On This Day

June 1957 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 French Championships Men's Tennis: Sven Davidson becomes first Swede to win a Grand Slam title; beats American Herbert Flam 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
  • Jun 1 French Championships Women's Tennis: England's Shirley Bloomer wins her lone Grand Slam singles title; beats American Dorothy Knode 6-1, 6-3
  • Jun 5 NY narcotics investigator, Dr Herbert Berger, urges AMA to investigate use of stimulating drugs by athletes
  • Jun 7 Mickey Stewart holds 7 cricket catches for Surrey v Northants

Sport awardLPGA Championship

Jun 10 LPGA Championship, Churchill Valley CC: Louise Suggs wins her 10th major tile by 3 strokes from Wiffi Smith

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 12 Stan Musial plays in 823rd game (new NL consecutive-game streak)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 Ted Williams becomes 1st ALer to have 2, 3-HR games in a season

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jun 15 US Open Men's Golf, Inverness Club: Dick Mayer defeats defending champion Cary Middlecoff by 7 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win his only major title
  • Jun 15 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 Yanks trade Billy Martin & Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin
  • Jun 16 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Washington Senators 8-6
  • Jun 25 2nd Rugby League World Cup: New Zealand beats Great Britain 29-21
  • Jun 28 Frick overrules and names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

Jun 29 US Open Women's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Betsy Rawls wins when apparent champion, Jackie Pung at 298 (+6) is disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard kept by playing partner Betty Jameson

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 3 Horst-Ulrich Hänel, German field hockey player, born in Plau am See, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
  • Jun 4 Tony Peña, Dominican baseball player (Cleveland Indians), born in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
  • Jun 6 Mike Gatting, English Cricket Batsman (79 Tests, captain 1986-88), born in Kingsbury, England
  • Jun 7 Neal Radford, cricketer (Zambia England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1986-88)
  • Jun 8 Don Robinson, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1979, Pittsburgh Pirates; Silver Slugger Award 1982, 89, 90; SF Giants), born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • Jun 12 Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricket captain (124 Tests, 8,832 runs), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Jun 15 Brett Butler, MLB center fielder and coach, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 16 Adri van Tiggelen, Dutch soccer star (Sparta/PSV)
  • Jun 21 Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoeist (Olympic gold 1972), (d. 2013), born in Slonim, Belarus
  • Jun 22 Nick Santagata, jockey
  • Jun 23 David Houghton, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 266 v Sri Lanka 1994)
  • Jun 28 Mike Skinner, American racecar driver, born in Susanville, California
  • Jun 30 Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR), born in Columbia, Tennessee

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 29 Johan Hin, Dutch yachtsman (Olympic gold 12' dinghy 1920), dies at 58