June 1945 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

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 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, 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 5 Ambar Roy, cricketer (nephew of Pankaj Batted in 4 Tests 1969-70)
  • Jun 5 John Carlos, American track star (Olympic bronze 1968); gave black power salute, born in Harlem, New York
  • Jun 5 John Carlos, American athlete
  • Jun 8 Derek Underwood, England cricket spin bowler (86 Tests, 297 wickets), born in Bromley, England
  • Jun 9 Faina Myelink, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jun 9 Luis OcaƱa, 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 cyclist (5 time winner of Tour de France)

Person of interestTony Roche

Jun 17 Tony Roche, Australian tennis player/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