June 1978 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Cricket Test debut of David Gower, v Pakistan, Edgbaston, scores 58
  • Jun 3 Phillies Dave Johnson is 1st to hit 2 pinch hit grand slams in a year
  • Jun 7 32nd NBA Championship: Wash Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 8 Braves draft Bob Horner #1

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 9 Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Jun 10 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen wins aboard Affirmed to wrap up the Triple Crown

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 11 LPGA Championship, Jack Nicklaus GC: Nancy Lopez wins by 6 strokes from fellow American Amy Alcott

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas 6-1, 6-1, 6-3

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 77th Women's French Open: Virginia Ruzici beats Mima Jausovec (6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • Jun 16 Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0
  • Jun 18 78th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 285 at Cherry Hill CC in Denver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Ian Botham takes 8-34 v Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • Jun 20 1st 6 teams of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL) granted-Iowa, NJ, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota & Dayton
  • Jun 25 FIFA World Cup Final: Striker Mario Kempes scores 2 goals as Argentina beats the Netherlands 3-1 a.e.t. in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jun 30 Larry Doby becomes manager of Chicago White Sox

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Karen Kwan, figure skater (1995 Pac Coast Sr champ), born in Torrance, California
  • Jun 5 Fernando Meira, Portuguese football player
  • Jun 9 Elizabeth Reid, Fairfax Va, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 9 Miroslav Klose, German footballer
  • Jun 10 Brian West, American soccer player
  • Jun 11 Joshua Jackson, American actor (Dawson's Creek, Fringe), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jun 14 Steve Bégin, French-Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 14 Annia Hatch, Cuban-American gymnast
  • Jun 15 Wilfred Bouma, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 15 Zach Day, American baseball player
  • Jun 16 Dainius Zubrus, Lithuanian ice hockey player
  • Jun 17 Isabelle Delobel, French European ice dancer
  • Jun 19 Tyson Dux, Canadian wrestler
  • Jun 19 Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player
  • Jun 19 Claudio Vargas, Dominican baseball player
  • Jun 20 LaVar Arrington, American football player
  • Jun 20 Frank Lampard, English footballer
  • Jun 20 Jan-Paul Saeijs, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 20 Bobby Seay, American baseball player
  • Jun 21 Cristiano Lupatelli, Italian footballer
  • Jun 21 Dejan Ognjanović, Montenegrin football player
  • Jun 22 Champ Bailey, American football player
  • Jun 22 Dan Wheldon, British race car driver
  • Jun 23 Matt Light, American football player
  • Jun 24 Pantelis Kafes, Greek footballer
  • Jun 24 Shunsuke Nakamura, Japanese footballer
  • Jun 24 Juan Román Riquelme, Argentine footballer
  • Jun 24 Luis García, Spanish footballer
  • Jun 25 Luke Scott, American baseball player (Tampa Bay Rays), born in DeLeon Springs, Florida