June 1940 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 4 1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1)
  • Jun 4 1st night game at Forbes Field (Pirates 14, Braves 2)
  • Jun 8 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6
  • Jun 9 44th US Golf Open: Lawson Little shoots a 287 at Canterbury GC OH

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 20 Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

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

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Horace Clarke, baseball 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • Jun 2 Jim Maloney, baseball pitcher
  • Jun 3 Richard Edwards, cricketer (WI pace bowler 1968-69 Aust/NZ tour)
  • Jun 5 H R "Tiger" Lance, cricketer (South African batting all-rounder 1961-67)
  • Jun 6 Willie-John McBride, British rugby player, born in Toomebridge, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Jun 9 Dick Vitale, American sportscaster (ESPN, ABC "Oh Baby!")
  • Jun 17 Bobby Bell, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Jun 18 Jim Albus, PGA golfer (1991 Mazda Senior Players), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jun 19 Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, American drag racer (1st woman Top Fuel champ), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Jun 23 Mike Shrimpton, cricketer (occasional NZ Test batsman 1963-74)
  • Jun 23 Simon Hobday, South African golfer (1994 US Senior Open), born in Mafikeng, South Africa (d. 2017)
  • Jun 23 Wilma Rudolph, American athlete (3 Olympic gold 100/200/4x100m 1960), born in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee (d. 1994)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 22 M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies