On This Day

June 1980 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 3 NY Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Jun 7 112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 7 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert retains title; beats Virginia Ruzici of Romania 6-0, 6-3 for her 10th Grand Slam singles crown

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici
  • Jun 8 LPGA Championship, Jack Nicklaus GC: South African Sally Little wins first of her 2 major titles, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Jane Blalock

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 8 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins 3rd straight French title; beats American Vitas Gerulaitis 6-4, 6-1, 6-2

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jun 9 Phillies and SF Giants end their game at 3:11 AM

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 15 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Jack Nicklaus sets new tournament scoring record 272 (-8) to win his 4th Open title, 2 strokes ahead of Isao Aoki of Japan

  • Jun 15 Jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game
  • Jun 20 California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 HRs & double to beat Red Sox 20-2
  • Jun 20 Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous points decision
  • Jun 22 UEFA European Championship Final, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy: Horst Hrubesch scores a double as Germany beats Belgium, 2-1
  • Jun 23 West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)
  • Jun 24 Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, 1st horse to win $2 million
  • Jun 27 Dodgers' Jerry Reuss no-hits SF Giants 8-0
  • Jun 28 The South African Springbok rugby team lead by Morné du Plessis beats the British Lions 12-10 in Port Elizabeth to lead 3-0 in the series
  • Jun 29 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Roberto De Vicenzo of Argentina wins inaugural event by 4 strokes ahead of amateur William C. Campbell; his Champions Tour debut

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestAbby Wambach

Jun 2 Abby Wambach, American Soccer player (world record for international goals), born in Rochester, New York

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach
  • Jun 3 Lazaros Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • Jun 4 François Beauchemin, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 5 Sutee Suksomkit, Thai football player
  • Jun 6 Matt Belisle, American baseball player
  • Jun 6 Martin Devaney, English footballer
  • Jun 9 Mike Fontenot, American baseball player
  • Jun 9 Lehlohonolo Seema, Lesotho footballer
  • Jun 9 Udonis Haslem, American basketball player
  • Jun 10 Francelino Matuzalem, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 11 Yhency Brazobán, Dominican baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Jun 11 Jeong Jang, South Korean golfer (Women's British Open 2005), born in Daejeon, South Korea
  • Jun 12 Larry Foote, American football linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jun 12 Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby union player, born in Padua, Veneto, Italy
  • Jun 13 Florent Malouda, French footballer
  • Jun 13 Markus Winkelhock, German racing driver
  • Jun 13 Darius Vassell, English footballer
  • Jun 15 Almudena Cid, Spanish gymnast
  • Jun 16 Daré Nibombé, Togolese footballer
  • Jun 16 Martin Stranzl, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 17 Andee Pickens, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jun 17 Brittney McConn, Largo Fla, figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr champ)

Person of interestVenus Williams

Jun 17 Venus Williams, American tennis star considered one of the all-time greats of women's tennis, born in Lynwood, California

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • Jun 18 Antonio Gates, American football player
  • Jun 18 Craig Mottram, Australian middle distance runner
  • Jun 19 Adel Abdulaziz, Emiratie football player
  • Jun 19 Dante Robinson, American football player
  • Jun 20 Carlo Festuccia, Italian rugby union footballer
  • Jun 20 Fabian Wegmann, German road racing cyclist
  • Jun 20 Franco Semioli, Italian footballer
  • Jun 21 Sendy Rleal, Dominican baseball player
  • Jun 21 Richard Jefferson, American basketball player
  • Jun 23 Ramnaresh Sarwan, Guyanese cricketer
  • Jun 23 Francesca Schiavone, Italian tennis player (French Open 2010), born in Milan, Italy
  • Jun 24 Cicinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 24 Andrew Jones, Australian racing driver
  • Jun 26 Michael Vick, American football player (Atlanta Falcons), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Jun 26 Chris Shelton, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jun 27 Kevin Pietersen, English cricketer, born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Jun 27 Craig Terrill, American football player, born in Lebanon, Indiana
  • Jun 29 Martin Truex Jr, American auto racer (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion 2017), born in Mayetta, New Jersey
  • Jun 30 Rade Prica, Swedish footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 1 Rube Marquard, American baseball pitcher, dies at 90
  • Jun 10 Denys Morkel, South African cricketer (batsman scored 663 runs 1927-32), dies
  • Jun 18 André Leducq, French cyclist (Tour de France 1930, 32; Olympic gold road race 1924), dies at 76