On This Day

June 8, 1996 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96
  • Australian cricketer Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Deaths in Sport

  • Gerry Gomez, cricketer (West Indian captain played 29 Tests), dies