On This Day

June 1976 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 3 Test Cricket debut of Mike Brearley v West Indies (0 & 17)
  • Jun 5 108th Belmont: Angel Cordero Jr riding Bold Forbes wins in 2:29
  • 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 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 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 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 WS shortstop Toby Harrah plays DH without touching a batted ball

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Camille Martens, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 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 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 footballer
  • 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 quaterback Terry Bradshaw (27) weds ice skater JoJo Starbuck (25) at Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles
  • Jun 21 Country singer Reba McEntire (21) weds national steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 11 Jim Konstanty, American MLB relief pitcher (NL MVP 1950), 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 30 Firpo Marberry, baseball player (b. 1898)