June 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 3 4th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Stade Reims 2-0 at Stuttgart

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 Charlie Sifford becomes the 1st African American to play in a US Golf Open

  • Jun 12 SF Giants Mike McCormick no-hits Phillies, 3-0 in 5 inning game
  • Jun 13 59th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 282 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • Jun 13 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 14 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • Jun 22 Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 26 Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 27 US Open Women's Golf, Churchill Valley CC: Mickey Wright successfully defends her Open title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jun 28 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Martin Brundle, British race car driver and F1 television commentator
  • Jun 2 Charlie Huddy, Oshawa, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jun 3 Sam Mills, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers), (d. 2005)
  • Jun 4 Rod Connop, CFL corner (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jun 6 David Schultz, American wrestler (d. 1996)
  • Jun 9 Peter Fowler, Hornsby NSW, Australian golfer
  • Jun 12 Jalal-ud-din, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani paceman, ODI hat-trick v Aust 1982), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Jun 12 Steve Bauer, Canadian road racer cyclist (Olympic silver 84, 96), born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • Jun 21 Tom Chambers, NBA forward, center (Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns)
  • Jun 23 Danny Sharp, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Quinte Festival), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Jun 24 Rob Delahaye, soccer player (MVV)
  • Jun 25 Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper (Winter Olympics medalist), born in Lahti, Finland
  • Jun 29 Edward F Humenik, PGA golfer (1994 Kmart Greater-2nd), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 30 Michel Dion, Canadian Rifle shooter (Olympics 24-92, 96), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • Jun 30 Stephanie Farwig, golfer (1994 LPGA Corning Classic-2nd), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 2 Max Rousié, French rugby footballer, dies in a car crash at 46
  • Jun 26 Audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies