June 1968 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
  • Jun 8 UEFA European Championship: Italy defeat Yugoslavia 2-0 in Rome
  • Jun 9 Carol Mann wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
  • Jun 9 67th Men's French Open: Ken Rosewall beats Rod Laver (6-3, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 67th Women's French Open: Nancy Richey beats Ann Jones (5-7, 6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Jun 10 4h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats France 20-2
  • Jun 15 15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 16 Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jun 16 68th US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY
  • Jun 16 Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par
  • Jun 20 Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds
  • Jun 24 14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 24 Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Jun 25 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Jeff Hackett, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • Jun 1 Jerry Crafts, WLAF tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jun 1 Larry Centers, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jun 6 Brian Wright, Stillwater Oklahoma, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 NM Open-2nd)
  • Jun 6 Craig Roberts, Canadian 68 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96), born in Everett, Washington
  • Jun 6 Edwin Vurens, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Jun 7 Adam Walker, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • Jun 7 Melissa Coombes, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Gabriel, California
  • Jun 8 Dave Mlicki, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 8 Rob Ray, Belleville, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jun 9 Tom Rouen, NFL punter (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jun 10 Kevin Donnalley, NFL guard/tackle (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jun 12 Patty Armstrong, Torrance California, diver (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 12 Scott Aldred, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jun 13 Bruce Beaton, CFL corner (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jun 13 Fabio Baldato, Italian cyclist, born in Lonigo, Italy
  • Jun 14 Brian Wiggins, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jun 14 Eric Murdock, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Miami Heat)
  • Jun 14 Tony Smith, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • Jun 15 Tim Lester, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jun 16 Alton Montgomery, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jun 16 Matt Turk, NFL punter (Washington Redskins)
  • Jun 16 Nehemiah Perry, cricketer (fine Jamaican off-spinner)
  • Jun 18 John Lumkes, 3k steeplechase runner, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 19 Jud Buechler, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • Jun 20 Fred McAfee, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jun 20 Garry Howe, WLAF nose tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jun 20 Mike McCarthy, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics-88, 96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 21 Alastair Campbell Mackintosh, New Zealand coxless rower (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Jun 21 Darryl Shannon, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jun 21 Henry Newby, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jun 22 Darrell Armstrong, NBA guard (Orlando Magic)
  • Jun 23 Kent Steffes, beach volleyballer (Olympics-gold-96), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Jun 23 Ronnie West, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • Jun 26 Shannon Sharpe, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jun 26 Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer
  • Jun 29 Theoren Fleury, Oxbow Sask, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames, Canada)
  • Jun 30 Dan Peltier, outfielder (SF Giants), born in Clifton Park, New York
  • Jun 30 Peter Miller, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 15 Samuel Earl "Wahoo Sam" Crawford, baseball pitcher, dies at 88
  • Jun 17 José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1901)
  • Jun 27 Norman Norton, cricketer (dismissed Hobbs in only Test for South Africa), dies at 87