June 1952 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 1 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cross Country Weathervane Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Jun 1 51st Men's French Championships: Jaroslav Drobny beats Frank Sedgman (6-2, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4)
  • Jun 1 51st Women's French Championships: Doris Hart beats Shirley Fry (6-4, 6-4)
  • Jun 5 1st sporting event televised nationally-Walcott vs Charles boxing
  • Jun 5 Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman v India at Headingley

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 5 Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Jun 7 7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4
  • Jun 7 84th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard One Count wins in 2:30.2
  • Jun 8 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open
  • Jun 10 Chicago White Sox Sam Mele is 6th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
  • Jun 14 52nd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Northwood Club Dallas
  • Jun 14 Boston Brave Warren Spahn strikes out 18 Cubs in 15 innings
  • Jun 14 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:20:42.2)
  • Jun 14 Braves Warren Spahn ties NL record of Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15-inning, 3-1 loss
  • Jun 19 Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
  • Jun 21 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • Jun 25 34th PGA Championship: Jim Turnesa at Big Spring CC Louisville

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 29 7th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 3 David Richards, CBE, British motor racing entrepreneur
  • Jun 12 Seigfried Brietzke, German DR, coxless rower (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80)
  • Jun 14 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • Jun 16 Aleksandr Zaitsev, USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Jun 17 Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach and executive
  • Jun 20 Jayne Thobois, Noblesville IN, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-56th)
  • Jun 26 Gordon McQueen, soccer player
  • Jun 28 Pietro Mennea, Italian runner (200m world record), (d. 2013)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 20 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)