June 1974 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 2 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Baltimore Golf Classic
  • Jun 4 NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 As' Reggie Jackson & 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
  • Jun 9 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Desert Inn Golf Classic

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Jun 16 Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 16 73rd Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Manuel Orantes (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 20th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
  • 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 2nd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Carole Jo Skala

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Akis Zikos, Greek footballer
  • Jun 2 Tammy Holmes, female outfielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Berkeley, California
  • 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-96)
  • Jun 4 Johnny Taylor, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
  • Jun 5 Russ Ortiz, American baseball player
  • Jun 6 Brooke Wilkins, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jun 6 Patrick Hape, tight end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Jun 7 Jason Caswell, Winnipeg Manitoba, Skeet shooter (Olympics-96)
  • Jun 7 Mahesh Bhupathi, India, tennis pro
  • Jun 8 Gabe Northern, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 9 Jana Nejedly, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96), 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-96)
  • Jun 12 Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
  • Jun 13 Elli Overton, Canadian Australian swimmer (Olympics-5th-92, 96)
  • Jun 13 Harvey Esajas, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Jun 13 Valeri Bure, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-S-98), 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-96), 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-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 25 Lee Cole, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • Jun 25 Leeland McElroy, running back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jun 25 Vernon Crawford, linebacker (New England Patriots)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jun 26 Jason Kendall, catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in San Diego, California
  • Jun 27 Juran Bolden, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jun 28 Atilla Buday, Canadian canoeist (Olympics-96), 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 (b. 1949)
  • Jun 17 Yadavendra Singh, cricketer (Yuvraj of Patiala, Test for India), dies