June 1956 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 3 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Pittsburgh Golf Open
  • Jun 10 16th modern Olympiad equestrian events open in Stockholm
  • Jun 10 Marlene Bauer Hagge wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
  • Jun 13 1st European Cup: Real Madrid beats Stade Reims 4-3 at Paris
  • Jun 16 56th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill CC NY
  • Jun 16 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 At Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Mickey Mantle hits 2 Billy Hoeft pitches into right center field bleachers (no else hits 1 there)

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jun 24 2nd LPGA Championship won by Marlene Hagge
  • Jun 27 Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings
  • Jun 29 Charles Dumas makes 1st high jump over 7' (2.13 m)-LA, California

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 3 Suren Nalbandyan, USSR, lightweight (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jun 3 George Burley, Scottish football player and manager
  • Jun 4 John Treacy, marathonr (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Jun 4 Terry Kennedy, baseball player
  • Jun 4 Martin Adams, English darts player
  • Jun 6 Andy Pycroft, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)

Person of interestBjörn Borg

Jun 6 Björn Borg, Swedish tennis player (Wimbledon 1976-80), born in Stockholm, Sweden

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jun 7 Robert Dover, American equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestJoe Montana

Jun 11 Joe Montana, NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers), born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Jun 12 Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer (prolific Australian medium-pacer 1981-91), born in Subiaco, Perth, Australia
  • Jun 14 Frederick Funk, Takoma Park MD, PGA golfer (1992 Shell Houston Open)
  • Jun 15 Lance Parrish, baseball player
  • Jun 17 Nick Cook, English cricketer (left arm slow bowler in 15 Tests 1983-89), born in Leicester
  • Jun 20 Peter Reid, English former footballer
  • Jun 21 Mikhail Burtsev, USSR, sabres (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jun 21 Rick Sutcliffe, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs)
  • Jun 22 Alfons De Wolf, Belgian cyclist
  • Jun 23 Tony Hill, American football player
  • Jun 27 Jeff Odintz, American horse trainer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 27 Brad Childress, American football coach, born in Aurora, Illinois
  • Jun 29 Pedro Guerrero, baseball player

Weddings in Sport

  • Jun 6 Three-time Olympic Champion figure skater Sonja Henie (44) weds Norwegian shipping magnate and art patron Niels Onstad (47)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 17 Bob Sweikert, American racing driver (b. 1926)