On This Day

June 1941 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Future Hall of Fame outfielder Mel Ott hits his 400th career HR and his 1,500th RBI to help New York Giants to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds
  • Jun 4 Nazis forbid Jews access to beaches & swimming pools

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 Sandor Szabo beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 7 US Open Men's Golf, Colonial CC, Fort Worth: In sweltering heat, Craig Wood wins by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Denny Shute

Golfer Denny Shute
Golfer
Denny Shute

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 73rd Belmont: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Whirlaway to claim first of 2 Triple Crowns

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 18 Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

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

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1964, 67; Cy Young Award 1964; no-hitter 1967), born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Jun 2 Lou Nanne, Canadian-born American hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Sault Ste. Maria, Ontario

Person of interestRobert Kraft

Jun 5 Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots, born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Business Magnate and NFL Owner Robert Kraft
Business Magnate and NFL Owner
Robert Kraft
  • Jun 12 Marv Albert, American "Yes!" sportscaster (NBC-TV)/back biter, born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Marcel Lachemann, American MLB manager and pitching coach (Oakland Athletics), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 24 Graham McKenzie, cricketer (prolific Australian pace bowler 1961-71)
  • Jun 28 Al Downing, American MLB baseball player (NY Yankees), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Jun 29 Margitta Gummel, German shot putter (Olympic gold 1968), born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • Jun 29 John Boccabella, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 30 John Jameson, English cricketer (England batsman, 465 p/ship with Kanhai), born in Bombay, British India
  • Jun 30 Peter Pollock, South African cricketer (bro of Graeme/father of Shaun, S Af quickie), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 5 NBA coach Red Auerbach (23) weds Dorothy Lewis

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestLou Gehrig

Jun 2 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), dies of motor neurone disease at 37

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig