On This Day

June 1977 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 SC Heerenveen soccer team forms in Heerenveen, Netherlands
  • Jun 1 Dutch soccer club FC Volendam is established (6-time Eerste Divisie champions)
  • Jun 3 Baltimore Orioles pull their 6th triple play (9-6-4-6-6 vs KC Royals)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 4 French Open Women's Tennis: Mima Jaušovec of Yugoslavia wins her lone Grand Slam singles title; beats Florența Mihai of Romania 6-2, 6-7, 6-1

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • Jun 5 31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Philadelphia 76er, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 5 LA Dodgers retire Walt Alston's #24

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 French Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas of Argentina wins first career Grand Slam event; outclasses American Brian Gottfried 6-0, 6-3, 6-0

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • Jun 6 Doobie Brothers sponsor a Golf Classic & Concert for United Way
  • Jun 7 White Sox draft Harold Baines #1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 8 Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jun 10 Al Geiberger becomes the 1st player in history to post a score of 59 (−13) in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, during the 2nd round Danny Thomas Memphis Classic at Colonial CC in Cordova, Tennessee
  • Jun 11 109th Belmont: Jean Cruguet riding Seattle Slew wins in 2:29.6

Sport awardLPGA Championship

Jun 12 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bay Tree Plantation GC: Chako Higuchi of Japan wins her only LPGA major title by 3 from Pat Bradley, Sandra Post & Judy Rankin

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Jun 15 NY Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry
  • Jun 16 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson get into a dug out altercation

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jun 19 US Open Golf, Southern Hills CC: Hubert Green shoots 2-under 278 to beat Lou Graham by 1 stroke
  • Jun 19 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks
  • Jun 25 8th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 13-12

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Brad Wilkerson, American baseball player
  • Jun 1 Richard Williams, British racing driver
  • Jun 3 Travis Hafner, American MLB first baseman (tied MLB record 6 grand slams 2006), born in Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Jun 3 Cris, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 3 Az-Zahir Hakim, American football player
  • Jun 4 Dionisis Chiotis, Greek footballer
  • Jun 4 Alex Manninger, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 4 Quinten Hann, Australian former snooker player
  • Jun 5 Chantal Lefebvre, Ville LaSalle Que, ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd)
  • Jun 6 David Connolly, Irish footballer
  • Jun 7 Marcin Baszczyński, Polish football player
  • Jun 7 Odalis Pérez, Dominican baseball player (Atlanta Braves, LA Dodgers), born in Las Matas de Farfán, Dominican Republic
  • Jun 8 Yvette Basting, Breda Neth, tennis star (1994 Futures-Flensberg-GER)
  • Jun 9 Zephnad Wattimury, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • Jun 9 Peja Stojakovic, Serbian basketball player
  • Jun 10 Mike Rosenthal, American football player, sports radio talk show host
  • Jun 11 Geoff Ogilvy, Australian golfer (US Open 2006; 8 PGA Tour titles), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Jun 13 Alexei Kariozhny, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Jun 14 Chris McAlister, American football player
  • Jun 15 Michael Doleac, American basketball player
  • Jun 16 Kerry Wood, American baseball player
  • Jun 16 Petros Papadakis, American sportscaster, former USC football player
  • Jun 17 Mark Tauscher, American football player
  • Jun 19 Peter Warrick, American NFL running back (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jun 20 Gordan Giriček, Croatian basketball player
  • Jun 23 Hayden Foxe, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 23 Miguel Ángel Angulo, Spanish footballer
  • Jun 24 Cliff Bayer, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 24 Dimosthenis Dikoudis, Greek basketball player
  • Jun 27 Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footballer (Veendam), born in Gniezno, Poland
  • Jun 27 Raúl, Spanish footballer (Real Madrid), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jun 28 Lindsay Lee, American tennis star (1995 Futures-Woodlands TX), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jun 28 Chris Spurling, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jun 29 Sharon Cripps, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics 1996)

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 8 Retired NBA player Bill Russell (43) weds 1968 Miss USA Dorothy Anstett

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 9 Bill Merritt, cricketer (6 Tests of leg-spin for NZ, 12 wkts), dies