On This Day

June 1984 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
  • Jun 1 Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of USSR snatches a record 211 kg

Sport awardLPGA 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

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Sport awardUS 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 NY Mets draft Shawn Abner, 17, #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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jun 10 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 10 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • 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

Sport awardUS 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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, first Mongolian athlete win gold medal from Olympics
  • Jun 1 Oliver Tielemans, Dutch racing driver
  • Jun 4 Ian White, Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 8 Javier Mascherano, Argentine footballer
  • Jun 9 Yulieski Gourriel, Cuban baseball player
  • Jun 9 Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 9 Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer
  • 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
  • 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 player
  • Jun 18 Mateus, Angolan footballer
  • Jun 18 Janne Happonen, Finnish ski jumper
  • Jun 22 Jerome Taylor, West Indies international cricketer
  • Jun 22 Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player
  • Jun 22 Dustin Johnson, American golfer (US Open 2016; Ryder Cup 2010, 12, 16, 18), 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

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

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

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

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

Person of interestClarence Campbell

Jun 24 Clarence Campbell, Canadian NHL president, dies at 78

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell