On This Day

June 1983 in Sports History

Events in Sport

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 4 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec of Yugoslavia 6-1, 6-2 for her 15th Grand Slam title and 5th French singles crown

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 5 French Open: Home town favourite Yannick Noah wins his 1st and only career Grand Slam title; beats defending champion Mats Wilander of Sweden 6-2, 7-5, 7-6

  • Jun 6 Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1

Sports History

Jun 7 MLB Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton temporarily passes Houston Astro Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out

  • Jun 8 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • Jun 8 East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.81) in Berlin, Germany
  • Jun 9 Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, v Australia
  • Jun 11 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr.aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8
  • Jun 11 MLB Cardinals outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into Hyland Center in St. Louis, a drug rehabilitation facility
  • Jun 11 Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14

LPGA Championship

Jun 12 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Patty Sheehan comes from 7 strokes behind with a final round a 66 (−6) to finish 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Sandra Haynie

  • Jun 12 Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia
  • Jun 12 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Miller Barber inaugural champion by 1 stroke from Gene Littler

Sports History

Jun 15 Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey

  • Jun 16 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal

US Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: Larry Nelson wins by 1 shot from Tom Watson in a storm affected Monday finish

  • Jun 20 New York Yankees 5-time MLB All Star outfielder Bobby Murcer retires

Sports History

Jun 21 Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

  • Jun 22 NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
  • Jun 24 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
  • Jun 25 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: India upsets West Indies by 43 runs to win first title; Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 off 7 overs, Player of the Match
  • Jun 25 Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
  • Jun 27 Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning

Sports History

Jun 29 40 year old Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr. wins his 5,000th race with a victory in the last race at Belmont; 4th jockey to achieve milestone


Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 2 Christopher Higgins, American ice hockey player
  • Jun 4 Emmanuel Eboué, Ivorian footballer
  • Jun 5 Bill Bray, American MLB player, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Jun 5 Marques Colston, American football player (New Orleans Saints), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Kim Clijsters

Jun 8 Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player (4-time Grand Slam titles), born in Bilzen, Belgium

  • Jun 9 Danny Richar, Dominican baseball player
  • Jun 11 José Reyes, Dominican-American baseball player, born in Villa González, Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Jun 11 Chuck Hayes, American basketball player, born in San Leandro, California
  • Jun 12 Bryan Habana, South African rugby player (South Africa national team), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jun 12 Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player (Portland Thorns FC), born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jun 13 Matt Allison, British racing driver
  • Jun 13 Jason Spezza, Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 14 John Stocco, American football player
  • Jun 15 Derek Anderson, American football player
  • Jun 16 Armend Dallku, Albanian footballer
  • Jun 19 Mark Selby, British snooker player (world champion 2014, 16-17), born in Leicester, England
  • Jun 20 Darren Sproles, American football player
  • Jun 20 Josh Childress, American basketball player
  • Jun 27 Dale Steyn, South African cricketer, born in Phalaborwa, South Africa
  • Jun 30 Marlin Jackson, American football player, born in Sharon, Pennsylvania

Weddings in Sport

  • Jun 24 "NBC Sports" sportscaster Bob Costas (31) weds Carole Randall Krumenacher