On This Day

June 1982 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Baseball Record

Jun 1 Oakland A's left fielder Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases in 3-2 win over Boston Red Sox to become fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a MLB season

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 5 French Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats American teenager Andrea Jaeger 7-6, 6-1 for her first French singles crown

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 6 French Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins his first career Grand Slam title; beats Guillermo Vilas of Argentina 1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4

Sports History

Jun 7 LA Dodger Steve Garvey is 5th to play in 1,000 consecutive games

Sports History

Jun 7 NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers

  • Jun 7 Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game & goes 0-for-4
  • Jun 8 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 11 Defending champion Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for WBC and The Ring heavyweight boxing titles at Caesars Palace, LV, Nevada

  • Jun 13 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Jan Stephenson of Australia wins by 2 strokes from JoAnne Carner

US Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Tom Watson wins his only US Open by 2 strokes from Jack Nicklaus

Sports History

Jun 20 Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)

  • Jun 22 Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place
  • Jun 30 New Jersey NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting; legend of the Jersey Devil, a creature that allegedly inhabited the Pine Barrens of South Jersey

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Justine Henin, Belgian tennis player (7 x Grand Slam singles titles; Olympic gold 2004; WTA Tour C'ship 2006, 07; 43 x WTA singles titles), born in Liège, Belgium
  • Jun 3 Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian pole vaulter (Olympic gold 2004, 08), born in Volgograd, Russia
  • Jun 7 Virgil Vasquez, American baseball player
  • Jun 8 Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
  • Jun 8 Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player
  • Jun 10 Tara Lipinski, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1998; World C'ship gold 1997) and broadcaster (NBC), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 11 Eldar Rønning, Norwegian cross-country skier, born in Levanger, Norway
  • Jun 11 Joey Graham, American basketball player (Toronto Raptors), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 11 Stephen Graham, American basketball player, born in Wilmington, Delaware

Diana Taurasi

Jun 11 Diana Taurasi, American basketball player (10 x WNBA All Star, Phoenix Mercury; Olympic gold 2004, 08, 12, 16, 20), born in Glendale, California

  • Jun 12 Loïc Duval, French racing driver (Audi Sport), born in Chartres, France
  • Jun 13 Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete (Olympic gold 10,000m 2004, 08; 5,000m 2008; World C'ship gold 10,000m 2003, 05, 07, 09; 5,000m 2009; 11 x World Cross Country gold), born in Bekoji, Ethiopia
  • Jun 14 Jamie Green, British racing driver
  • Jun 15 Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi cricketer who took 600 first class wickets, born in Khulna, Bangladesh
  • Jun 16 Chris Wingert, American soccer player, born in Babylon, New York
  • Jun 17 Marek Svatoš, Slovakian ice hockey player
  • Jun 19 David Pollack, American football player
  • Jun 19 Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player
  • Jun 22 Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
  • Jun 24 Kevin Nolan, English footballer and coach (West Ham), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 24 Jarret Stoll, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 25 Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jun 30 Mitch Maier, American baseball player and coach, born in Petoskey, Michigan

Deaths in Sport

Satchel Paige

Jun 8 Satchel Paige, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star), dies of a heart attack at 75

  • Jun 13 Ken Mackay, Australian cricketer (Aussie all-rounder 1956-63), dies at 56
  • Jun 13 Peter Maivia, wrestler (b. 1935)