On This Day

June 1995 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers' scoreless inning streak ends at 39 in a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins
  • Jun 3 Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez perfect game is broken up in 10th inning as San Diego's Bip Roberts leads off with a double, Mont wins 1-0
  • Jun 4 New Zealand creates world record score for a Rugby Union international in thrashing Japan, 145-17 in the World Cup in Bloomfontein, RSA; Marc Ellis 6 tries, Simon Culhane 20 conversions
  • Jun 10 127th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Thunder Gulch wins in 2:32
  • Jun 10 Orioles Jeff Manto, hits his 4th consecutive homer

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 10 French Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 with pivotal 32-point game in 3rd set; Graf's 4th French title

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Tennis Player
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 11 French Open Men's Tennis: Thomas Muster of Austria beats American Michael Chang 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 for his lone major singles title

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Thomas Muster
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Thomas Muster
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • Jun 11 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 Indians' Dennis Martínez no-hits Balt 11-0

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • Jun 13 New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2 for a 4-2 series win; qualify for their first Stanley Cup Finals Series (beat Detroit Red Wings, 4-0)
  • Jun 13 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 49th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets sweep Orlando Magic in 4 games

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Jun 14 Giants infielder Mike Benjamin goes 6-for-7 in 13-inning 4-3 win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • Jun 16 Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
  • Jun 17 WLAF World Bowl 3, Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam: Frankfurt Galaxy beats Amsterdam Admirals, 26-22

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Shinnecock Hills GC: Corey Pavin wins his only major championship, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Greg Norman of Australia

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 All Black Jonah Lomu scores the try of the Rugby World Cup, running over Mike Catt in New Zealand's 45-29 defeat of England

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • Jun 18 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden: Hege Riise & Marianne Pettersen score within 3 minutes of each other to give Norway a 2-0 win over Germany

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Jun 19 NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Jun 24 Stanley Cup Final, Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ: New Jersey Devils beat Detroit Red Wings, 5-2 for a 4-0 series sweep; Devils' first Stanley Cup finals appearance
  • Jun 24 3rd Rugby World Cup, Ellis Park, Johannesburg: Springboks fly-half Joel Stransky lands the winning drop goal in extra time as South Africa beats New Zealand, 15-12
  • Jun 28 NJ Devils Stanley Cup Victory Party, admidst rumours they were moving to Nashville, goalie Chris Terreri holds up "Nashville? NO WAY!" sign
  • Jun 28 NBA draft: Maryland power forward Joe Smith first pick by Golden State Warriors

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 29 George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Jun 29 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL game (vs Calgary Stampeders)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 30 Indians' Eddie Murray, is 20th to reach 3,000 hits

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray

Weddings in Sport

  • Jun 10 Actress-singer Holly Robinson (30) weds NFL Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Rodney Peete (29) in Los Angeles

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 9 Gordon Rowe, New Zealand cricket (scored 0 in only Test for NZ v Aust 1946), dies at 79
  • Jun 10 Ron Morrisby, cricketer (prolific batsman for Tasmania 1931-52), dies
  • Jun 10 Lindsey Nelson, American sportscaster (NY Mets), dies at 76
  • Jun 23 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (considered as the father of Russian ice hockey), dies at 76
  • Jun 24 Inshan Ali, West Indian cricketer (WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), dies at 45