On This Day

June 1993 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Phoenix Suns guard Dan Majerle sets a then NBA Playoff record by sinking 8 three-pointers during the Suns’ 120-114 win over Seattle in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals
  • Jun 4 Cricket's "Ball of the Century" - Australian spin bowler Shane Warne bowls England batsman Mike Gatting with his first ball of an Ashes series; Australia wins 1st Test at Old Trafford by 179 runs
  • Jun 5 125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 5 French Open Women's Tennis: Germany's Steffi Graf wins her 3rd of 6 French singles titles; beats Mary Joe Fernández of the US 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

  • Jun 6 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Sergi Bruguera prevents Jim Courier French three-peat; beats American 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Sports History

Jun 7 Cricket's Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball vs Australia at Old Trafford

  • Jun 9 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat LA Kings, 4-1 for a 4-1 series win; Canadiens' 24th SC Championship

LPGA Championship

Jun 13 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Patty Sheehan wins her 4th major title by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Lauri Merten

Baseball Record

Jun 16 Ken Griffey Jr. slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle

Sports History

Jun 18 Expo's Dennis Martínez is 92nd MLB pitcher to win 200 games

Sports History

Jun 19 David Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord's

NBA Finals

Jun 20 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls become first team since legendary Boston Celtics of the 1960s to win 3 consecutive titles, with a 99–98 victory in Game 6 over Phoenix Suns; MVP: Michael Jordan for third straight year

US Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Lee Janzen plays sub-70 golf all 4 rounds to tie tournament scoring record and win the first of his 2 Open titles, 2 strokes ahead of Payne Stewart

  • Jun 22 NY Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight lose
  • Jun 25 NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame

Sports History

Jun 26 NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs

  • Jun 26 NHL Draft: Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) center Alexandre Daigle first pick by Ottawa Senators

Sports History

Jun 27 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Jim Colbert wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Raymond Floyd

Sports History

Jun 28 Doctors recommend ligament transplant to Jose Canseco's arm

  • Jun 28 Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach
  • Jun 28 Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught and most HRs by a catcher
  • Jun 30 NBA Draft: Michigan center Chris Webber first pick by Orlando Magic (traded to Golden State)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 3 Otto Porter Jr., American NBA player (Washington Wizards), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 10 Scott McLaughlin, New Zealand auto racer (Supercars Championship 2018, 19, 20; IndyCar Series: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 2022 Team Penske), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Jun 15 Cooper Kupp, American football wide receiver (Super Bowl MVP 2022; Pro Bowl 2021; LA Rams), born in Yakima, Washington

Weddings in Sport

Mario Lemieux

Jun 26 NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 2 Johnny Mize, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (10-time MLB All Star), dies of cardiac arrest at 80
  • Jun 3 Joe Fortenberry, American basketball forward (captain Olympic gold 1936), dies at 82
  • Jun 7 Dražen Petrović, Yugoslav-Croatian NBA player (NJ Nets), dies in auto-accident in Denkendorf, Bavaria, Germany at 28
  • Jun 13 Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
  • Jun 15 James Hunt, English auto racer (Formula 1 World Drivers Champion 1976), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • Jun 16 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricket batsman and captain (43 Tests; 3,073 runs @ 46.56; 10 x 100s) and broadcaster (ABC 1956-81), dies at 79
  • Jun 24 Archie Williams, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m 1936), dies of a heart attack at 78

Roy Campanella

Jun 26 Roy Campanella, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL MVP 1951, 53, 55; World Series 1955; 8 x MLB All Star; Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71