June 1954 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 6 Patty Berg wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Jun 12 86th Belmont: Eric Guerin aboard High Gun wins in 2:30.8
  • Jun 12 Milwaukee Braves Jim Wilson no-hits Phillies, 2-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 17 Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Jun 19 54th US Golf Open: Ed Furgol shoots a 284 at Baltusrol GC in NJ
  • Jun 19 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • Jun 26 Jim Peters runs marathon in 2:17:39.4
  • Jun 27 The so-called "Battle of Berne" occurs during the FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and Hungary as the game descends into an all-out brawl
  • Jun 30 Yank pitcher Tom Morgan ties record by hitting 3 batters in 1 inning This was also Bobby Brown's last game; he retired to become a doctor

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 3 Cindy Ferro, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 3 Wally Weir, Quebec ice hockey player
  • Jun 5 Phil Neale, English cricketer and coach, born in Scunthorpe
  • Jun 7 Lui Passaglia, CFL place kicker (BC Lions), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jun 11 Gary Fencik, American NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 11 John Dyson, Australian cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman), born in Kogarah, Sydney, Australia
  • Jun 13 Daniel Seemiller, Pitts, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92)
  • Jun 15 Beverley Whitfield, Australian swimmer (d. 1996)
  • Jun 20 Alan Lamb, South African/British cricket player (79 tests for England), born in Langebaanweg, Cape Province
  • Jun 21 Jeremy Coney, cricketer (NZ captain turned them into world-beaters)
  • Jun 25 John C. Kimmel, American horse trainer, born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Jun 29 Rick Honeycutt, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee