On This Day

June 1984 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
  • Jun 1 Russian super heavyweight weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev snatches world record 211 kg

LPGA Championship

Jun 3 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Defending champion Patty Sheehan finishes 10 strokes ahead of runners-up Pat Bradley and Beth Daniel

US Golf Open

Jun 4 1960 champion Arnold Palmer fails to qualify for the US Open Golf Championship for the first time in 32 years

  • Jun 4 MLB Draft: New York Mets take Mechanicsburg Area Senior HS outfielder Shawn Abner at #1
  • Jun 9 116th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr.aboard Swale wins in 2:27.2
  • Jun 9 Jurgen Hingsen of West Germany sets record for decathlon, 8,798 pts

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 9 French Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-3, 6-1; 2nd women in Open Era to hold all 4 Grand Slam titles at once

  • Jun 10 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 10 French Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins 1st career Grand Slam title; beats John McEnroe 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5

  • Jun 12 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3, to win the championship title

Sports History

Jun 15 American boxer Thomas Hearns retains WBC light middleweight title with 2 round KO of Roberto Durán of Panama at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas; marks first time in his illustrious career Durán knocked out

  • Jun 16 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race

US Golf Open

Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Fuzzy Zoeller beats Greg Norman of Australia by 8 strokes in a Monday 18-hole playoff to win his first Open title

  • Jun 20 Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam & 14th lifetime
  • Jun 22 Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins

Baseball Record

Jun 24 Joe Morgan sets career HR mark for 2nd basemen with #265

  • Jun 24 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Arnold Palmer wins 2nd straight Champions Tour major by 3 strokes ahead of Peter Thomson of Australia

Sports History

Jun 27 UEFA European Championship Final, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Michel Platini & Bruno Bellone score as France beats Spain, 2-0

  • Jun 27 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts

Sports History

Jun 29 Orel Hershiser begins string of making every sched start until 1990


Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, Mongolian judoka (Olympic gold -100kg 2008; silver 2012; first Mongolian Olympic gold medallist), born in Saikhan sum, Bulgan Province, Mongolia
  • Jun 1 Jean Beausejour, Chilean soccer left wing-back (107 caps; Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Universidad de Chile), born in Santiago, Chile
  • Jun 4 Ian White, Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 8 Javier Mascherano, Argentine footballer
  • Jun 9 Yulieski Gourriel, Cuban baseball player, born in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba
  • Jun 9 Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 9 Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer, born in Shiraz, Iran
  • Jun 10 Dirk Van Tichelt, Belgian judoka
  • Jun 11 Vágner Love, Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jun 11 Andy Lee, Irish boxer, born in Bow, London, England
  • Jun 13 Nery Castillo, Mexican-Uruguayan footballer, born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico
  • Jun 14 Lorenzo Booker, American football player
  • Jun 15 Tim Lincecum, American baseball player
  • Jun 16 Steven Whittaker, Scottish Footballer
  • Jun 16 Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey left wing (#1 pick NHL Draft 2002; 6 x NHL All Star; Olympic gold 2010, 14; World C'ship gold 2007; Columbus BJs, NY Rangers), born in Brampton, Ontario
  • Jun 18 Janne Happonen, Finnish ski jumper, born in Kuopio, Finland
  • Jun 19 Mateus Galiano da Costa, Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola
  • Jun 22 Jerome Taylor, West Indies international cricketer
  • Jun 22 Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player (Davis Cup 2010), born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Jun 22 Dustin Johnson, American golfer (US Open 2016; Ryder Cup 2010, 12, 16, 18; FedEx Cup 2020), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Jun 24 J.J. Redick, American basketball player
  • Jun 26 Elijah Dukes, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in Homestead, Florida
  • Jun 26 Raymond Felton, American basketball player (New York Knicks), born in Marion, South Carolina
  • Jun 26 Deron Williams, American basketball player, born in Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • Jun 26 J. J. Barea, Puerto Rican basketball player, born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • Jun 27 Gökhan Inler, Swiss footballer (İstanbul Başakşehir), born in Olten, Switzerland
  • Jun 30 Gabriel Badilla, Costa Rican footballer, born in San José, Costa Rica

Weddings in Sport

Ernie Banks

Jun 14 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (53) weds Marjorie Wardlawholm

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 6 Bill Voce, cricketer (key player of the Bodyline series), dies
  • Jun 16 Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (b. 1895)
  • Jun 17 Swale, Kentucky Derby winner, collapses & dies