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June 1977 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Dutch soccer club FC Volendam is established as a result of split up with RKSV; 6-time Eerste Divisie champions
  • Jun 3 Baltimore Orioles pull their 6th triple play (9-6-4-6-6 vs KC Royals)

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

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 Los Angeles Dodgers retire Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager Walter Alston's #24

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 NY Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 MLB Cleveland Indians fire manager Frank Robinson and replace him with Jeff Torborg

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • Jun 19 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks
  • Jun 23 13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 6-4
  • Jun 25 8th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 13-12

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 27 Willie McCovey smashes 2 HRs in inning for 2nd time (Apr 12, 1973)

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Willie Stargell hits his 400th career HR

Hall of Fame Baseball Player Willie Stargell
Hall of Fame Baseball Player
Willie Stargell
  • Jun 30 Yankee DH Cliff Johnson hit 3 consecutive HRs in Toronto

Birthdays in Sport

  • 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, Canadian, ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd), born in Ville LaSalle, Quebec
  • 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 NFL player, born in Marshfield, Wisconsin
  • 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