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 S Irwin, Joplin MO, PGA golfer (1974 US Open)
  • 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 and coach, born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

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


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 2 Athlete Jim Thorpe (57) weds Patricia Askew

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe