June 1981 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 Astro's Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as all-time walk leader (1,777)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jun 6 113th Belmont: George Martens aboard Summing wins in 2:29
  • Jun 7 Sandra Post wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 7 80th Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Ivan Lendl (6-1, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 7 80th Women's French Open: Hana Mandlikova beats Sylvia Hanika (6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika
  • Jun 8 Seattle Mariners draft Mike Moore #1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 10 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jun 11 Mariners beat Orioles 8-2 at Kingdome, then players go on strike
  • Jun 12 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 12 Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 for WBC heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 14 27th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Jun 18 Test cricket debut of Terry Alderman, v England at Trent Bridge
  • Jun 21 81st US Golf Open: David Graham shoots 273 at Merion GC in Ardmore Pa
  • Jun 21 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Jun 23 Longest game in Professional Baseball: Pawtucket Red Sox finally beat Rochester Red Wings 3-2 in 33 innings (game began 18th April)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 28 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player
  • Jun 2 Chin-hui Tsao, Taiwanese baseball player
  • Jun 2 Nikolay Davydenko, Russian professional tennis pl
  • Jun 4 Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer
  • Jun 7 Tyler Johnson, baseball player
Tennis Player Anna Kournikova
Tennis Player
Anna Kournikova
  • Jun 7 Stephen Bywater, British goalkeeper
  • Jun 7 Kevin Kyle, Scottish footballer
  • Jun 8 Matteo Meneghello, Italian racing driver
  • Jun 10 Burton O'Brien, Scottish footballer
  • Jun 11 Emiliano Moretti, Italian footballer
  • Jun 15 Jeremy Reed, American baseball player
  • Jun 16 Miguel Villalta, Peruvian footballer
  • Jun 16 Benjamin Becker, German tennis player
  • Jun 16 Kevin Bieksa, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 17 Kyle Boller, American football quarterback
  • Jun 17 Shane Watson, Australian cricket all-rounder
  • Jun 20 Ardian Gashi, Albanian-Norwegian footballer
  • Jun 21 Yann Danis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 22 Lisa Moro, Victoria Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 25 Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
  • Jun 29 Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
  • Jun 29 Joe Johnson, American basketball player
  • Jun 30 Can Artam, Turkish racing driver
  • Jun 30 Matt Kirk, Canadian football Player
  • Jun 30 Ben Utecht, American football Player

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 3 Eric Dalton, South African cricketer (698 runs for South Africa at 31 72), dies at 74
  • Jun 28 Terry Fox, Canadian one-legged marathoner, dies of cancer at 22