On This Day

June 1975 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardLPGA Championship

Jun 1 LPGA Championship, Pine Ridge GC: Kathy Whitworth wins her 3rd LPGA C'ship by 1 stroke from Sandra Haynie

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 California Angel Nolan Ryan 4th no-hitter beats Baltimore Orioles, 1-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jun 6 Nolan Ryan's bid for 2nd no-hitter broken in 6th inning
  • Jun 7 Sri Lanka's 1st one-day international, v WI Cricket World Cup
  • Jun 9 107th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Avatar wins in 2:28.2
  • Jun 11 One-day international cricket debut of Javed Miandad aged 17 yrs 364 days

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

Jun 12 Hank Aaron's 1st HR in Milwaukee since 1965

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 14 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 for her 2nd of 7 French singles titles

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 15 French Open Men's Tennis: Sweden's Björn Borg retains title; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 6-2, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • Jun 18 Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs in a single Red Sox game in a 15-1 victory over the Tigers
  • Jun 18 Gary Gilmour takes 6-14 in Cricket World Cup semi v England
  • Jun 21 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: Player of the Match Clive Lloyd scores 102 as West Indies beats Australia by 17 runs; first major limited overs One Day International (ODI) tournament
  • Jun 21 Ruffian leads all the way to win the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont and clinch American thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies
  • Jun 23 US Open Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Lou Graham defeats John Mahaffey by 2 strokes in an 18-hole Monday playoff to win his only major championship
  • Jun 28 Reigning PGA Championship winner Lee Trevino and playing partners Jerry Heard, Bobby Nichols, Jim Ahern and Tony Jacklin are struck by lightning at Western Open; suffer minor burns
  • Jun 28 The South African rugby team beats France 33-18 in Pretoria
  • Jun 29 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St. George's CC: JoAnne Carner wins in a playoff with Carol Mann

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 30 Muhammad Ali retains his world heavyweight boxing crown by beating Englishman Joe Bugner by unanimous points decision in a re-match in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Michal Grosek, Gottwaldov Cze, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jun 2 Dontae' Jones, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Jun 2 Sally Newmarch, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 3 Jamie Nails, offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jun 3 José Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player (New York Yankees), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Jun 4 Betty Okino, Uganda, US gymnast (Olympic-92)
  • Jun 4 Dinanath Ramnarine, cricketer (Trinidad & Tobago leg-spinner)
  • Jun 4 Henry Burris, American Football Quarterback
  • Jun 5 Zydrunas Ilgauskas, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Jun 6 Niklas Sundstrom, Ornskoldsvik Swe, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
  • Jun 7 Allen Iverson, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Jun 8 Bryan McCabe, St Catherines, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • Jun 9 Andrew Symonds, cricketer (Birmingham, brilliant Qld & Gloucs batsman)
  • Jun 9 Carolyne Lepage, 48 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 9 Paul Agostino, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 9 Otto Addo, Ghanaian footballer
  • Jun 9 Jeff Saturday, American football player
  • Jun 10 Henrik Pedersen, Danish footballer
  • Jun 10 Risto Jussilainen, Finnish ski jumper
  • Jun 11 Thomas Bimis, Greek diver (Olympic gold 2004), born in Athens, Greece
  • Jun 12 Ryan Tucker, American NFL center (St Louis Rams), born in Midland, Texas
  • Jun 13 Dave Roche, Lindsay, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • Jun 13 Riccardo Scimeca, English footballer
  • Jun 14 A J Mleczko, American ice hockey forward, broadcaster (Olympics gold 1998; NBC), born in Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • Jun 15 Rachel Wacholder, American beach volleyballer
  • Jun 16 Asa Carlsson, Vasteras Sweden, tennis star (1995 Futures-Stockholm)
  • Jun 17 Petra Vaarakallio, Finnish ice hockey center (Olympics bronze 1998), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jun 18 Aleksandrs Koliņko, Latvian footballer
  • Jun 18 Martin St. Louis, Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 19 Anthony Parker, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Jun 19 Brandon Mitchell, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • Jun 20 Daniel Zítka, Czech footballer
  • Jun 23 Alexander Serikow, Landshut GER, hockey forward (Team Germany)
  • Jun 23 Jane Jamieson, Australian heptathlete (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 23 Kevin Dyson, American football player
  • Jun 24 Marek Malik, Czech ice hockey player
  • Jun 25 Alberto Costa, Spanish professional tennis player, born in Lleida, Spain
  • Jun 25 Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess grandmaster, born in Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai, Russia
  • Jun 26 Terry Skiverton, English football player (Yeovil Town), born in Mile End, England
  • Jun 27 Porter Collins, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 27 Sarah Evanetz, 100m butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jun 27 Daryle Ward, American baseball player (Houston Astros), born in Lynwood, California
  • Jun 28 Chad Green, American baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dunkirk, New York
  • Jun 29 Mathew Gates, British-American dance skater (& Chalom-1995 Nat Jr champ), born in Hitchin, England
  • Jun 30 Natasha Sturgess, Australian mistral sailor (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestRalf Schumacher

Jun 30 Ralf Schumacher, German Formula 1 race car driver, born in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Ralf Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Ralf Schumacher

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 5 Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b. 1916)
  • Jun 17 Sid Gordon, American baseball player, dies at 57
  • Jun 28 Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (b. 1941)