June 1968 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
  • 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 10 UEFA European Championship Final: Italy beats Yugoslavia 2-0 in a replay in Rome (first game drawn 1-1)
  • Jun 15 15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 US Open Golf, Oak Hill CC: Lee Trevino wins his first major title by 4 shots from Jack Nicklaus

  • 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 23 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium
  • 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)

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 (Olympics 1996), 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, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • 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 1988, 96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 21 Alastair Campbell Mackintosh, New Zealand coxless rower (Olympics 1996), 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 (Olympic gold 1996), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Jun 23 Ronnie West, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • Jun 26 Shannon Sharpe, American NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 26 Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer (A.C. Milan, Italy national team), born in Milan, Italy
  • 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