On This Day

June 1974 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 4 NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks

Sports History

Jun 5 As' Reggie Jackson and Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit

  • Jun 7 Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
  • Jun 8 106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2

Sports History

Jun 10 Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof

  • Jun 11 Mel Stottlemyre sets an American League record by making his 272nd consecutive start without pitching a game in relief

Baseball Record

Jun 14 Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox in 12 innings

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 15 French Open Women's Tennis: American teenager Chris Evert beats Olga Morozova of Russia 6-1, 6-2 for first of a record 7 French singles titles

  • Jun 16 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Hale Irwin's score of 287 (+7) is good enough for the first of his 3 Open titles, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Forrest Fezler

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 16 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins first career Grand Slam title; beats Manuel Orantes of Spain 2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1

  • Jun 19 KC Royals pitcher Steve Busby throws his 2nd career no-hitter; beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
  • Jun 23 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: 1965 champion Sandra Haynie wins by 2 shots from JoAnn Carner
  • Jun 24 India is dismissed for 42 in 17 overs in 2nd Test defeat to England at Lord's; lowest total in country's Test cricket history; Chris Old 5-21, Geoff Arnold 4-19
  • Jun 24 Kansas City pitcher Steve Busby retires first 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batsmen retired; Royals still lose, 3-1 to Chicago
  • Jun 30 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Candiac GC: Carole Jo Skala wins by 3 from JoAnn Carner

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Akis Zikos, Greek soccer midfielder (18 caps; Skoda Xanthi, AEK Athens, Monaco), born in Athens, Greece
  • Jun 1 Michael Rasmussen, Danish road cyclist (best climber classification Tour de France 2005, 06), born in Tølløse, Denmark
  • Jun 2 Tammy Holmes, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Berkeley, California
  • Jun 2 Gata Kamsky, American chess player
  • Jun 3 Ashaundai Smith, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jun 3 Bryan Still, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jun 4 Darin Erstad, outfielder (California Angels)
  • Jun 4 James Miller, Australian pole vaulter (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 4 Johnny Taylor, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
  • Jun 5 Russ Ortiz, American baseball player, born in Van Nuys, California
  • Jun 6 Brooke Wilkins, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Jun 6 Patrick Hape, tight end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Jun 7 Jason Caswell, Skeet shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Jun 7 Mahesh Bhupathi, India, tennis pro
  • Jun 8 Gabe Northern, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 9 Jana Nejedly, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Jun 9 Randy Winn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 2002; TB Devil Rays, Seattle Mariners, SF Giants) and analyst (NBC Sports Bay Area), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 11 Emilee Klein, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jun 11 Tatiana Ignatieva, Belarusian tennis star (1994 Futures-Sopot POL), born in Minsk, Soviet Union
  • Jun 12 Kerry Kittles, American NBA guard (NJ Nets), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jun 12 Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player, born in Neagari, Ishikawa, Japan
  • Jun 13 Elli Overton, Canadian Australian swimmer (Olympic 5th 1992, 96)
  • Jun 13 Harvey Esajas, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Jun 13 Valeri Bure, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jun 14 Rod Payne, corner (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Jun 15 Scott Tunkin, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 16 David Fizdale, American basketball head coach (New York Knicks 2018-19; Memphis Grizzlies 2016-17), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 18 Keith Poole, wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jun 18 Vincenzo Montella, Italian footballer
  • Jun 19 Doug Mientkiewicz, American baseball player
  • Jun 21 Rob Kelly, American football safety (New Orleans Saints), born in Mount Vernon, Ohio
  • Jun 21 Craig Lowndes, Australian racing driver (V8 Supercar Champion), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jun 22 Mark Wetges, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Jun 22 Nikolay Shirshov, Uzbekistani soccer defensive midfielder (64 caps; FC Pakhtakor Tashkent, FC Rostov), born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (d. 2021)
  • Jun 23 Dontonio Wingfield, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
  • Jun 23 Mark Hendrickson, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • Jun 24 Adam Treu, guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jun 24 Carrie Zarse, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 25 Leeland McElroy, American football running back (Arizona Cardinals), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Jun 25 Vernon Crawford, American football linebacker (New England Patriots), born in Texas City, Texas

Derek Jeter

Jun 26 Derek Jeter, American MLB baseball shortstop, 1995-2014 (NY Yankees; Rookie of Year 1996), born in Pequannock, New Jersey

  • Jun 26 Dieter Kalt, Austrian ice hockey forward (Team Austria 1998), born in Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Jun 26 Jason Kendall, American baseball catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 27 Juran Bolden, American NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jun 28 Atilla Buday, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 28 Josh[ua] Crosby, Manchester Mass, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 28 Rob Dyrdek, American entrepreneur, TV personality (Ridiculousness) and professional skateboarder, born in Kettering, Ohio
  • Jun 30 Hezekiel Sepeng, South African athlete, born in Potchefstroom, South Africa

Weddings in Sport

Jerry Lucas

Jun 8 NBA forward Jerry Lucas (34) weds second wife Sharalee Beard

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 2 Waldemar F Eric Marx, cricketer (3 Tests South Africa v Aust 1921-22), dies
  • Jun 2 Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver, dies at 25
  • Jun 17 Yadavendra Singh, cricketer (Yuvraj of Patiala, Test for India), dies
  • Jun 20 Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player, dies at 62