On This Day

June 2005 in Sports History

Events in Sport

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 4 French Open Women's Tennis: Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne wins 1st of 3 straight French titles; beats Mary Pierce of France 6-1, 6-1

  • Jun 4 Panamanian jockey Eddie Castro sets a North American record with 9 wins on the 13-race card at Calder Race Course in Miami, Florida

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 5 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal beats Mariano Puerta of Argentina 6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 7-5 to claim his first French title

  • Jun 11 137th Belmont: Jeremy Rose aboard Afleet Alex wins in 2:28.75
  • Jun 11 WLAF World Bowl 13, LTU arena, Düsseldorf: Amsterdam Admirals beat Berlin Thunder, 27-21

LPGA Championship

Jun 12 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle Rock GC: 3-peat for Annika Sörenstam of Sweden; wins by 3 strokes ahead of 15-year-old amateur Michelle Wie

  • Jun 14 Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new Men's 100 meters world record of 9.77 at the Athens Olympic Stadium

Sports History

Jun 19 Michael Schumacher wins controversial United States Formula 1 Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule of F1 safety and tyre rules

US Golf Open

Jun 19 US Open Men's Golf, Pinehurst CC: Michael Campbell of New Zealand holds off a charging Tiger Woods to clinch his only major title by 2 shots

NBA Finals

Jun 23 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs beat defending champion Detroit Pistons, 81-74 in Game 7 for club's 3rd title; MVP: Tim Duncan, his 3rd MVP award

  • Jun 26 US Open Women's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Birdie Kim holes out from a greenside bunker on the 72nd hole to win her lone LPGA title, 2 strokes ahead of teenage amateurs Brittany Lang & Morgan Pressel
  • Jun 28 NBA Draft: Utah center Andrew Bogut first pick by Milwaukee Bucks

Weddings in Sport

Steve Nash

Jun 11 NBA player Steve Nash (31) weds Alejandra Amarilla

  • Jun 18 "Queens Park Rangers" football striker Djibril Cisse (23) weds Jude Littler at Bodelwyddan Castle in Denbighshire, North Wales
  • Jun 22 "21 Jump Street" actress Holly Robinson Peete (40) weds former pro quarterback Rodney Peete (39) in an outdoor ceremony held at the Wynn Las Vegas resort
  • Jun 24 "Real Madrid" football striker Michael Owen (25) weds Louise Bonsall at Carden Park Hotel in Chester, England

Deaths in Sport

George Mikan

Jun 1 George Mikan, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA All Star 1951-54; NBL MVP 1948; Minneapolis Lakers), dies of diabetes complications at 80

  • Jun 2 Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian Nordic combined skier and sports official (b. 1930)
  • Jun 11 Audrey Brown, British 4 X 100m runner (Olympic silver 1936), dies at 92
  • Jun 12 Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
  • Jun 18 Syed Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (b. 1914)