On This Day

June 1976 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 3 Test Cricket debut of Mike Brearley v West Indies (0 & 17)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 108th Belmont: Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr., riding Bold Forbes wins his only Belmont classic

  • Jun 6 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 8 Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1

AgreementContract of Interest

Jun 8 Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 13 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Cedar Brae CC: Donna Caponi wins in a playoff with Judy Rankin

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Jun 13 French Open Women's Tennis: Sue Barker of England claims her lone major singles title; beats Renáta Tomanová of Czechoslovakia 6-2, 0-6, 6-2
  • Jun 14 12th Mayor's Trophy Game Yanks beat Mets 8-4
  • Jun 14 French Open Men's Tennis: Adriano Panatta of Italy beats American Harold Solomon 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 for his lone Grand Slam singles title
  • Jun 15 In a blockbuster MLB trade, NY Yankees send May, Martinez, Pagan, MacGregor & Demsey to Baltimore Orioles for Holtzman, Alexander, Grant Jackson, Elrod Henrick & Jim Freeman
  • Jun 15 Rain out! Astrodome cancels game heavy rains make it difficult for visiting team and umpires to get through flooded streets to the stadium
  • Jun 17 ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets & Spurs) merges into NBA
  • Jun 18 St Louis Cards Lou Brock & Hector Cruz hit inside-the-park HRs
  • Jun 18 Bowie Kuhn voids A's sales, totaling $35 million, of Joe Rudi & Rollie Fingers to Red Sox, & Vida Blue to Yankees
  • Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Atlanta AC: Tour rookie Jerry Pate wins his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Al Geiberger and Tom Weiskopf
  • Jun 20 UEFA European Championship Final, Red Star Stadium, Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Czechoslovakia upsets West Germany, 5-3 on penalties following 2-2 draw a.e.t
  • Jun 22 SD Padre pitcher Randy Jones ties record of 68 innings without a walk
  • Jun 25 Ranger Toby Harrah is only shortstop not to handle a fielding chance in doubleheader
  • Jun 26 Washington Senators player Toby Harrah plays an entire doubleheader at shortstop without a single chance in the field

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Marlon Devonish, MBE, English athlete (Olympic gold GB 4x100m relay 2004; World Indoor C'ship gold 200m 2003), born in Coventry, England
  • Jun 2 Elly Hutton, Australian 100m sprinter (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 2 Josef Marha, Havl-brod Cze, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
  • Jun 2 Earl Boykins, American basketball player
  • Jun 3 Jamie McMurray, American NASCAR driver
  • Jun 6 Geoff Rowley, British skateboarder
  • Jun 7 David Diaz, American light welterweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 8 Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player (3 Grand Slam titles, Olympic gold 1996), born in Palos Verdes, California
  • Jun 8 Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player
  • Jun 10 Freddy García, American baseball player
  • Jun 10 Stefan Postma, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 12 Thomas Sørensen, Danish football goalkeeper, born in Fredericia, Denmark
  • Jun 14 Massimo Oddo, Italian football player
  • Jun 16 Frank van Twillert, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Jun 17 Sven Nys, Belgian mountainbiker & cyclo-crosser, born in Bonheiden, Belgium
  • Jun 19 Darnell Autry, running back (Chicago Bears)
  • Jun 19 Bryan Hughes, English footballer
  • Jun 20 Carlos Lee, Panamanian baseball player
  • Jun 20 Rob Mackowiak, American baseball player
  • Jun 20 Juliano Belletti, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 21 Antonio Cochran, American football player
  • Jun 21 Nigel Lappin, Australian Rules Football defender (Brisbane Lions premiers 2001-03), born in Corowa, New South Wales
  • Jun 23 Paola Suarez, Argentinian tennis star (1995 Futures-Buenos Aires), born in Pergamino, Argentina
  • Jun 23 Wade Barrett, American soccer player
  • Jun 23 Brandon Stokley, American football player
  • Jun 23 Patrick Vieira, French footballer
  • Jun 24 Tyce Routson, Bellevue Wash, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 25 José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer, born in Santa Lucía, Uruguay
  • Jun 26 Ed Jovanoski, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Jun 26 Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler v Pakistan 1996), born in Plumtree, Matabeleland
  • Jun 26 Chad Pennington, American football player (New York Jets), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jun 27 Johnny Estrada, American baseball player, born in Hayward, California
  • Jun 28 Shinobu Asagoe, Japanese tennis player, born in Hyōgo, Japan
  • Jun 28 Seth Wescott, American snowboarder (Olympic gold 2006,10), born in Durham, North Carolina

Weddings in Sport

  • Jun 6 Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw (27) weds ice skater JoJo Starbuck (25) at Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles

LovePerson of Interest

Jun 21 Country singer Reba McEntire (21) weds national steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles

Country Singer Reba McEntire
Country Singer
Reba McEntire

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 11 Jim Konstanty, American MLB relief pitcher (MLB All Star 1950; NL MVP 1950; Philadelphia Phillies), dies at 59
  • Jun 15 Jimmy Dykes, American MLB infielder, manager (All Star 1933-34), dies at 79
  • Jun 20 Lou Klein, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • Jun 23 Dehart Hubbard, American athlete (Olympic gold, long jump 1924; first African American to win individual event; WR 7.89m 1925), dies at 72
  • Jun 30 Firpo Marberry, baseball player (b. 1898)