer, Gaelic footballer and manager
  • Jun 29 David Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Jun 29 Harmon Killebrew, baseball player (Minnesota Twins)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 19 John Sharpe, cricketer (1-eyed fast bowler for England 1891-92), dies