On This Day

June 1945 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 71st Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hoop Jr scores his third of record 5 Derby wins

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Following an 8-7 win over the Phils, Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher is arrested on a complaint by a fan that Durocher slugged him

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Jun 13 Heerjansdam soccer team forms
  • Jun 16 70th Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8
  • Jun 16 Boo Ferriss loses to Yanks 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins
  • Jun 23 77th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Pavot wins in 2:30.2
  • Jun 26 England win the second Victory test cricket at Bramall Lane by 41 runs

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Brian Oldfield, American shot-putter (credited with making rotational technique popular), born in Elgin, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Jun 3 Hale Irwin, American golfer (US Open 1974, 79, 90; US Senior Open 1998, 2000), born in Joplin, Missouri
  • Jun 3 Brian Barnes, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1969-79), born in Addington, Surrey (d. 2019)
  • Jun 5 Ambar Roy, cricketer (nephew of Pankaj Batted in 4 Tests 1969-70)

Person of interestJohn Carlos

Jun 5 John Carlos, American sprinter who performed the black power salute while accepting his Olympic bronze medal in 1968, born in Harlem, New York

Sprinter and Civil Rights Activist John Carlos
Sprinter and Civil Rights Activist
John Carlos
  • Jun 8 Derek Underwood, England cricket spin bowler (86 Tests, 297 wickets @ 25.83), born in Bromley, England
  • Jun 9 Faina Melnik, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1972), born in Bakota, Ukraine
  • Jun 9 Luis Ocaña, Spanish cyclist (d. 1994)
  • Jun 12 Terry Anderson, American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jun 16 Claire Alexander, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 17 Eddy Merckx, Belgian road cyclist (Tour de France 1969-72, 74; Giro d'Italia 1968, 70, 72-74), born in Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium

Person of interestTony Roche

Jun 17 Tony Roche, Australian tennis player and coach French Open 1966, Australian Davis Cup captain), born in Wagga Wagga, NSW

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • Jun 24 Betty Stove, Netherlands, tennis player (US Doubles 1972)
  • Jun 26 David Heyn, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman 1975 World Cup), born in Colombo
  • Jun 27 Catherine Lacoste, French golfer (US Women's Open 1967), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 27 John M. Veitch, American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred horse trainer, born in Lexington, Kentucky

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 2 Athlete Jim Thorpe (57) weds Patricia Askew

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe