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June 1949 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 11 US Open Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Cary Middlecoff wins the first of his 2 Open titles, 1 stroke ahead of Clayton Heafner and Sam Snead

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • Jun 11 81st Belmont: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 2:30.2

'Gorgeous Gussie' Shocks Wimbledon'Gorgeous Gussie' Shocks Wimbledon

Jun 20 Tennis star Gussie Moran shocks Wimbledon by wearing a short dress "to look good and "move more freely on the court"

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Gussie in her 'shocking' outfit. Photo: George W. Hales/Fox Photos, via Getty Images
Gussie in her 'shocking' outfit. Photo: George W. Hales/Fox Photos, via Getty Images
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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 2 Stewart Ginn, Australian golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2002), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 8 Hildegard Falck, German athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1972 FRG), 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, American baseball outfielder and manager (MLB All Star 1981-82; LA Dodgers; NL Manager of the Year 1993, 97, 2000), born in Riverside, California
  • Jun 16 Paulo César, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 20 Paul Shaw, Collingwood Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 23 Gordon Bray, Australian sports broadcaster
  • Jun 25 Phyllis George, Miss America (1971) and sportscaster (CBS), born in Denton, Texas (d. 2020)
  • Jun 28 Don Baylor, American baseball player (Rockies, 1979 AL RBI leader, 267 HBP), born in Austin, Texas
  • 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


LoveWedding 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, American baseball outfielder (World Series 1903; HR leader 1899, 1903; AL RBI leader 1902, 03; Boston Americans), dies at 77
  • Jun 29 Walter Giffen, cricketer (brother of George, 3 Tests), dies