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 66th Men's French Championships: Roy Emerson beats Tony Roche (6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • Jun 3 66th Women's French Championships: Francoise Durr beats Lesley Turner (4-6, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Jun 7 NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1

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 awardGolf Major

Jun 18 67th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 275 at Baltusrol GC NJ

  • 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 1 Vernon Turner, WLAF WR (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jun 2 Mike Evans, WLAF DL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 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 Tam├ís 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 Kathryn Marshall, Dundee Scotland, LPGA golfer (1995 Jamie Farr)
  • Jun 8 Stephane Simian, French tennis star
  • Jun 8 Willie Williams, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jun 9 Robert Reading, 110m hurdler, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 11 John Doherty, American NLB pitcher, born in the Bronx, New York
  • Jun 11 Mario Chitarroni, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • Jun 12 Neil Maxwell, cricketer (all-rounder for Fiji 1990, Victoria & NSW)
  • Jun 13 Darren Baker, Chambersburg PA, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 14 Ante Mise, Yugoslav soccer player (Hajduk Split/Vitesse)
  • Jun 14 Dedrick Dodge, NFL safety (SF 49ers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jun 14 Wendy Lian Williams, US diver (Olympic bronze 1988, 92), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 17 Keith Sims, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 17 Pearl Sinn, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 17 Robyn Meagher, Antigonish Nova Scotia, 5k runner (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 17 Terry Davis, NBA forward/center (Dallas Mavericks, Wash Wizards)
  • Jun 20 Pat Jablonski, Toledo, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 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 24 Olaf Hampel, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Rhein Fire)
  • 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 Anthony Smith, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 28 Matt Karchner, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Berwick, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 29 John Wehner, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 30 Rudi Steyn, cricketer (South African opening batsman 1995)
  • Jun 30 Sheila Hudson, US triple jumper (US record 1992)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding 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

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)