June 1987 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 3 Cubs & Astro tie Oriole & Ranger record of 3 grand slams in a game
  • Jun 6 119th Belmont: Craig Perret aboard Bet Twice wins in 2:28.2
  • Jun 6 NY Yankees play their 13,000th game

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 7 Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 7 86th Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6)

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 7 86th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (6-4, 4-6, 8-6)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 13 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina
  • Jun 14 41st NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 14 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jun 15 Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 20 1st Rugby World Cup: New Zealand beats France 29-9 in Auckland
  • Jun 21 87th US Golf Open: Scott Simpson shoots a 277 at Olympic Club in San Francisco
  • Jun 21 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jun 22 Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets
  • Jun 24 CFL's Montreal Alouettes fold
  • Jun 24 Salt Lake City Trappers begin pro baseball record 29 consecutive win streak
  • Jun 26 Losing 9-0 to Red Sox, Yanks score 11 in 3rd & win 12-11 in 10 inn
  • Jun 28 Deb Richard wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 28 Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)
  • Jun 30 Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in high jump

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Zoltán Harsányi, Slovakian footballer
  • Jun 6 Rubin Okotie, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 10 Martin Harnik, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 10 Amobi Okoye, Nigeria-born American football player
  • Jun 14 Andrew Cogliano, Professional Hockey Player
  • Jun 16 Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Norwegian footballer
  • Jun 19 Rashard Mendenhall, American football player
  • Jun 21 Dale Thomas, AFL footballer
  • Jun 21 Sebastian Prödl, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 24 Arturo Lupoli, Italian footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 24 Lionel Messi, Argentine footballer (FC Barcelona), born in Rosario, Santa Fe

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Jun 26 Carlos Iaconelli, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jun 26 Samir Nasri, French footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 14 Les Favell, cricketer (757 runs for Australia), dies
  • Jun 15 J A K Cochrane, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1931), dies
  • Jun 17 Dick Howser, mgr (NY Yankees & KC Royal), dies of brain cancer at 51
  • Jun 24 Hophnie Hobah Hines Johnson, cricketer (3 Tests for WI), dies
  • Jun 26 Glen Hall, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1965), commits suicide