June 1996 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 1 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Florida Panthers beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 3
  • 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 awardTennis Open

Jun 8 French Open Women's tennis: Steffi Graf retains title; beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 6-7, 10-8 for her 5th French singles crown

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 9 Sunday League cricket game Kent 6-314 overhaul Leicestershire's 4-311
  • 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: Colo Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games
  • Jun 16 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 16 96th US Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC
  • Jun 16 Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
  • 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 23 Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
  • Jun 30 Dottie Pepper wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jun 30 UEFA European Championship Final: Oliver Bierhoff scores his second goal in extra time as Germany beat Czech Republic 2-1 in London

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

HeartWedding 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 22 Ray Lindwall, Australian cricketer (228 wkts 61 Tests for Australia), dies at 74
  • Jun 29 Bobby Keetch, footballer/entrepreneur, dies at 54