June 1972 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 3 Yanks score 8 times in 13th beating White Sox 18-10
  • Jun 4 Record 8 shutouts pitched in 16 major league games (AL=5, NL=3)
  • Jun 4 71st Men's French Open: Andres Gimeno beats Patrick Proisy (4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 4 71st Women's French Open: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong (6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jun 7 Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
  • Jun 8 Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 8 Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, v Australia at Old Trafford (57/62)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • Jun 10 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jun 11 18th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Ahern

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 18 72nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 290 at Pebble Beach, California

  • Jun 18 US Supreme Court, 5-3, confirms lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball's exemption from antitrust laws
  • Jun 18 UEFA European Championship Final: Gerd Müller scores a brace as West Germany beats Soviet Union 3-0 in Brussels
  • Jun 23 US President Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
  • Jun 23 Bernice Gera becomes first female umpire in US pro baseball, Geneva Senators and Auburn Twins in Geneva, New York
  • Jun 24 Danie Malan, South African athlete, sets a new world record in the 1000m event in Munich
  • Jun 26 Bob Massie takes 16 wickets (8-84 & 8-53) on Test cricket debut v Eng
  • Jun 30 Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Cheryl Abplanalp, Bryn Mawr Penn, team handball wing (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 1 Jon Witman, fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jun 1 Leta Lindley, LPGA golfer (1995 State Farm Rail-3rd), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jun 1 Nicholas Porzig, South African born Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Jun 1 Scott Greene, American football fullback (Carolina Panthers), born in Canandaigua, New York
  • Jun 2 Brad Ottis, tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jun 2 Dwayne Joseph, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • Jun 2 Renee Heiken, LPGA golfer (1994 Florida Women's Open), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Jun 3 Bryan Rekar, Oak Lawn IL, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • Jun 3 Omar Douglas, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Jun 3 Robert Kennedy, cricketer (New Zealand opening bowler 1996)
  • Jun 4 Derian Hatcher, Sterling Heights MI, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • Jun 6 Dulip Liyanage, cricketer (Sri Lanka righty fast-medium Test bowler)
  • Jun 6 Erin Woodley, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Jun 6 Frankie King, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • Jun 6 Gary Downs, running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jun 6 Jeff Williams, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 6 Marko Kiprusoff, Turku FIN, NHL defenseman (Team Finland, Montreal)
  • Jun 7 Jeff Burris, NFL cornerback/punt returner (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 8 David Sloan, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • Jun 8 Christian Mayrleb, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 9 Bryan Strang, cricket pace bowler (brother of Paul Zimbabwe 1995- )
  • Jun 9 Steven Salter, CFL offensive linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jun 9 Wardell Rouse, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Jun 10 C J Richardson, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jun 10 David Dunn, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • Jun 10 Edward Reevey, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 SC Intercol), born in St John, New Brunswick
  • Jun 10 Pat Johnson, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 11 Andrew Peterson, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Jun 11 Joe O'Brien, WLAF defensive tackle (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jun 12 Inger Miller, 100m runner, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 12 Nathalie Baudone, Rocurt Belgium, tennis star (3rd round 1995 US Open)
  • Jun 12 Patrick van Diemen, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, NEC)
  • Jun 12 Scott Dawes, Australian baseball catcher (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 13 Sale Isaia, OL (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Jun 14 Jeff Kysar, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 14 Rick Brunson, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers)
  • Jun 15 Andrew Pettitte, Baton Rouge LA, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Jun 15 DeWayne Patterson, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jun 15 Jean Francois Labbe, Sherbrooke, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Jun 15 Justin C G Leonard, PGA golfer (1994 Anheuser-Busch-3rd), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 15 Lianne Bennion, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 15 Ramiro Mendoza, Los Santos Panama, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Jun 15 Sandy Mccarthy, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 15 Tony Clark, Newton KS, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
  • Jun 16 Shawnelle Scott, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Jun 16 Simon Khan, English golfer
  • Jun 17 Dirk-Jan Derksen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Jun 17 James McKnight, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jun 18 Otakar Vejvoda, Kladno CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Rep)
  • Jun 19 Andre Strode, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • Jun 19 Anna Van der Kamp, Abbotsford BC, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 19 Millard Coleman, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jun 20 Jo Roberts, WLAF quarterback (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jun 20 Jozef Stumpel, Nitra CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Boston)
  • Jun 20 Juan Castro, Sinaloa Mexico, infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • Jun 20 Martin Keino, Nyeri Kenya, 1.5k runner
  • Jun 20 Paras Mhambrey, Indian cricket pace bowler (Test v England 1996)
  • Jun 20 Paul Bako, American baseball player
  • Jun 21 Andrew Jordan, NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jun 21 Billy Milner, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 21 Heath Rylance, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jun 21 Jamal Ellis, NFL/WLAF cornerback (Denver Broncos, Rhein Fire)
  • Jun 21 Marv Marshall, NFL/WLAF receiver (Buccaneers, Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jun 21 Tony Berti, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jun 21 Neil Doak, former Irish cricketer
  • Jun 23 Cory Schlesinger, NHL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • Jun 23 Larry Whigham, NFL safety (NE Patriots)
  • Jun 23 Roell Preston, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jun 23 Zinédine Zidane, French soccer midfielder/Real Madrid manager (Champions League 2016-17-18, World Cup 1998), born in Marseille, France
  • Jun 24 Jose Simon, WLAF defensive tackle (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jun 24 Mitch Berger, punter (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jun 24 Shawn King, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Jun 24 Robbie McEwen, Australian cyclist
  • Jun 25 Amy Wickus, American 800m/1500m runner
  • Jun 25 Carlos Delgado, Puerto Rican infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • Jun 26 Jai Taurima, Australian long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Southport, Queensland
  • Jun 26 Jerris McPhail, American football running back (Miami Dolphins), born in Clinton, North Carolina
  • Jun 28 Arie van de Padt, Dutch soccer player (Tonegido, Sparta)
  • Jun 28 Eric Johnson, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jun 28 Jerry Colquitt, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jun 28 Kelly Wiltshire, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jun 28 Marvin Jones, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 28 Ryan Fujita, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • Jun 29 Fabrice L'Henry, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Jun 30 Dan Comiskey, CFL guard (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jun 30 Garret Anderson, outfielder (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 30 Tyrone Davis, NFL tight end (NY Jets, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Jun 30 Sandra Cam, Belgian swimmer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 26 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) weds second wife Sandra Lemon

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 26 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) divorces first wife Dorothy Hoelle after nearly 2 decades of marriage

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas