June 1949 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 11 49th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 286 at Medinah CC ILL
  • Jun 11 81st Belmont: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 2:30.2

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 22 Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for National Boxing Association world heavyweight title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 8 Hildegard Falck, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Nettelrede, Germany
  • Jun 11 Tom Pryce, British racing driver, born in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales (d. 1977)
  • Jun 12 Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Granby, Quebec, Canada
  • Jun 15 Dusty Baker, baseball player (LA Dodgers)
  • Jun 16 Paulo C├ęsar, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 18 Jerry Hollendorfer, horse trainer
  • Jun 20 Paul Shaw, Collingwood Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 23 Gordon Bray, Australian sports broadcaster
  • Jun 25 Phyllis George-Brown, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster (CBS), born in Denton, Texas
  • Jun 28 Don Baylor, Tx, baseball player (Rockies, 1979 AL RBI leader, 267 HBP)
  • Jun 29 Dan Dierdorf, American football offensive lineman and sportscaster (Monday Night Football), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Jun 30 Eric Goetz, American shipbuilder (America's Cup 1995), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 11 NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (23) weds artist Jane Coupe

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 25 Buck Freeman, baseball player (b. 1871)
  • Jun 29 Walter Giffen, cricketer (brother of George, 3 Tests), dies