On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 10

Events in Sport

  • 1868 2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02
  • 1871 5th Belmont: W Miller aboard Harry Basset wins in 2:56
  • 1876 10th Belmont: William Donohue aboard Algerine wins in 2:40.5
  • 1890 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75
  • 1891 25th Belmont: Ed Garrison riding Foxford wins in 2:08.75
  • 1893 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25
  • 1904 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Jack White wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up James Braid and J.H. Taylor, both former champions
  • 1916 48th Belmont: E Haynes aboard Friar Rock wins in 2:22

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1921 Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
  • 1926 Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
  • 1930 Winnipeg Rugby Football Club forms
  • 1932 British Open Men's Golf, Prince's GC: Gene Sarazen wins wire-to-wire by 5 strokes from fellow American Macdonald Smith
  • 1933 US Open Men's Golf, North Shore CC: Amateur Johnny Goodman outlasts Ralph Guldahl by a single stroke to win his only major championship
  • 1933 65th Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Hurryoff wins in 2:32.6
  • 1934 FIFA World Cup Final, Stadio Nazionale PNF, Rome, Italy: Angelo Schiavio scores the winner in extra time as Italy beats Czechoslovakia, 2-1

  • 1944 Relief pitcher Joe Nuxhall at 15 years, 316 days, debuts for Cincinnati Reds; youngest player in MLB history; becomes All Star and broadcaster
  • 1950 82nd Belmont: William Boland aboard Middleground wins in 2:28.6
  • 1952 Chicago White Sox outfielder Sam Mele is only 6th MLB player to record 6 RBI's in an inning (4th) during a 15-4 win over the A's in Philadelphia
  • 1956 XVI Summer Olympic equestrian events open in Stockholm

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1957 LPGA Championship, Churchill Valley CC: Louise Suggs wins her 10th major tile by 3 strokes from Wiffi Smith

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1962 A record 54 home runs hit in baseball
  • 1962 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
  • 1967 American pole vaulter Bob Seagren sets a world record mark of 17'7" in San Diego, CA
  • 1968 4h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats France 20-2
  • 1968 UEFA European Championship Final, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy: Italy beats Yugoslavia, 2-0 in a replay (first game, 1-1)
  • 1972 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1973 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: 1964 champion Mary Mills wins by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Betty Burfeindt

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 Mike Schmidt hits a ball off public address speaker on Astrodome roof

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1977 Al Geiberger becomes the 1st player in history to post a score of 59 (−13) in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, during the 2nd round Danny Thomas Memphis Classic at Colonial CC in Cordova, Tennessee
  • 1978 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen wins aboard Affirmed to wrap up the Triple Crown

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

1978 French Open Women's Tennis: Virginia Ruzici of Romania claims her lone major singles title; beats Mima Jaušovec of Yugoslavia 6-2, 6-2

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1979 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Donna Caponi Young wins 3rd major; beats Jerilyn Britz by 3 strokes

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1979 Baltimore Orioles pull their 8th triple play (5-4-3 vs Cleve)

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

1979 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert dominates Wendy Turnbull of Australia 6-2, 6-0 for her 3rd French singles crown

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1981 Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1984 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 1984 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

1984 French Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins 1st career Grand Slam title; beats John McEnroe 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • 1986 A. Bartlett Giamatti succeeds Chub Feeney as President of baseball's National League
  • 1988 Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)
  • 1989 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

1989 French Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain wins her first Grand Slam singles title; beats Steffi Graf 7-6, 3-6, 7-5

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1990 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

1990 French Open Men's Tennis: Andres Gomez of Ecuador wins his 1st and only career Grand Slam title; beats American Andre Agassi 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Dearborn CC: Jack Nicklaus wins his second of 8 Champions Tour majors by 6 strokes from Lee Trevino

  • 1994 Jennifer Capriati, tennis ace, checks out of drug abuse clinic
  • 1995 127th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Thunder Gulch wins in 2:32
  • 1995 Orioles Jeff Manto, hits his 4th consecutive homer
  • 1995 French Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 with pivotal 32-point game in 3rd set; Graf's 4th French title
  • 1996 Stanley Cup Final, Miami Arena, Miami, FA: Uwe Krupp's unassisted goal in triple-OT gives Colorado Avalanche a 1-0 win over Florida Panthers and a 4 game series sweep
  • 1997 Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0
  • 2000 132nd Belmont: Pat Day aboard Commendable wins in 2:31.20
  • 2000 Stanley Cup Final, Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX: New Jersey Devils defeat Dallas Stars, 2-1 in double OT for a 4-2 series victory

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

2000 French Open Women's Tennis: France's Mary Pierce beats Conchita Martinez of Spain 6-2, 7-5 for her 2nd and last career Grand Slam singles title and her 1st singles title at Roland Garros

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • 2001 French Open Men's Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil wins his 3rd French title; beats Spaniard Àlex Corretja 6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-0
  • 2006 138th Belmont: Fernando Jara aboard Jazil wins in 2:27.81
  • 2006 French Open Women's Tennis: Justine Henin-Hardenne retains her title; beats Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-4, 6-4 for 5th Grand Slam singles crown
  • 2007 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle Rock GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins her first major title by 1 stroke ahead of Australian Karrie Webb

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

2007 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal wins title for the 3rd consecutive year; beats Roger Federer 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2012 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: Shanshan Feng of China wins by 2 strokes ahead of Eun-Hee Ji, Stacy Lewis, Mika Miyazato and Suzann Pettersen

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

2012 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova wins her first French title; beats Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: Defending champion Tom Lehman wins by 2 strokes from Bernhard Langer of Germany and Taiwan's Lu Chien-soon

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 2017 French Open Women's Tennis: Jeļena Ostapenko upsets Simona Halep 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 to claim her 1st Grand Slam title; first Latvian to win a Grand Slam singles title
  • 2017 149th Belmont Stakes: Jose Ortiz aboard Tapwrit wins in 2:30.02
  • 2018 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 for his record 11th French title (17th Grand Slam victory)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1910 Frank Demaree, American MLB outfielder (2-time All Star), born in Winters, California (d. 1958)
  • 1911 C. P. "Chilla" Christ, Australian cricketer (Qld spinner late 30's), born in Milton, Brisbane (d. 1998)
  • 1919 Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 1927 Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-born footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1933 Chuck Fairbanks, American football coach (New England Patriots 1973-78; University of Oklahoma 1967-72, University of Colorado 1979-81), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1947 Ken Singleton, baseball player (Orioles), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1951 Burglinde Pollak, German DR, pentathlete (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1951 Dan Fouts, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1951 Vicky Latta, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1962 Brent Sutter, Viking, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1962 Duane Sutter, NHL player (NY Islander)
  • 1965 Claudio Mezzadri, Swiss tennis star
  • 1966 David Platt, English footballer
  • 1968 Kevin Donnalley, NFL guard/tackle (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1969 Tony McCoy, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 Ronny Johnsen, Norwegian footballer
  • 1970 Laurel Korholz, La Jolla California, rower (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • 1971 DeWayne Dotson, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1971 Bruno N'Gotty, French footballer
  • 1972 C J Richardson, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 David Dunn, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • 1973 Brandon Sanders, safety (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Carl Kidd, NFL defensive back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973 Wade Miller, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 Pokey Reese, American baseball player
  • 1975 Henrik Pedersen, Danish footballer
  • 1975 Risto Jussilainen, Finnish ski jumper
  • 1976 Freddy García, American baseball player
  • 1976 Stefan Postma, Dutch footballer
  • 1977 Mike Rosenthal, American football player, sports radio talk show host
  • 1978 Brian West, American soccer player
  • 1980 Francelino Matuzalem, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981 Burton O'Brien, Scottish footballer
  • 1982 Tara Lipinski, figure skater (1997 World Champ), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1985 Kristina Lundberg, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1985 Vasilis Torosidis, Greek footballer
  • 1987 Martin Harnik, Austrian footballer
  • 1987 Amobi Okoye, Nigeria-born American football player
  • 1987 Anna Nordqvist, Swedish golfer (Women's PGA 2009, Evian C'ship 2017), born in Eskilstuna, Sweden
  • 1990 Louis Clark, British Isthmian League footballer (Worthing), born in Brighton, England
  • 1993 Scott McLaughlin, New Zealand professional racing driver, born in Hamilton, New Zealand

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1962 NFL running back Gale Sayers (19) weds his high school sweetheart Linda McNeil

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers

LoveWedding of Interest

1989 Detroit Red Wings NHL player Steve Yzerman (24) weds Lisa Brennan

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 1995 Actress-singer Holly Robinson (30) weds NFL Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Rodney Peete (29) in Los Angeles
  • 2002 1988 and 1994 Olympic Champion skater Ekaterina Gordeeva (31) weds 1998 Olympic Champion figure skater Ilia Kulik (25) in San Francisco

Deaths in Sport

  • 1942 Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1937), dies
  • 1946 Jack Johnson, American boxer (1st African-American heavyweight champion [1908-15]), dies in a car accident aged 68
  • 1955 Margaret Abbott, American golfer (1st American woman to win Olympic event, golf 1900), dies at 76
  • 1980 Denys Morkel, South African cricketer (batsman scored 663 runs 1927-32), dies
  • 1985 Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1995 Ron Morrisby, cricketer (prolific batsman for Tasmania 1931-52), dies
  • 1995 Lindsey Nelson, American sportscaster (NY Mets), dies at 76
  • 1998 Jim Hearn, American baseball player, dies at 77
  • 2000 Brian Statham, English cricketer (masterful England quick for two decades), dies at 69
  • 2000 William McMillan, American sports shooter (Olympic gold 25m rapid fire pistol 1960; World C'ship gold 1952), dies at 71
  • 2001 John McKay, American football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ), dies at 77
  • 2014 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 54 wickets, top score 101), dies of liver problems exacerbated by a fall at 62

Person of interestGordie Howe

2016 Gordie Howe, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (23-time NHL All Star; NHL: Detroit Red Wings; WHA: Houston Aeros), dies of a stroke at 88

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe