On This Day

June 1965 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Robert Manry begins his 78 day voyage to sail a 13.5-foot yacht "Tinkerbelle" across the Atlantic Ocean
  • Jun 5 97th Belmont: John Sellers aboard Hail to All wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 6 Yankees Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive HRs beating White Sox 12-0
  • Jun 8 MLB Draft: Kansas City Athletics A's select Arizona State University outfielder Rick Monday #1; inaugural MLB Draft
  • Jun 12 Morio Shigematsu of Japan runs world record marathon (2:12:00) in the Polytechnic Marathon in London, England
  • Jun 13 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Beverly CC: Susie Maxwell wins by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Marlene Hagge
  • Jun 14 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Maloney no-hits New York Mets but loses in 11 innings, 1-0

Baseball Record

Jun 15 Detroit pitcher Denny McLain in relief strikes out first 7 batters faced & record 14 in 6 2/3 innings in Tigers 6-5 win over Boston Red Sox; Bill Freehan ties catcher record of 19 putouts

US Golf Open

Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf, Bellerive CC: Gary Player of South Africa beats Australian Kel Nagle by 3 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win his only US Open title; completes his career Grand Slam at age 29

  • Jun 22 Freddie Trueman ends his Test cricket career, v NZ at Lord's

Sports History

Jun 30 NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle grants ownership of the Atlanta Falcons to Rankin Smith Sr., Executive VP of Life Insurance Company of Georgia; Rankin pays then-record $8.5 million


Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Nigel Short MBE, English chess grandmaster, columnist, coach, commentator (Vice-President FIDE; World #3 1988-89), born in Leigh, England
  • Jun 1 Larisa Lazutina, Russian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 4×5 km relay 1994, 3 x gold 1998; 10 x gold World C'ships), born in Kondopoga, Russia
  • Jun 1 Olga Nazarova, Russian athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988, 92; World C'ship gold 4x400m relay 1991), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jun 2 Russ Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey right wing (1,029 NHL games; Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, LA Kings), born in Duncan, British Columbia
  • Jun 2 Mark Waugh, Australian cricketer (twin of Steve)
  • Jun 2 Steve Waugh, Australian cricket captain
  • Jun 4 Andrea Jaeger, American tennis player (10 WTA titles), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 4 Beau Allred, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • Jun 4 Kurt Stillwell, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Glendale, California
  • Jun 4 Tim Perry, NBA forward (NJ Nets)
  • Jun 4 Mick Doohan, Australian motorcycle racer (5-time 500cc world champion), born in Gold Coast, Queensland
  • Jun 5 Bob Probert, Canadian NHL right wing, 1985-2002 (Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 2010)
  • Jun 5 Edward Hartman, Slovakian hockey goalie (Team Slovakia), born in Skalica, Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 6 Sally McDermid, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Jun 6 Wendy Wiebe, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in St Catharines, Ontario,

Cam Neely

Jun 6 Cam Neely, Canadian Hockey HOF right wing (5 x All Star; Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins) and executive (President Boston Bruins), born in Comox, British Columbia

  • Jun 8 Kevin Ritz, American pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Eatonstown, New Jersey
  • Jun 11 Joe Cain, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 12 Gwen Torrence, Lithonia GA, 100m/200m/400m (Olympics 2 gold-92, 96)
  • Jun 12 Carlos Luis Morales, Ecuadorian soccer goalkeeper (40 caps; Independiente, Palestino, ESPOLI), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 2020)
  • Jun 13 Maninder Singh, Indian cricketer (Indian leftarm spinner in 35 Tests 1982-93), born in Pune, India
  • Jun 16 J. J. Birden, American NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons), born in Portland, Oregon

Dan Jansen

Jun 17 Dan Jansen, American speed skater (Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92), born in West Allis, Wisconsin

  • Jun 17 Danny McManus, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jun 17 Dermontti Dawson, American NFL center (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Jun 17 Mike Magnante, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals), born in Glendale, California
  • Jun 17 Ray Seals, American NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jun 22 Ľubomír Moravčík, Slovakian footballer
  • Jun 23 John "Chip" McKibben II, Balboa Island California, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 24 Patrick Jeffrey, diver (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Jun 24 Shane Churla, Fernie, NHL right wing (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
  • Jun 24 Uwe Krupp, NHL defenceman (Colo Avalanche, Germany 98), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Jun 28 Michele Timms, Australian WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury, Olympics 1988, 96), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jun 29 Paul Jarvis, English cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 21 wickets; Yorkshire CCC), born in Redcar, England
  • Jun 30 Mitch Richmond, American NBA guard (Sac Kings, Olympic gold 1988, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jun 30 Steve Duchesne, Canadian NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in Sept-Îles, Quebec, Canada
  • Jun 30 Gary Pallister, English footballer (Manchester United), born in Ramsgate, Kent, England

Weddings in Sport

Bob Pettit

Jun 19 NBA forward Bob Pettit (32) weds Carole Crowell in Alexandria, Louisiana

Deaths in Sport

Curly Lambeau

Jun 1 Curly Lambeau, American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback, coach (founder, first coach Green Bay Packers), dies of a heart attack at 67