June 1944 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 3 76th Belmont: G L Smith riding Bounding Home wins in 2:32.2
  • Jun 6 Baseball cancels all games honoring D-Day invasion
  • Jun 7 Achilles Veen soccer team forms in Veen
  • Jun 10 Joe Nuxhall, 15, of Cincinnati Reds is youngest player in major league
  • Jun 22 Longest shut out in Phillies history, Phils beat Braves 1-0 in 15 inn
  • Jun 26 Yanks, Dodgers & Giants play unique 6 inn game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings, final score Dodgers-5, Yanks-1 & Giants-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Garo Yepremian, American NFL place kicker (Miami Dolphins), born in Larnaca, Cyprus (d. 2015)
  • Jun 2 Poul Jensen, Danish sailor (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Jun 3 Edith McGuire, US 200m sprinter (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Jun 3 Eddy Ottoz, Italian athlete
  • Jun 5 Chris Finnegan, UK, middleweight boxing champ (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jun 5 Tommie Smith, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1968) [or Jan 5]
  • Jun 8 Mark Belanger, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • Jun 15 Inna Ryskai, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-2 gold/2 silver-1964-76)
  • Jun 17 Chucho Castillo, Mexican bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC, 1970), born in Nuevo Valle de Moreno, Mexico (d. 2013)
  • Jun 20 Dave Nelson, baseball player
  • Jun 21 Frans Luitjes, Dutch athlete
  • Jun 22 Michael Obst, German FR, coxsman (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Jun 27 Patrick Sercu, Belgian 1K time trial (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Jun 30 Ron Swoboda, baseball outfielder/sportscaster (NY Yankees, NY Mets)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 13 Christopher Heseltine, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1895-96), dies
  • Jun 19 Bill Bradley, cricketer (bowled for England in two Tests 1899), dies
  • Jun 26 Billy Newham, cricketer (England Test 1887), dies