On This Day

June 1960 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 9 ABC and AFL sign a 5 year contract
  • Jun 11 92nd Belmont: Bill Hartack aboard Celtic Ash wins in 2:29.2

Sports History

Jun 15 Ángel Cordero Jr. wins his 1st of over 7,000 horse races

Baseball Event

Jun 17 Ted Williams hit his 500th HR

US Golf Open

Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Arnold Palmer stages greatest comeback in tournament history; erases a 7-stroke final round deficit to win his only US Open title by 2 strokes ahead of Jack Nicklaus

  • Jun 18 San Francisco Giants hire Tom Sheehan to replace Bill Rigney; baseball's oldest debuting manager (66) goes 46-50-2 for remainder of season

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 20 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Jun 21 German sprinter Armin Hary runs world record 100m (10.0)
  • Jun 25 South Africa beats New Zealand 13-0 in the first rugby test of the series in Johannesburg
  • Jun 26 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Beverly CC: Joyce Ziske wins on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Barbara Romack

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Vladimir Krutov, Russian ice hockey forward (Canada Cup 1981; Olympic gold 1984, 88; World C'ship gold 1981, 82, 83, 86, 89; Vancouver Canucks 1989-90), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2012)
  • Jun 1 Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (3 x World C'ship gold 1978; 2 x World Cup gold 1977), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2006)
  • Jun 2 Kyle Petty, American racing car driver
  • Jun 3 Barry Lyons, American MLB player, born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Jun 3 Carl Rackemann, Australian cricketer (Queensland & Australian quickie), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Jun 3 Steve Lyons, American MLB player and sports commentator, born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jun 12 Mark Calcavecchia, American golfer (British Open 1989; 13 PGA Tour titles), born in Laurel, Nebraska
  • Jun 14 Tonie Campbell, 100m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 19 Johnny Lee Gray, Jr, American 800m runner (Olympic 7th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 19 Patti Rizzo, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour wins), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • Jun 20 Donna Mayhew, Taylor Penn, javelin thrower
  • Jun 24 Juli Inkster, American golfer (7 LPGA major titles; US Open 1999, 2002), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Jun 25 Craig Johnston, Australian soccer midfielder (Liverpool 271 games; 5 League titles and FA Cup 1986), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

John Elway

Jun 28 John Elway, American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33), born in Port Angeles, Washington

  • Jun 29 Sergei Kopylov, Soviet cyclist (Olympic gold 1980), born in Tula, Soviet Union
  • Jun 30 Randy Ladouceur, Canadian ice hockey defenseman, 1983-96 (Detroit Red Wings, captain: Hartford Whalers & Anaheim Mighty Ducks), and coach, born in Brockville, Ontario

Weddings in Sport

Oscar Robertson

Jun 25 NBA player Oscar Robertson (21) weds teacher Yvonne Crittenden in Cincinnati, Ohio

Divorces in Sport

Leo Durocher

Jun 14 Actress Laraine Day (39) divorces manager Leo Durocher (53) due to incompatibility after 12 years of marriage

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 1 Lester Patrick, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (6 x Stanley Cups as player, coach and manager), dies from a heart attack at 76
  • Jun 25 Tommy Corcoran, American baseball shortstop (MLB shortstop game assist record 14), dies at 91
  • Jun 26 John B. Kelly, American rower and father of Grace Kelly (3 x Olympic gold 1920, 24), dies of intestinal cancer at 70

Lottie Dod

Jun 27 Lottie Dod, British all-round athlete (Wimbledon 1887-88, 1891-93), dies at 88