On This Day in Sport for June 1

Events in Sport

  • 1872 6th Belmont: James Roe aboard Joe Daniels wins in 2:58.25

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1899 Cricket test debut of Wilfred Rhodes and Victor Trumper in W. G. Grace's last test

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • 1902 Blue-White United soccer team of Amsterdam forms
  • 1910 SC Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
  • 1912 Stormvogels soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
  • 1917 Hank Gowdy is 1st baseball player to enlist during WWI
  • 1918 Excelsior Maassluis soccer team forms in Maassluis
  • 1918 White Sox losing 5-4 against NY Yankees, load the bases in 9th with no outs Chick Gandil lines to Frank Baker who turns a triple play
  • 1920 RKSV Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam
  • 1923 NY Giants beat Phillies, 22-5, Giants score in every inning

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1925 Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp (1st of record 2130 consecutive games)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1930 Alphense Boys soccer team forms in Alphen on Rhine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1930 Bradman scores cricket 191 Australia v Hampshire, 240 mins, 26 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1930 French Men's Tennis Championships: Frenchman Henri Cochet wins 3rd of 4 French titles; beats Bill Tilden 3-6, 8-6, 6-3, 6-1

Sport awardTennis Open

1930 35th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-1)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 1931 Rozenburg soccer team forms in Rozenburg

  • 1932 Lunteren soccer team forms in Lunteren
  • 1934 AFC '34 soccer team forms in Alkmaar
  • 1936 41st Men's French Championships: Gottfried von Cramm beats Fred Perry (6-0, 2-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0)
  • 1936 41st Women's French Championships: Hilde Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu (6-3, 6-4)
  • 1937 Chicago White Sox Bill Dietrich no-hits St Louis Browns, 8-0
  • 1938 Protective baseball helmets 1st worn by batters
  • 1939 1st boxing match to be televised, Lon Nova defeats Max Baer
  • 1939 1st night game at Phil's Shribe Park (Pirates 5, Phillies 2)
  • 1946 78th Belmont: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:30.8
  • 1946 Spijkenisse soccer team forms in Spijkenisse
  • 1952 51st Men's French Championships: Jaroslav Drobny beats Frank Sedgman (6-2, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4)
  • 1952 51st Women's French Championships: Doris Hart beats Shirley Fry (6-4, 6-4)
  • 1957 56th Men's French Championships: Sven Davidson beats Herbert Flam (6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1957 56th Women's French Championships: Shirley Bloomer beats Dorothy Knode (6-1, 6-3)
  • 1962 Roda JC soccer team reforms in Kerkrade
  • 1965 Robert Manry begins his 78 day voyage to sail a 13.5-foot yacht "Tinkerbelle" across the Atlantic Ocean
  • 1968 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2

Sport awardGolf Major

1975 LPGA Championship, Pine Ridge GC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 1 stroke from Sandra Haynie

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 California Angel Nolan Ryan 4th no-hitter beats Balt Orioles, 1-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1977 SC Heerenveen soccer team forms in Heerenveen
  • 1977 Dutch soccer club FC Volendam is established (6-time Eerste Divisie champions)
  • 1978 Cricket Test debut of David Gower, v Pakistan, Edgbaston, scores 58
  • 1979 33rd NBA Championship: Sea Supersonics beat Wash Bullets, 4 games to 1

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1980 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championshipship

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1984 Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
  • 1984 Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of USSR snatches a record 211 kg
  • 1985 Viv Richards scores 300 in a day on the way to 322 v Warwickshire

Sport awardGolf Major

1986 32nd LPGA Championship won by Pat Bradley

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1990 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974
  • 1992 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games
  • 1996 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Florida Panthers beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 3
  • 1997 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Michelob Light Classic
  • 2006 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Carolina Hurricanes beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 3
  • 2012 New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana pitches a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals
  • 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders win the Indian Premier League cricket championship
  • 2014 NHL Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Kings beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1898 Curtis Stevens, American 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1901 Hap Day, Canadian hockey player and manager (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Abdul Rashid, Pakistani field hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 1930 Matt Poore, cricketer (NZ batsman in 14 tests 1953-56 average 15.43)
  • 1932 Francis Cameron, cricketer (NZ pace bowler took 61 wickets 1961-65)
  • 1933 Alan "the Horse" Ameche, Wisc, NFL fullback (Baltimore Colts)
  • 1933 Ian Sinclair, cricketer (2 Tests NZ v WI 1956, bowling average 120.00)
  • 1935 James George, American weightlifter (Olympic silver 1960/bronze-1956)
  • 1941 Dean Chance, Baseball pitcher, born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Brian Oldfield, American shot-putter, born in Elgin, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1948 Tom Sneva, US auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1983)
  • 1955 Chiyonofuji, sumo wrestler
  • 1955 Lorraine Moller, NZ athelete (Olympics 1996), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • 1958 Cathy Hearn, slalom kayaker (Olympic 7th 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1959 Martin Brundle, British race car driver and F1 television commentator
  • 1961 Johnny Ray Huston, Mt Vernon IL, PGA golfer (1990 Honda Classic)
  • 1961 Mark Rodenhauser, NFL center (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)

Person of interestPaul Coffey

1961 Paul Coffey, Canadian NHL forward (Oilers, Penguins, Red Wings), born in Weston, Ontario

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • 1962 Sherri Howard, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Sherman, Texas
  • 1964 Rashid Patel, cricketer (Indian pace bowler, Lamba incident)
  • 1965 Dan Quinn, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1966 Greg Schiano, American football coach
  • 1967 Carlos van Wanrooy, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1967 Olivier Delaitre, Metz France, tennis star (1991 Guaruja Doubles)
  • 1967 Vernon Turner, WLAF WR (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1968 Jeff Hackett, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • 1968 Jerry Crafts, WLAF tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Larry Centers, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1969 Ari Sulander, Finnish hockey goaltender (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1969 Erin Hartwell, American time trial cyclist (Olympic bronze/silver-92, 96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Raylee Johnson, Amerian NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970 Scott Couper, Scottish WLAF receiver (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1970 Shane Matthews, American NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), born in Cleveland, Mississippi
  • 1970 Alexi Lalas, American soccer player, born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1972 Cheryl Abplanalp, Bryn Mawr Penn, team handball wing (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Jon Witman, fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Leta Lindley, LPGA golfer (1995 State Farm Rail-3rd), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1972 Nicholas Porzig, South African born Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1972 Scott Greene, American football fullback (Carolina Panthers), born in Canandaigua, New York
  • 1973 Jeffrey Schiebler, 10k/steeplechase (Olympics 1996), born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • 1973 Ray Carey, American 200m butterfly (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Frederik Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer
  • 1973 Derek Lowe, American baseball player
  • 1974 Akis Zikos, Greek footballer
  • 1975 Michal Grosek, Gottwaldov Cze, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1976 Camille Martens, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1977 Brad Wilkerson, American baseball player
  • 1977 Richard Williams, British racing driver
  • 1978 Karen Kwan, figure skater (1995 Pac Coast Sr champ), born in Torrance, California
  • 1979 Santana Moss, American football player
  • 1981 Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player
  • 1982 Justine Henin (formerly Henin-Hardenne), Belgian tennis player (7 time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1984 Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, first Mongolian athlete win gold medal from Olympics
  • 1984 Oliver Tielemans, Dutch racing driver
  • 1985 Mário Hipólito, Angolan footballer
  • 1985 Nick Young, American basketball player
  • 1987 Zoltán Harsányi, Slovakian footballer
  • 1988 Javier Hernández Balcázar, Mexican football player (West Ham United, Mexican national team), born in Guadalajara, Mexico

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1989 Robin Givens & Mike Tyson granted final divorce in NJ

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Deaths in Sport

  • 1922 Frank Walters, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 7 & 5), dies
  • 1960 Lester Patrick, NHL coach/star, dies at 76

Person of interestCurly Lambeau

1965 Curly Lambeau, First coach of the Green Bay Packers, dies of a heart attack at 67

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • 1969 Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian ice skater (3 golds 1936 Winter Olympics), dies at 65
  • 1980 Rube Marquard, American baseball pitcher, dies at 90
  • 1986 Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver, dies in a car accident at Le Mans at 32
  • 2002 Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (b. 1969)
  • 2003 Johnny Hopp, American baseball player, dies at 86

Person of interestGeorge Mikan

2005 George Mikan, American basketball player, dies at 80

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • 2007 Arn Shein, American sports writer (b. 1928)