June 1950 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 2 St Louis Browns pitcher Harry Dorish swipes home vs Washington Senators
  • Jun 3 French Championships Men's Tennis: Budge Patty wins first of 2 Grand Sam titles that year; beats Jaroslav Drobný 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 5-7, 7-5
  • Jun 3 French Championships Women's Tennis: Doris Hart beats fellow American Patricia Todd 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 for her 1st of 2 French singles titles
  • Jun 4 Dutch cyclist Wim van Est wins Bordeaux-Paris (586 km in 17:25)
  • Jun 8 Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Browns 29-4 (win by record 25 runs)
  • Jun 8 Test Cricket debut of Ramadhin & Valentine (8-104 1st inn) v England

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 10 50th US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Merion Golf Club PA

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Jun 10 82nd Belmont: William Boland aboard Middleground wins in 2:28.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 Connie Mack named Honorary Manager of the All-Star Game

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Jun 18 Cleveland Indians score 14 runs in 1st inning, beat A's 21-2

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 20 Joe DiMaggio's 2,000th hit, Yanks beat Indians 8-2

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Jun 21 Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
  • Jun 24 LPGA Western Open, Cherry Hills CC: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins her 4th Western Open; beats Peggy Kirk, 5 & 3
  • Jun 27 PGA Championship, Scioto CC: American Chandler Harper wins his only major title; beats Harry Williams Jr. 4 & 3 in the final
  • Jun 29 US beats England 1-0 in a world cup soccer game (next win in 1994)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 3 Marlene Elejarde, 4x100m runner (Olympic silver 1968), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Jun 4 Brian Rose, cricketer (England batsman in 9 Tests 1977-81)
  • Jun 5 Adrian Cosma, Romania, team handball (Olympic silver 1976)
  • Jun 11 Pokey Watson, American 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mineola, New York
  • Jun 13 Gerd Zewe, German footballer
  • Jun 17 Cathy Sherk, Canadian golfer (Canadian Women's PGA C'ship 1988, 90-91), born in Bancroft, Ontario
  • Jun 18 Annelie Ehrhardt, German DR, 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jun 25 Tatyana Averina, Russian speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic gold 1976), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 2001)
  • Jun 27 Benjamin Peterson, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Barron County, Wisconsin
  • Jun 28 Ken Arthur, Australian softball asst coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Jun 30 Pablo Castillo, jockey

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 4 Sam Staples, cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1927-28), dies
  • Jun 17 Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies
  • Jun 20 Claude Jennings, cricketer (Aust opening bat in 1912 Triangular), dies