On This Day

June 1985 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 West Indian cricket batsman Viv Richards scores 300 in a day on the way to 322 in a tour match against Warwickshire at Taunton; 42 fours and 8 sixes of 258 balls

Sport awardLPGA Championship

Jun 2 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Nancy Lopez wins by 8 shots from fellow American Alice Miller

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Jun 3 Brewers draft B J Surhoff #1
  • Jun 5 Steve Cauthen wins aboard Slip Anchor at Epsom Downs to become the only jockey to win both the Kentucky Derby (1978) and The Derby
  • Jun 8 117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 8 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 for her 17th Grand Slam title and 6th French singles crown

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardNBA Finals

Jun 9 NBA Championship, Boston Garden: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 111-100 for a 4 games to 2 series victory; Finals MVP: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 9 French Open Men's Tennis: Sweden's Mats Wilander wins 4th career Grand Slam title; beats Czech star Ivan Lendl 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 15 Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • Jun 16 US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: 1978 champion Andy North wins by 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Dave Barr, T C Chen and Denis Watson
  • Jun 16 Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 23 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Defending champion Arnold Palmer wins his final major by 11 shots from Miller Barber, Lee Elder, Gene Littler & Charles Owens

  • Jun 30 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Edgewood Tahore GC: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Roberto De Vincenzo for back-to-back Senior Open titles

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopian athlete (5,000m WR 14:11.15 2008; Olympic gold 5000m, 10000m 2008; 10000m 2012), born in Bekoji, Arsi Province, Ethiopia
  • Jun 1 Dinesh Karthik, Indian cricket wicket-keeper and batsman (26 Tests, 63 dismissals; 94 ODI; 32 T20I), born in Udangudi, India
  • Jun 4 Lukas Podolski, Polish-born footballer
  • Jun 4 Evan Lysacek, American figure skater
  • Jun 5 Kenny De Ketele, Belgian cyclist
  • Jun 8 Alexandre Despatie, French-Canadian diver
  • Jun 10 Kristina Lundberg, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Jun 10 Vasilis Torosidis, Greek footballer
  • Jun 12 Sam Thaiday, Australian professional rugby league player (Brisbane Broncos), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jun 13 Danny Syvret, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 13 Filipe Albuquerque, Portuguese racing driver
  • Jun 14 Andrew Bonner, Scottish football player
  • Jun 14 Andy Soucek, Spanish racing driver
  • Jun 17 Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot professional tennis player
  • Jun 17 Rafael Sóbis, Brazilian footballer, born in Erechim, Brazil
  • Jun 20 Souleymane Mamam, Togolese footballer
  • Jun 20 Darko Miličić, Serbian basketball player (Detroit Pistons), born in Novi Sad, Serbia, Yugoslavia
  • Jun 21 Anthony Morelli, American football player
  • Jun 21 Byron Schammer, AFL footballer
  • Jun 22 Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Greek-Cameroonian basketball player
  • Jun 27 Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player (US Open 2004, French Open 2009), born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Jun 27 Nico Rosberg, German Finnish race car driver (F1 World Champion 2016), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany
  • Jun 27 James Hook, Welsh rugby player, born in Port Talbot, Wales
  • Jun 28 Phil Bardsley, English football player (Burnley), born in Salford, England
  • Jun 29 Quintin Demps, American football player (Philadelphia Eagles), born in San Antonio, Texas

Person of interestMichael Phelps

Jun 30 Michael Phelps, American swimmer (record 23 Olympic gold medals), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Jun 30 Fabiana Vallejos, Argentine footballer
  • Jun 30 Cody Runnels, American wrestler

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 10 Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates), dies of cancer at 68
  • Jun 15 Len Hopwood, cricketer (took 0-155 in two Tests Eng v Aust 1934), dies
  • Jun 15 Percy Fender, English cricketer (13 Tests for England, 380 runs 29 wkts), dies at 92
  • Jun 15 Andy Stanfield, American athlete (b. 1927)
  • Jun 28 Jimmy Thomson, Scottish golfer (US Open 1935, PGA C'ship 1936 runner-up), dies at 76