On This Day

June 11, 1950 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport


Sport awardUS Golf Open

50th US Open Men's Golf, Merion GC: 16 months after being severely injured in an auto accident, Ben Hogan beats Lloyd Mangrum by 4 shots and George Fazio by 6 in an 18-hole playoff; the "Miracle at Merion"

Golfer Ben Hogan
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Ben Hogan

Birthdays in Sport

  • Pokey Watson, American 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mineola, New York