June 1947 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 12 British Amateur Women's Golf, Gullane GC: Babe Didrikson becomes first American to win event; beat England's Jacqueline Gordon 5 & 4
  • Jun 13 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)
  • Jun 15 47th US Golf Open: Lew Worsham shoots a 282 at St Louis CC in MO
  • Jun 18 Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
  • Jun 24 PGA Championship, Plum Hollow CC: Jim Ferrier becomes first Australian to win a major title; beats Chick Herbert 2 & 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Jun 24 Jim Ferrier wins PGA golf tournament

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 25 Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 29 US Open Women's Golf, Starmount Forest CC: American Betty Jameson wins her only US crown, 6 strokes ahead of runners-up Polly Riley and Sally Sessions, both amateurs

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Jan Ferraris, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 3 Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • Jun 6 Marion Coakes, English equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1968), born in New Milton, Hampshire
  • Jun 6 Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer
  • Jun 7 Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher and captain (NY Yankees), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • Jun 10 Ken Singleton, baseball player (Orioles), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • Jun 12 Ron Freeman, American athlete, 4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Jun 20 John Forbes, horse trainer
  • Jun 22 Murray Webb, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 3 Tests, 4 wkts at 117 75)

Person of interestPete Maravich

Jun 22 "Pistol" Pete Maravich, American NBA star (Atlanta Hawks), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • Jun 29 Jeff Moss, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v Pakistan 1979), born in Melbourne, Australia

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 6 Norman Reid, cricketer (Test S Af v Aust 1921-22, 11 & 6, 2-63), dies