On This Day

June 1986 in Sports History

Events in Sport

LPGA Championship

Jun 1 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Pat Bradley birdies final hole to win by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan

Sports History

Jun 5 SD Padre Steve Garvey ejected for 1st time

  • Jun 6 Jurgen Schull sets world discus record (74.07 m)
  • Jun 7 118th Belmont: Chris McCarron aboard Danzig Connect wins in 2:29.8
  • Jun 7 Pirates draft 3rd baseman Jeff King #1

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 7 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 for her 18th and final Grand Slam title and record 7th French singles crown

  • Jun 8 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 8 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Baltimore Orioles beat Yankees 18-9

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 8 French Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins 3rd career Grand Slam title; beats Mikael Pernfors of Sweden 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

Sports History

Jun 9 In a clash of future Baseball Hall of Fame starting pitchers California Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats Tom Seaver of the Chicago WS (306 wins), 3-0 at Comiskey Park

  • Jun 10 A. Bartlett Giamatti succeeds Chub Feeney as President of baseball's National League
  • Jun 13 Los Angeles Dodger Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play

US Golf Open

Jun 15 US Open Men's Golf, Shinnecock Hills GC: Raymond Floyd wins his 4th and final major, 2 strokes ahead of Chip Beck and Lanny Wadkins

Sports History

Jun 20 Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

Contract of Interest

Jun 21 1985 Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson, signs 3-year contract to play baseball with the Kansas City Royals

  • Jun 21 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)
  • Jun 22 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Chi Chi Rodriguez wins his first career major title by 2 strokes from Bruce Crampton of Australia
  • Jun 23 Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)

Sports History

Jun 25 MLB Philadelphia Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release

  • Jun 27 American tennis player Anne White shocks Wimbledon by wearing a white, one-piece, lycra body suit in 1st round match against Pam Shriver; wears regular outfit after rain break
  • Jun 27 Robby Thompson (SF Giants) sets record, caught stealing 4 times in 1 game
  • Jun 29 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Argentina beats West Germany, 3-2 in front of 114,600
  • Jun 29 Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver

Sports History

Jun 29 Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues

Sports History

Jun 29 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Scioto CC: Dale Douglass wins by 1 stroke ahead of Gary Player for his lone Champions Tour major title


Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Ben Smith, New Zealand rugby union utility back (84 caps; Otago, Highlanders, Pau), born in Dunedin, New Zealand

Rafael Nadal

Jun 3 Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player (Record 21 Grand Slam singles titles - 13 x French Open), born in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain

  • Jun 3 Tomas Verner, Czech Republic ice skater
  • Jun 3 Adrián Vallés, Spanish racing driver
  • Jun 3 Al Horford, American basketball player
  • Jun 7 Keegan Bradley, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2011), born in Woodstock, Vermont
  • Jun 8 Patrick Kaleta, American hockey player
  • Jun 14 Jonathan Clare, English cricketer
  • Jun 16 Urby Emanuelson, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 16 Farhad Reza, Bangladeshi Cricketer
  • Jun 16 Rodrigo Defendi, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 16 Robert Rothbart, Bosnian-Israeli Basketball Player
  • Jun 16 Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer
  • Jun 18 Richard Gasquet, French tennis player, born in Béziers, France
  • Jun 19 Marvin Williams, American basketball player
  • Jun 22 Ramin Ott, American Samoan football player, born in Pago Pago, America Samoa
  • Jun 24 Stuart Broad, English cricketer
  • Jun 24 Phil Hughes, American baseball player
  • Jun 25 Charlie Davies, American soccer player (New England Revolution), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Jun 27 LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter, born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Jun 30 Victoria Crawford [Alicia Fox], American wrestler and model, born in Ponte Vedra, Florida

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 2 Aurel Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 84 (b. 1901)
  • Jun 13 Jim Ferrier, Australian golfer (PGA C'ship 1947), dies at 71
  • Jun 15 Keki Tarapore, Indian cricketer (Test for India 1948), killed by motor-scooter at 75
  • Jun 17 Kate Smith, American singer ("God Bless America"; "When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain"), radio star, and NHL Philadelphia Flyers good luck charm, dies of respiratory arrest at 78
  • Jun 19 Len Bias, American basketball player (Boston Celtics pick for 1986 draft) dies of a cocaine-induced seizure at 22
  • Jun 26 Laurie Fishlock, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
  • Jun 27 Don Rogers, of Cleveland Browns, dies of cocaine poisoning
  • Jun 27 George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player, dies at 81