June 1960 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 12 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Jun 15 Angel Cordero wins his 1st of over 7000 horse races

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 Ted Williams hit his 500th HR

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 18 60th US Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots 280 at Cherry Hills in Denver

  • Jun 18 Giants hire Tom Sheehan as baseball's oldest debuting manager (66)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 19 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Jun 25 South Africa beats New Zealand 13-0 in the first rugby test of the series in Johannesburg
  • Jun 29 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Western Golf Open

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Kyle Petty, American racing car driver
  • Jun 3 Barry Lyons, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Carl Rackemann, cricketer (Queensland & Australian quickie)
  • Jun 3 Steve Lyons, baseball player
  • Jun 8 Linda Hanley, Laguna Beach California, beach volleyballer (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • Jun 9 Nancy Taylor, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester Intl-54th), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 12 Mark John Calcavecchia, Laurel NE, PGA golfer (1987 Honda Classic)
  • Jun 14 Tonie Campbell, 100m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 15 Denise Haigh, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 17 Mitzi Edge, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic), born in Albany, Georgia
  • Jun 19 Johnny Lee Gray, Jr, American 800m runner (Olympic 7th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 19 Patti Rizzo, Hollywood Fla, golfer (Mexican Amateur champion 1980)
  • Jun 20 Donna Mayhew, Taylor Penn, javelin thrower
  • Jun 24 Juli Inkster, LPGA golfer (Dinah Shore-1984, 89), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Jun 24 Nate Carr, freestyle wrestler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Erie Pennsylvania
  • Jun 25 Craig Johnston, Australian soccer player
  • Jun 26 Jumpy Geathers, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

Person of interestJohn Elway

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

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Jun 29 Sergey Kopylov, USSR, cyclist (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jun 30 Randy Ladouceur, Brockville, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

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

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 1 Lester Patrick, NHL coach/star, dies at 76
  • Jun 26 John Brenden Kelly, rower (Olympic gold 1920, 24), dies at 70
  • Jun 27 Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)