On This Day

June 1970 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 4 San Diego Padres draft Mike Ivie #1
  • Jun 6 102nd Belmont: John Rotz aboard High Echelon wins in 2:34
  • Jun 6 French Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Helga Niessen Niessen of Germany 6-2, 6-4 for 2nd leg of her successful Grand Slam
  • Jun 7 American jockey Bill Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 career win
  • Jun 7 French Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Jan Kodeš wins his first major title; beats Željko Franulović of Yugoslavia 6-2, 6-4, 6-
  • Jun 12 Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Doc Ellis no-hits the Padres, 2-0 at San Diego Stadium

Sport awardLPGA Championship

Jun 15 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: Shirley Englehorn wins her only major title; beats 1967 champion Kathy Whitworth by 4 strokes in an 18-hole playoff

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf Hazeltine National GC: Englishman Tony Jacklin shoots sub-par in all 4 rounds on his way to a 7-stroke win ahead of Dave Hill

Sport awardFIFA World Cup

Jun 21 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Brazil and Pelé become first team and player to win World Cup 3 times, beating Italy, 4-1 in front of 107,412

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • Jun 26 Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2
  • Jun 30 Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens as the visiting Atlanta Braves beat Reds, 8-2; demolished 2002

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Alexi Lalas, American soccer defender (96 caps; NE Revolution, LA Galaxy), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Jun 2 Andy McCollum, NFL center/guard (New Orleans Saints), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jun 2 Eric Riley, American NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 2 Marty Mcinnis, American NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Weymouth, Massachusetts
  • Jun 2 Mike Kelly, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 3 Andrea Congreaves, WNBA forward/center (Charlotte Sting)
  • Jun 3 Carl Everett, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Lanee Butler, mistral sailboat sailor (Olymp-11th-1996), born in Manhasset, New York
  • Jun 3 Peter Newton, Kailua Hawaii, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 3 Evgeni Berzin, Russian cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1994), born in Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast
  • Jun 4 Gary Lynagh, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 4 Ronnie Harris, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jun 5 Martin Gelinas, Shawinigan, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Jun 5 Todd Burger, American NFL player (Chicago Bears)
  • Jun 6 Albert Ferrer, Spanish soccer defender, coach (Spain 36 caps, FC Barcelona, Chelsea), born in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • Jun 7 Andrei Kovalenko, Russian NHL right wing (Quebec, Montreal, Edmonton), born in Balakovo, Russia
  • Jun 7 Mike Modano, Hockey Hall of Fame center (Dallas Stars; 8-time NHL All Star), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • Jun 7 Cafu, Brazilian soccer defender (Brazil 142 caps, Roma, AC Milan), born in Itaquaquecetuba, Brazil
  • Jun 8 Troy Vincent, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 9 Harry Van Hofwegen, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
  • Jun 9 Russ Romaniuk, Winnipeg, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Jun 10 Laurel Korholz, La Jolla California, rower (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • Jun 11 Brock Marion, American NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Jun 11 Bill Selby, American baseball infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Monroeville, Alabama
  • Jun 12 Damon Buford, American baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jun 12 Lee Mayberry, American NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jun 13 Chris Cairns, New Zealand cricketer (son of Lance, NZ all-rounder), born in Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Jun 13 Lance Ringnald, American gymnast (Olympic-92), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Jun 13 Shaun Young, Australian cricketer (Tasmanian all-rounder, Young Aust 1995), born in Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
  • Jun 13 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (Olympic gold 2000), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • Jun 14 Willie Beamon, American former-NFL cornerback (New York Giants), born in Belle Glade, Florida
  • Jun 15 Amanda Cromwell, soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 15 Janie Eickhoff Quigley, American cyclist, born in Long Beach, California
  • Jun 15 Zan Tabak, NBA center (Toronto Raptors)
  • Jun 16 Michael Husted, NFL place kicker (Tampa Bay Bucs)

Person of interestPhil Mickelson

Jun 16 Phil Mickelson, American golfer (5-time PGA Tour major winner, US Masters 2004, 06, 10), born in San Diego, California

  • Jun 16 Cobi Jones, American soccer player
  • Jun 17 Jason Hanson, American NFL kicker (Detroit Lions), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Jun 17 Ron "Popeye" Jones, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors), born in Dresden, Tennessee
  • Jun 17 Stéphane Fiset, Canadian NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 19 Chris Gray, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears)
  • Jun 19 Claire Mitchell-Taverner, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 19 Leonard Humphries, CFL cornerback (BC Lions)
  • Jun 19 Quincy Dushawn Watts, 400m runner, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 19 Scott Brumfield, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Jun 20 Shay-Oren Smadja, Israeli men's half middleweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Ofakim, Israel
  • Jun 21 Brandon Moore, American NFL tackle (NE Patriots), born in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 21 John Roethlisberger, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Afton, Minnesota
  • Jun 22 Anne "Annie" Summertime Kakela, US rower (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • Jun 22 David Frisch, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
  • Jun 22 Rastko Cvetkovic, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • Jun 23 A C Earl, NBA center (Toronto Raptors)
  • Jun 23 Kerri Ann Buchberger, Russell Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 23 Mike Bartrum, tight end (New England Patriots)
  • Jun 23 Robert Brooks, American NFL wide receiver (Longest pass reception in NFL history, 99 yards; Super Bowl 1996, Green Bay Packers), born in Greenwood, South Carolina
  • Jun 23 Roger Knarren, soccer player (MVV)
  • Jun 24 Carlos Yancy, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • Jun 25 Aaron Sele, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Jun 25 Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete (Olympic Gold 2000), born in Võru, Estonia
  • Jun 26 Nicole Richardson, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jun 27 Petra Langrová, tennis star (1995 Palermo doubles), born in Prostějov, Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 27 Ricardo Jordan, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Boynton Beach, Florida
  • Jun 27 Jim Edmonds, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Fullerton, California
  • Jun 28 Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (prodigious Pakistani leggie 1990-), born in Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Jun 29 Troy Drayton, American NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins), born in Steelton, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 29 Mike Vallely, American skateboarder and singer (Black Flag), born in Edison, New Jersey
  • Jun 30 Mark Grudzielanek, American MLB infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 2 Bruce McLaren, New Zealand car racer and founder of eponymous race team, dies in a car crash at 32
  • Jun 11 Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter, dies at 87
  • Jun 16 Brian Piccolo, American football player (b. 1943)
  • Jun 17 Matthew Henderson, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (1 Test; New Zealand's first-ever Test match 1930), dies at 74
  • Jun 27 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902)