On This Day

June 1967 in Sports History

Events in Sport

French Open Men's Tennis

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

  • Jun 3 French Championships Women's Tennis: Local favourite Françoise Dürr beats Lesley Turner of Australia, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Jun 4 Curt Flood's record 568 straight chances without an error ends (227 straight games)
  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 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 at D.C. Stadium

US 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 Astros pitcher Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0 at the Astrodome, Houston
  • 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 Philadelphia Phillies utility man Cookie Rojas pitches a scoreless 9th inning in 12-3 loss to SF Giants; Rojas had now played all 9 positions since arriving in MLB in 1963

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Mike Stanton, American pitcher (MLB All Star 2001; World Series 1998-2000; NY Yankees), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 2 Kenny Atkinson, American basketball head coach (Brooklyn Nets 2016-19; Director Player Development, Houston Rockets 2007–08), born in Huntington, New York
  • Jun 3 Tamás Darnyi, Hungarian swimmer (4 Olympic gold 200/400m medley 1988, 92), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 3 William "Bill" Carlucci, American 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 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, American football wide receiver (Pro Bowl, All-Pro 1994; Atlanta Falcons), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 8 Stephane Simian, French tennis star
  • Jun 9 Robert Reading, American 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 offensive guard (Pro Bowl 1993–95; Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jun 17 Terry Davis, American NBA forward & center (Dallas Mavericks, Wash Wizards), born in Danville, Virginia
  • Jun 20 Pat Jablonski, American NHL goalie, 1989-98 (Montreal Canadiens, and 4 other teams), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 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, American NFL tight end, 1990-98 (San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in Glenwood, Illinois,
  • 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 biathlete (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

O.J. Simpson

Jun 24 NFL running back, broadcaster, actor and later criminal O.J. Simpson (19) marries Marguerite Whitley

Nolan Ryan

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


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

Eddie Eagan

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

  • Jun 18 Beat Fehr, Swiss racing driver (b. 1942)
  • Jun 18 Giacomo Russo, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • Jun 26 Errol Hunte, Trinidadian cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies at 55

Primo Carnera

Jun 29 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (World Heavyweight Champion 1933-34), dies of alcohol-related liver disease at 60