On This Day

June 2015 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jun 4 Australian cricket batsman Adam Voges becomes the oldest player to hit a century on debut in 1st Test v West Indies in Roseau; 35 year old Voges scores 130 not out during Australia's 9 wicket win

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 6 French Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her 3rd French title and 20th Grand Slam singles event; beats Lucie Šafářová of Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7, 6-2

  • Jun 6 UEFA Champions League Final, Berlin: FC Barcelona beats Juventus, 3-1 for 5th title and second treble (Spanish La Liga & Cup champions)
  • Jun 6 147th Belmont: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 2:26.65, 1st horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 7 French Open Men's Tennis: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland wins his 2nd major title; beats Novak Đoković 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

  • Jun 8 MLB Draft: Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson first pick by Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Jun 9 Chris Heston of the San Francisco Giants becomes first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the 2015 MLB season; blanks New York Mets, 5-0
  • Jun 14 Women's PGA Championship, Westchester CC: 3-peat for Inbee Park; beats fellow South Korean Kim Sei-young by 5 strokes; previously LPGA Championship

Sports History

Jun 14 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Belmont CC: Defending champion Bernhard Langer of Germany wins by 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Kirk Triplett

  • Jun 15 Stanley Cup Final, United Center, Chicago, IL: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-0 for a 4-2 series victory; Blackhawks' 6th Championship
  • Jun 16 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 105-97 in Game 6 for first title in 40 years and their 4th in franchise history; MVP: Andre Iguodala

US Golf Open

Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf, Chambers Bay GC: Jordan Spieth (21) becomes youngest winner since 1923 by 1 shot from Dustin Johnson & Louis Oosthuizen

  • Jun 24 Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price wins the 2014-15 Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP
  • Jun 25 NBA Draft: Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns first pick by Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Jun 26 NHL Draft: Erie Otters (OHL) center Connor McDavid #1 pick by the Edmonton Oilers
  • Jun 28 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Del Paso CC: Jeff Maggert shoots final round 65 (-5) to win by 2 strokes from defending champion Colin Montgomerie of Scotland

Weddings in Sport

  • Jun 29 Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones (33) weds model Dani Lawrence (28) at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 3 Bevo Francis, American basketball player (college basketball record scorer), dies at 82
  • Jun 5 Alan Bond, Australian businessman and yachting syndicate owner (America's Cup 1983), dies from heart failure at 77
  • Jun 5 Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union flanker, #8 (48 caps; Wellington Hurricanes, Toulon, Ospreys, Narbonne), dies in a car crash at 34
  • Jun 7 Peter Petherick, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut), dies at 72
  • Jun 17 Ron Clarke AO, MBE, Australian athlete (17 x WRs, 5,000m, 10,000m, 20,000m; 2, 3, 6, 10 miles) and politician (mayor Gold Coast), dies from kidney failure at 78
  • Jun 17 John David Crow, American College Football Hall of Fame back and tight end (Heisman Trophy 1957, Texas A & M; Pro Bowl 1959, 60, 62, 65; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 79
  • Jun 29 Josef Masopust, Czech footballer, 1950-70 (Dukla Prague), dies at 85