June 1953 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 4 Pitts trades outfielder Ralph Kiner & Joe Garagiola to Chicago Cubs
  • Jun 11 Test Cricket debut of Alan Davidson at Trent Bridge

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 13 53rd US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC in Oakmont PA

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Jun 13 85th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 13 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:18:40.2)
  • Jun 17 Most runs scored in 1 inning (17 by Red Sox)
  • Jun 18 Eugene Stephens is 1st to get 3 hits & Red Sox score 17 runs in 1 Inning (7th) Red Sox beat Detroit 23-3

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 20 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Western Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Jun 23 Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Women Golf Tournament

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 28 8th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Craig Robert Stadler, PGA golfer (Masters 1982), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 8 Ad Tak, Dutch professional cyclist, born in Nieuwe Gastel
  • Jun 20 Raul Ramirez, tennis player
  • Jun 21 Charlie Moore Jr, baseball player
  • Jun 22 Bruce McAvaney, Australian sports broadcaster
  • Jun 23 Filbert Bayi, Karatu Tanzania, 3k steeplechase (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Jun 25 Ian Davis, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1973-77), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jun 27 Kent Bostick, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics-84, 96), born in Lowell, Massachusetts

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 5 Bill Tilden, American tennis player (US Open 1920-25, 29), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Jun 25 Algy Gehrs, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1904-11), dies