On This Day

June 1992 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Chicago Blackhawks, 6-5 for a 3-1 series win; 2nd consecutive title for Penguins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 2 Former NFL NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery

NFL Coach Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coach Legend
Bill Parcells
  • Jun 6 America West Arena opens in Phoenix, Arizona; home court of NBA Phoenix Suns
  • Jun 6 124th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard AP Indy wins in 2:26

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 6 NY Mets first baseman Eddie Murray records his 1,510th run batted in during 15-1 thrashing of Pittsburgh Pirates to pass Mickey Mantle as all-time RBI leader among MLB switch-hitters

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Jun 6 WLAF World Bowl 2, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Sacramento Surge beats Orlando Thunder, 21-17

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 6 French Open Women's Tennis: Yugoslavian star Monica Seles retains title; outlasts Steffi Graf of Germany 6-2, 3-6, 10-8

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 7 French Open Men's Tennis: American Jim Courier retains title; beats Petr Korda of Czechoslovakia 7-5, 6-2, 6-1
  • Jun 8 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time
  • Jun 11 Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jun 11 Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of International Tennis Hall of Fame

Tennis Player Tracy Austin
Tennis Player
Tracy Austin
  • Jun 11 US Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibition game, beat Venezuela 20-0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 14 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Dave Stockton wins first of 3 Champions Tour major titles by 1 stroke from J.C. Snead and lee Trevino

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton

Sport awardNBA Finals

Jun 14 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls beat Port Trail Blazers, 97-93 in Game 6 for back-to-back titles; MVP: Michael Jordan for second straight year

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 Ozzie Smith breaks Roy McMillan's NL mark by taking part in his 1,305th career double play

Baseball Player Ozzie Smith
Baseball Player
Ozzie Smith
  • Jun 15 Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers' save record with #342
  • Jun 16 Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
  • Jun 16 Red Sox Jeff Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0) [1]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 Philadelphia 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
  • Jun 18 Ottawa Senators make goalie Peter Sidorkiewicz their 1st draft pick
  • Jun 18 Tampa Bay Lightning make goalie Wendell Young their 1st draft pick

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 19 Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer Evander Holyfield
Evander Holyfield
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Jun 19 NY Yankees 1st game in Baltimore Oriole's Camden Yards
  • Jun 20 Kelly Saunders is 2nd female baseball PA announcer (Baltimore Orioles)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Washington Capitals to the Detroit Red Wings

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • Jun 20 NHL Draft: ZPS Zlin (Czechoslovakia) defenceman Roman Hamrlik first pick by Tampa Bay Lightning

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Perennial runner-up Tom Kite breaks through for his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Jeff Sluman

Golfer Tom Kite
Tom Kite

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Last day of test cricket for English star players Ian Botham and Allan Lamb

Cricketer Ian Botham
Ian Botham
  • Jun 24 Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 NBA Draft: LSU center Shaquille O'Neal first pick by Orlando Magic

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • Jun 26 UEFA European Championship Final, Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden: In a huge upset Denmark beats Germany, 2-0
  • Jun 27 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovskiy of Russia defeats #1 seed Jim Courier 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the 3rd round at Wimbledon
  • Jun 27 Dan O'Brien fails on pole vault & eliminated from Olympics decathlon
  • Jun 28 US Dream Team beats Cuba in 1st exhibition basketball game, 133-57
  • Jun 29 A's Dennis Eckersley sets record of 26th straight save of season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 NHL decides Eric Lindross goes to Flyers instead of Rangers

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • Jun 30 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Gianmarco Tamberi, Italian athlete (Olympic gold high jump 2020), born in Civitanova Marche, Italy
  • Jun 3 Mario Götze, German football player (Borussia Dortmund, German national team), born in Memmingen, Germany
  • Jun 4 Earvin Johnson III, son of NBA forward Magic Johnson, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 5 Emily Seebohm, Australian Swimmer, born in Adelaide, Aistralia
  • Jun 12 Philippe Coutinho, Brazilian football player (Barcelona), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jun 15 Mohamed Salah, Egyptian soccer forward (Liverpool, Egypt), born in Gharbia, Egypt
  • Jun 23 Bridget Sloan, American gymnast, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jun 28 Elaine Thompson-Herah, Jamaican athlete (Olympic gold 100/200m 2016, 2020; 200m 2016), born in Manchester, Jamaica

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 4 Carl Stotz, founder (baseball's little league), dies at 82
  • Jun 6 Manfred Stengl, Austrian luger (Olympic gold men's doubles 1964), dies in a motorcycle accident at 46
  • Jun 7 Bill France, Sr., American auto racer (co-founder of NASCAR), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 82
  • Jun 15 Eddie Lopat, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 73
  • Jun 15 Leo Halle, soccer goalie (Go Ahead, Orange), dies
  • Jun 19 Kitty Godfree, English tennis player (Olympic gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze-1920, 24), dies at 96
  • Jun 24 Len Darling, Australian cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's), dies at 82
  • Jun 25 Jerome Brown, American defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagle), dies in car crash at 27
  • Jun 27 Sandy Amoros, Bkln Dodger, dies at 62 of pneumonia
  • Jun 28 Mikhail Tai, World chess champion (1960-61), dies at 55