June 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 2 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • Jun 7 101st Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Arts & Letters wins in 2:28.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 8 Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jun 8 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jun 8 68th Men's French Open: Rod Laver beats Ken Rosewall (6-4, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Jun 8 68th Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Ann Jones (6-1, 4-6, 6-3)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 Oakland As' Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jun 15 69th US Golf Open: Orville Moody wins only major title by 1 stroke from Al Geiberger, Bob Rosberg & Dean Beman

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 15 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jun 15 Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon
  • Jun 21 John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
  • Jun 22 Susie Berning wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 23 Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Jun 25 Pancho Gonzalez beats Charles Pasarell in 112 game (5hr12m) marathon
  • Jun 27 Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match
  • Jun 28 John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut v WI at Lord's

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 29 24th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 29 On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jun 30 Derek Clayton of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:34

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Ari Sulander, Finnish hockey goaltender (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jun 1 Erin Hartwell, American time trial cyclist (Olympic bronze/silver-92, 96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 2 David Wheaton, tennis star (1987 US junior boys), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 2 Kurt Abbott, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Zanesville, Ohio
  • Jun 3 Ray Roberts, tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Jun 4 Regi Blinker, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Jun 4 Robert Perez, Bolivar Venezuela, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Jun 4 Tine Moberg-Parker, Canada Europe class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Jun 5 Ed Smith, WLAF tight end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jun 5 Keith Powe, WLAF/CFL defensive lineback (Win Blue Bombers, Claymores)
  • Jun 6 Brian Greenfield, WLAF punter (London Monarchs)
  • Jun 6 Mike Croel, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Jun 6 Sunil Joshi, Indian cricketer (Indian Test left-arm spinner 1996-2001), born in Gadag, Karnataka, India
  • Jun 7 Lachlan Elmer, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • Jun 7 Mark Sohn, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Jun 8 Glenn Rogers Jr, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jun 8 Laurel Martin, Hummelstown PA, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 9 Keith Alex, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jun 10 Fred Foggie, WLAF cornerback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jun 10 Tony McCoy, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jun 10 Ronny Johnsen, Norwegian footballer
  • Jun 11 Johan Hansma, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Jun 12 Kevin Turner, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • Jun 12 Mathieu Schneider, American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders, Toronto), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Robert Harris, American former NFL defensive end (NY Giants), born in Riviera Beach, Florida
  • Jun 13 Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian athlete
  • Jun 14 Eric Desjardins, Rauyn Quebec, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Canada)
  • Jun 14 Eugene Chung, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts)

Person of interestSteffi Graf

Jun 14 Steffi Graf, German tennis player (Golden Slam 1988, 22 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Mannheim, Germany

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Person of interestCedric Pioline

Jun 15 Cedric Pioline, French tennis player (runner-up US Open 1993, Wimbledon 1997), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Tennis Player Cedric Pioline
Tennis Player
Cedric Pioline
  • Jun 15 Jesse Belanger, St-georges De Beau, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Jun 15 Maurice Odumbe, cricketer (Kenyan batsman & 1996 World Cup captain)
  • Jun 15 Sheldon Kennedy, Brandon, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • Jun 15 Oliver Kahn, German footballer
  • Jun 16 Kevin Young, Alpena MI, infielder (KC Royals)
  • Jun 16 L B Stephens, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jun 16 Mark Crossley, Welsh footballer
  • Jun 17 Karen Nystrom, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympic silver 1998)
  • Jun 17 Patric Kjellberg, hockey forward (Team Sweden Olympics 1998)
  • Jun 17 Paul Tergat, Kenyan athlete
  • Jun 18 Fernando Valenzula, jockey
  • Jun 18 Jay Leeuwenburg, NFL guard/center (Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jun 18 Laura Brown, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 20 Gerald Dixon, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Jun 20 Malivai Washington, tennis star (Olympics 1996), born in Glenn Cove, New York
  • Jun 21 Chris Perez, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jun 21 Donovan Osborne, Roseville CA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jun 22 Derek Russell, NFL wide receiver (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jun 23 Elbert Ellis, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers)
  • Jun 24 Melissa Gurney, California, tennis player (Virginia Slims of SD, 1986)
  • Jun 24 Sean Maye, 400m/800m runner
  • Jun 24 Todd Lewis, 10k runner, born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jun 24 Thabo Mngomeni, Cape Town, South African football player
  • Jun 25 Alina Ivanova, Russian race walker (indoor 3K world record), born in Kildishevo, Yadrinsky District, Russia
  • Jun 25 Armand Benneker, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Tongeren, Belgium
  • Jun 25 Jurgen Streppel, Dutch soccer player (Telstar/RKC), born in Voorst, Netherlands
  • Jun 26 Barry Kloeth, WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jun 26 Harry Boatswain, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 26 Mike Myers, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Jun 26 Troy Auzenne, American NFL tackle (Chicago Bears), born in El Monte, California
  • Jun 26 Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer, born in Messancy, Belgium
  • Jun 27 Mark Telerico, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 S Florida), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 29 Erik Tammer, soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Jun 29 Simon Brown, cricketer (Durham pace bowler, England 1996)
  • Jun 30 Jim Montgomery, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 30 Ken Gernander, Grand Rapids, NHL center (NY Rangers)
  • Jun 30 Kristina Farrar Stookey, Martha Vineyard MA, 470 sailor (Olympic 4th 1996)

Person of interestSanath Jayasuriya

Jun 30 Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lankan cricket opening batsmen (MVP-1996 World Cup), born in Matara, Sri Lanka


Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 19 Baseball manager Leo Durocher (63) weds socialite Lynne Walker Goldblatt (40) at the Ambassador West Hotel in Chicago

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 1 Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian ice skater (3 golds 1936 Winter Olympics), dies at 65
  • Jun 21 Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (1st woman Grand Slam 1953), dies of ovarian cancer at 34
  • Jun 23 Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish athlete (b. 1907)
  • Jun 23 Charles Hollis "Chuck" Taylor, American basketball player and shoe salesman, dies of a heart attack at 67