June 1943 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 5 75th Belmont: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:28.2
  • Jun 5 President Laurel was shot around 4 times with a 45 caliber pistol while playing golf at the Wack Wack Golf Course in Mandaluyong
  • Jun 17 Player-manager Joe Cronin of Red Sox hits two 3-run pinch home runs
  • Jun 19 NFL's Philadelphia Eagles & Pittsburgh Steelers merge, (dissolves on Dec 5)

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 3 Billy Cunningham, NBA/ABA (Philadelphia 76ers, Carolina Cougers), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Forward and Coach Billy Cunningham
NBA Forward and Coach
Billy Cunningham
  • Jun 4 Sandra Haynie, LPGA golfer (1974 US Women's Open), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jun 6 Asif Iqbal, cricketer (elegant Pakistani batsman 1964-80)
  • Jun 8 Willie Davenport, Troy Alabama, American bobsledder/hurdler (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jun 11 Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, born in Sledge, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Jun 13 Edward Skorek, Polish volleyball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jun 14 John Miles, British racing driver
  • Jun 20 Andy Etchebarren, baseball catcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Whittier, California
  • Jun 27 Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 15 Cecil Parkin, cricketer (32 wkts in 10 Tests for Eng 1920-24), dies