On This Day

June 8, 1991 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
  • Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

French Open Women's Tennis: Defending champion Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Tennis Player
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

Deaths in Sport

  • Mary Bacon, jockey, dying of cancer, commits suicide by gun at 43
1991 in Sport