On This Day

June 1967 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 3 99th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 2:28.8

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 French Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 for his 12th and final Grand Slam title

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • Jun 3 French Championships Women's Tennis: Local favourite Françoise Dürr beats Lesley Turner of Australia 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Jun 7 NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
  • Jun 10 American pole vaulter Bob Seagren sets a world record mark of 17'7" in San Diego, CA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drive a Ford to victory in Le Mans

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Jun 11 Chicago Cubs (7) & NY Mets (4) tie record of 11 HRs in a game
  • Jun 12 Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Jack Nicklaus shoots a final round 65 for a new tournament record 275, 4 strokes ahead of Arnold Palmer

  • Jun 18 Houston Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0
  • Jun 20 Phillies Larry Jackson beats NY Mets for 18th straight time
  • Jun 21 Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3
  • Jun 30 Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Carlos van Wanrooy, soccer player (NEC)
  • Jun 1 Olivier Delaitre, Metz France, tennis star (1991 Guaruja Doubles)
  • Jun 2 Mike Stanton, American pitcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 2 Randy Hilliard, NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos)
  • Jun 3 Tamás Darnyi, Hungarian swimmer (4 Olympic gold 200/400m medley 1988, 92), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 3 William "Bill" Carlucci, rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 4 Rick Wilkins, American baseball catcher (Houston Astros), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jun 4 Scott Servais, catcher (Chicago Cubs), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Jun 4 Simon Sheldon-Collins, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 5 Joe Deloach, American 200m runner (Olympic gold 1988)
  • Jun 5 Matt Bullard, NBA forward (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks)
  • Jun 5 Ray Lankford, Modesto California, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jun 6 Michael Timpson, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 6 Wasim Haider, cricketer (member Pakistan's 1992 World Cup squad)
  • Jun 7 Terance Mathis, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jun 8 Stephane Simian, French tennis star
  • Jun 9 Robert Reading, 110m hurdler, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 12 Neil Maxwell, Fijian cricketer (all-rounder for Fiji 1990, Victoria & NSW), born in Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
  • Jun 13 Darren Baker, Chambersburg PA, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 14 Ante Miše, Croatian soccer player (Hajduk Split/Vitesse), born in Vukovar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Jun 14 Dedrick Dodge, American NFL safety (SF 49ers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Neptune, New Jersey
  • Jun 14 Wendy Lian Williams, American diver (Olympic bronze 1988, 92), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 17 Keith Sims, American NFL guard (Miami Dolphins), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jun 17 Robyn Meagher, Antigonish Nova Scotia, 5k runner (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 17 Terry Davis, American NBA forward & center (Dallas Mavericks, Wash Wizards), born in Danville, Virginia
  • Jun 20 Pat Jablonski, Toledo, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Jun 20 Anthony Smith, American NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders), born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina
  • Jun 21 Derrick Coleman, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Jun 21 Michele Smith, Califon NJ, softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Jun 21 Robert Drummond, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jun 22 Al Carlay, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Manila, Philippines
  • Jun 22 Eric Green, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Jun 22 Mark van Hintum, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Jun 23 Derrick Walker, NFL tight end (KC Chiefs)
  • Jun 24 Bill Huard, Welland, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • Jun 25 Brian Wanek, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 25 Joan Smith, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jun 25 Roshan Jurangpathy, Sri Lankan cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1985-86), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Jun 27 Lester Archambeau, American NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons), born in Montville, New Jersey
  • Jun 27 Michelle Torres, American tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 28 Matt Karchner, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Berwick, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 29 John Wehner, American MLB infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 30 Rudi Steyn, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman 1995), born in Kimberley, South Africa
  • Jun 30 Sheila Hudson, American triple jumper (US record 1992), born in Wurzburg, Germany

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 24 NFL Footballer and later criminal O.J. Simpson (19) marries Marguerite Whitley

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 25 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan (20) weds his high school sweetheart Ruth Holdorff (18)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 12 Bombardier Billy Wells [William Thomas Wells], English heavyweight boxer (Lionsdale Belt, 1911), dies at 79
  • Jun 13 Gerald Patterson, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1919, 21; Australian C'ships 1927), dies at 71

Person of interestEddie Eagan

Jun 14 Eddie Eagan, American boxer (Olympic gold 1920) and bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), dies of a heart attack at 69

Boxer and Bobsledder Eddie Eagan
Boxer and Bobsledder
Eddie Eagan
  • Jun 18 Beat Fehr, Swiss racing driver (b. 1942)
  • Jun 18 Giacomo Russo, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • Jun 26 Errol Hunte, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies
  • Jun 29 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (b. 1906)