June 1974 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 4 NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jun 16 74th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot GC NY

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 16 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats Manuel Orantes of Spain 2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 16 73rd Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Olga Morozova (6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jun 19 KC Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
  • Jun 23 LPGA Championship, Pleasant Valley CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 2 shots from JoAnn Carner
  • Jun 24 India all out for 42 in Lord's Test cricket in 77 mins
  • Jun 24 Steve Busby retires 1st 9 White Sox to set AL record with 33 consecutive batters retired
  • 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 footballer
  • 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
  • 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 Jon Harris, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 9 Randy Winn, American baseball player
  • Jun 11 Emilee Klein, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic-2nd), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jun 11 Tatiana Ignatieva, Minsk Belarus, tennis star (1994 Futures-Sopot POL)
  • Jun 12 Kerry Kittles, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • Jun 12 Vanessa Baker, Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 12 Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
  • 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 17 Evangelia Psarra, Greek archer
  • 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, safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jun 21 Craig Lowndes, Australian racing driver
  • Jun 21 Rob Kelly, American football player
  • Jun 22 Mark Wetges, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 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 Lee Cole, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire), born in Riverside, California
  • 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

Person of interestDerek Jeter

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

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 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 Karim Abdul-Jabaar, running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 28 Rob Dyrdek, Professional skateboarder
  • Jun 30 Melanie Lambert American ice skater
  • Jun 30 Hezekiel Sepeng, Potchefstroom South Africa, South African athlete

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

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

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas

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