On This Day

June 1971 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 2 European Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Ajax beats Panathinaikos, 2-0; Dutch champions begin 3-year period of domination
  • Jun 3 Chic Cub Ken Holtzman 2nd no-hitter beats Cincinnati Reds, 1-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 3 Test Cricket debut of Imran Khan, v Englandl at Edgbaston (5, 0-36, 0-19)

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • Jun 4 Oakland A's beat Washington Senators, 5-3, in 21 innings
  • Jun 4 Pakistani cricketer Zaheer Abbas scores 274 vs England at Edgbaston in 544 minutes
  • Jun 5 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6
  • Jun 5 French Open Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong wins her first career Grand Slam singles title; beats fellow Australian Helen Gourlay 6-3, 7-5

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 6 Willie Mays hits record 22nd & last extra inning HR

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 French Open Men's Tennis: Defending champion Jan Kodeš of Czechoslovakia beats Ilie Năstase of Romania 8-6, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Jun 8 White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign

Sport awardLPGA Championship

Jun 13 LPGA Championship, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 4 strokes from Kathy Ahern

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jun 16 Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf, Merion GC: Lee Trevino wins his 2nd Open by 3 strokes in a Monday 18-hole playoff with Jack Nicklaus

  • Jun 21 Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
  • Jun 23 Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
  • Jun 27 US Open Women's Golf, Kahwa GC: JoAnne Carner wins by 7 strokes from Kathy Whitworth
  • Jun 28 Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 HRs and no-hits Reds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 US Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 3 Aaron Ledesma, baseball player
  • Jun 3 Carl Everett, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jun 3 Mark Parrish, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • Jun 4 Patrick Scott, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jun 4 Roy Janse, tornado sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jun 5 Vaughn Parker, NFL guard/tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jun 5 Takaya Tsubobayashi, Japanese racing driver
  • Jun 7 Terrell Buckley, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 8 Elena Brioukhovets, Odessa Ukraine, tennis star (finalist 1990 Moscow)
  • Jun 8 Jamie Morgan, Australia, tennis star
  • Jun 8 Tom Nutten, CFL/NFL centers (Hamilton Tiger Cats, Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 9 D'Marco Farr, defensive tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • Jun 9 Roderick Lewis, NFL tight end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jun 9 Romano Sion, soccer player (Dordrecht '90/FC Groningen)
  • Jun 9 Gilles De Bilde, Belgian footballer
  • Jun 10 DeWayne Dotson, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 10 Bruno N'Gotty, French footballer
  • Jun 11 Dion Foxx, American NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Jun 11 Duane Dmytryshyn, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Jun 12 Florencia Labat, Argentine tennis star (1992 Austrian), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jun 12 Iwan Tomasz, Polish soccer player (Roda JC, Feyenoord), born in Słupsk, Poland
  • Jun 12 Mark Henry, American 238+lbs (108+kg) weightlifter, born in Silsbee, Texas
  • Jun 12 Ryan Klesko, American MLB outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Westminster, California
  • Jun 14 Bruce Bowen, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Merced, California
  • Jun 14 Fred Baxter, American NFL tight end (NY Jets), born in Brundidge, Alabama
  • Jun 14 Ramon Vega, former Swiss footballer
  • Jun 15 Nathan Astle, New Zealand cricketer (batsman), Test debut v Zimbabwe in 1996
  • Jun 15 Stuart Howell, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 16 Andre President, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 16 Chris Gomez, American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 17 Tripp Schwenk, American 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic silver 1996), born in Sarasota, Florida
  • Jun 18 Blair Pocock, cricketer (New Zealand opening batsman 1993)
  • Jun 18 Nigel Owens, Welsh Rugby Referee (Stonewall Sportsperson of the Decade), born in Mynyddcerrig, Carmarthenshire
  • Jun 20 Rodney Rogers, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • Jun 20 William Gaines, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • Jun 21 Nicole Stevenson, Australian backstroker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 21 Tyrone Drakeford, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • Jun 22 Brant Brown, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Porterville, California
  • Jun 22 Laryssa Biesenthal, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Walkertown, Ontario
  • Jun 22 Kurt Warner, American football player
  • Jun 23 Felix Potvin, Anjou, NHL goalie (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Jun 23 Joe Rumolo, CFL defensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jun 24 LaMonte Coleman, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jun 25 Michael Tucker, American baseball outfielder (KC Royals), born in South Boston, Virginia
  • Jun 25 Mike Sutherland, Canadian football offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jun 25 Robert Reichel, Czech hockey forward (NY Islanders, Olympic gold 1998), born in Litvínov, Czech Republic
  • Jun 25 Ryan Carey, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jun 25 Steve Tikolo, Kenyan cricketer (outstanding Kenyan batsman in 1996 World Cup), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Jun 25 Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer, born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
  • Jun 26 Carlton Gray, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 26 Eddie Parenti, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 26 Max Biaggi, Italian Grand Prix motorcycle racer, born in Rome, Italy
  • Jun 27 Brant Boyer, American football linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Jun 27 Jimmy Kemp, American CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 28 Bobby Hurley, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jun 28 Gary Downs, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Jun 28 Greg Keagle, American MLB right-handed pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Corning, New York
  • Jun 28 Jeff Cothran, NFL fullback (Cin Bengals), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Jun 28 Kenny Cunningham, Irish footballer, born in Limón, Costa Rica
  • Jun 28 Ron Mahay, American baseball player, born in Crestwood, Illinois
  • Jun 29 Dennis Gerritsen, Dutch soccer player (NAC), born in Amsterdam
  • Jun 29 Mike Sillinger, Canadian NHL right wing (Vanc Canucks, Anaheim Ducks), born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Jun 29 Wendee Espinosa, female outfielder (Silver Bullets), born in Stockton, California
  • Jun 30 Ann Marsh, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Royal Oak, Michigan

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 17 C Christopher Morris, cricketer (brilliant batsman for Philadelphia), dies
  • Jun 24 John Dunning, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1933-37), dies