On This Day

June 1996 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 2 US Open Women's Golf, Pine Needles GC: Annika Sörenstam retains her title by 6 shots from Kris Tschetter
  • Jun 8 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96
  • Jun 8 Australian cricketer Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 8 French Open Women's Tennis: Defending champion Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 6-7, 10-8 for her 5th French singles crown

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Tennis Player
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  • Jun 9 French Open Men's Tennis: Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Germany's Michael Stich 7-6, 7-5, 7-6
  • Jun 10 Stanley Cup Final, Miami Arena, Miami, FA: Uwe Krupp's unassisted goal in triple-OT gives Colorado Avalanche a 1-0 win over Florida Panthers and a 4 game series sweep
  • Jun 16 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 16 US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills GC: Steve Jones wins his lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Tom Lehman and Davis Love III
  • Jun 22 29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain & Ireland wins 11-6

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 22 Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title

World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
  • Jun 22 Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut
  • Jun 22 NHL Draft: Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) defenceman Chris Phillips first pick by Ottawa Senators
  • Jun 23 WLAF World Bowl 4, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh: Scottish Claymores beats Frankfurt Galaxy, 32-27
  • Jun 26 NBA Draft: Georgetown guard Allen Iverson first pick by Philadelphia 76ers
  • Jun 30 UEFA European Championship Final, Wembley Stadium, London, England: Oliver Bierhoff scores his second goal in extra time as Germany beat Czech Republic, 2-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 21 Scottie Scheffler, American golfer (12th to make 59 on PGA Tour 2020), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey

Weddings in Sport

  • Jun 22 "Full House" actress Candace Cameron (20) weds Montreal Canadiens hockey player Valeri Bure (22) at the Church of the Valle in Van Nuys, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 23 Five-time Olympic speed skater gold medalist Bonnie Blair (32) weds four-time Olympian Dave Cruikshank (27) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 6 Kusuo Kitamura, Japanese 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 78
  • Jun 8 Gerry Gomez, cricketer (West Indian captain played 29 Tests), dies
  • Jun 11 Alan Weeks, British sports commentator, dies at 72
  • Jun 16 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (NY Yankees), dies at 83
  • Jun 18 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist, dies at 73
  • Jun 23 Ray Lindwall, Australian cricket fast bowler (61 Tests, 228 wickets @ 23.03), dies from a stroke at 74
  • Jun 29 Bobby Keetch, English footballer and entrepreneur, dies at 54