On This Day

June 1980 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Baseball Record

Jun 1 First baseman Steve Garvey, hits the 7,000th Brooklyn / LA Dodgers home run in a 9-5 loss at home to the Atlanta Braves

Sports History

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

  • Jun 7 112th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Temperence Hill wins in 2:29.8
  • Jun 7 Tommy John wins his 200th, 3-0 on a 2-hitter

French Open Women's Tennis

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

  • Jun 8 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: South African Sally Little wins first of her 2 major titles, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Jane Blalock

French Open Men's Tennis

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

  • Jun 9 Phillies and SF Giants end their game at 3:11 AM

US 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

Sports History

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 22 American golfer Don January beats Mike Souchak by 2 strokes to win the Atlantic City Senior International in Northfield, New Jersey; inaugural tournament of the Senior PGA Tour
  • 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

Abby Wambach

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

  • Jun 3 Lazaros Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • Jun 4 François Beauchemin, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 5 Sutee Suksomkit, Thai football player, born in Trat, Thailand
  • Jun 6 Matt Belisle, American baseball player
  • 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 Brittney McConn, American figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr champ), born in Largo, Florida

Venus Williams

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

  • Jun 18 Antonio Gates, American football player
  • Jun 18 Craig Mottram, Australian middle distance runner (World C'ship bronze 2005, only non-African runner to medal in event since 1987), born in Frankston, Victoria
  • Jun 19 Adel Abdulaziz, Emiratie football player
  • Jun 19 Dante Robinson, American football player
  • Jun 19 Jason White, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2003; unanimous All-American 2003, U of Oklahoma), born in Tuttle, Oklahoma
  • 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 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, born in Ljungby, Sweden

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 1 Rube Marquard, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NL wins leader 1912; NL strikeout leader 1911; no-hitter 1915; NY Giants), dies at 93
  • 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