On This Day

June 1942 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Jun 2 Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator

Sports History

Jun 6 74th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Shut Out wins in 2:29.2

  • Jun 19 Paul Waner is 7th to get 3,000 baseball hits

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Randy Hundley Jr., American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1969; Gold Glove Award 1967; Chicago Cubs), born in Martinsville, Virginia
  • Jun 1 Fernando Atzori, Italian boxer (Olympic gold flyweight 1964), born in Ales, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Jun 3 Duane Josephson, MLB baseball catcher, 1965-72 (Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox), born in New Hampton, Iowa (d. 1997)
  • Jun 5 Nelson Burton Jr, American ten-pin bowler and sportscaster (Pro Bowlers Tour), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 6 Sandra Morgan, Australian 4x100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tamworth, New South Wales
  • Jun 8 Doug Mountjoy, Welsh snooker player (Masters 1977; Pot Black 1978, 85; UK C'ship 1988, World C'ship 1981 runner-up), born in Gelligaer, Wales (d. 2021)
  • Jun 9 Richard Hutton, English cricketer (son of Len, 5 Tests 1971), born in Pudsey, England
  • Jun 11 Somachandra De Silva, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan leg-spinner 1982-84), born in Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Jun 11 Brian Muller, New Zealand rugby union prop (14 caps; Taranaki), born in Eltham, New Zealand (d. 2019)
  • Jun 15 Bruce DalCanton, American baseball player, born in California, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 19 Willie Frazier, American football tight end (AFL All-Star 1965, 67, 69; All-Pro 1965; Houston Oilers, San Diego Chargers), born in El Dorado, Arkansas (d. 2013)

Willis Reed

Jun 25 Willis Reed, American NBA hall of fame MVP center/coach (NY Knicks), born in Hico, Louisiana

  • Jun 28 Sjoukje Dijkstra, Dutch figure skater (Olympic gold 1964), born in Akkrum, Netherlands
  • Jun 29 Larry Snyder, American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey (US Champion Jockey by wins 1969; George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award 1989), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2018)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 10 Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1937), dies