June 1946 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 78th Belmont: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:30.8
  • Jun 1 Spijkenisse soccer team forms in Spijkenisse
  • Jun 6 11 Basketball of America Association teams meet to schedule 1st season
  • Jun 6 The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 9 Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 16 46th US Golf Open: Lloyd Mangrum shoots a 284 at Canterbury GC Cleve
  • Jun 19 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn
  • Jun 22 Alec Bedser takes 7-49 v India on 1st day of his 1st Test cricket
  • Jun 22 Bill Veeck purchases Cleveland Indians
  • Jun 28 Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleve Indians games begins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Roger Freed, baseball player
  • Jun 7 Terry Gale, Wyalkatchem WA, Australian golfer
  • Jun 8 Richie Robinson, Australian cricketer (Victorian keeper, Australian batsman 1977), born in East Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 11 Jenny Pittman, horse trainer
  • Jun 15 Ken Henderson, baseball player
  • Jun 15 Roger Tolchard, cricketer (Engl keeper played Tests as a batsman 1977)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 10 Jack Johnson, 1st African American world heavyweight boxing champion, dies in a car accident aged 68