On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 14

Events in Sport

  • 1870 All-pro Cincinnati Red Stockings suffer 1st loss in 130 games
  • 1880 14th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:47
  • 1913 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Mary Browne beats Dorothy Green 6-2, 7-5
  • 1922 Charles Hoffner wins PGA golf tournament
  • 1924 Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa
  • 1926 French Championships Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet wins 1st of 4 home titles; beats fellow Frenchman René Lacoste 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
  • 1926 French Women's Tennis Championships: Suzanne Lenglen beats Mary Kendall Browne 6-1, 6-0
  • 1930 VVGZ soccer team forms in Zwijndrecht

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933 MLB's Lou Gehrig and Joe McCarthy thrown out of game, McCarthy suspended 3 games but Gehrig isn't, so he continues his streak at 1,249 games

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1934 American boxer Max Baer KO's defending champion Primo Carnera of Italy in 11th round at Madison Square Garden for the lineal world heavyweight title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938 Bradman scores 144* in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1952 US Open Men's Golf, Northwood GC: Julius Boros wins 1st of 3 majors by 4 shots from Ed Oliver
  • 1952 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:20:42.2)
  • 1952 Boston Brave Warren Spahn ties NL record held by Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15 innings
  • 1953 Yanks sweep Indians 6-2, 3-0 before 74,708 win streak at 18 straight

Sport awardUS Golf Open

1958 US Open Men's Golf, Southern Hills CC: Native Oklahoman Tommy Bolt wins his only major championship, 4 strokes ahead of 22-year old South African Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

  • 1959 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Billy Casper wins first of his 2 Open titles, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Bob Rosburg
  • 1963 NY Met Duke Snider hits his 400th HR
  • 1965 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Maloney no-hits New York Mets but loses in 11 innings, 1-0
  • 1966 Miami beats St Petersburg (Florida State League) 4-3 in 29 innings longest uninterrupted game in organized baseball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969 Oakland As' Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1974 Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox in 12 innings

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

1975 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 for her 2nd of 7 French singles titles

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1976 French Open Men's Tennis: Adriano Panatta of Italy beats American Harold Solomon 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 for his lone Grand Slam singles title
  • 1979 Canada all out for 45 runs in Cricket World Cup v England, in 40.3 overs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 NY Giants Willie McCovey 513th HR is an NL lefty record

Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Willie McCovey

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1981 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Donna Caponi Young sinks 15 foot birdie putt on 18th to beat Jerilyn Britz and Pat Meyers by 1 stroke

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1985 Earl Weaver comes out of retirement to manage Baltimore Orioles
  • 1987 41st NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • 1987 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Sawgrass CC: South African Gary Player wins by 1 stroke from Bruce Crampton and Chi-Chi Rodriguez
  • 1989 Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams

Sport awardNBA Finals

1990 NBA Finals: Defending champion Detroit Pistons beat Portland Trail Blazers, 92-90 in Game 5 for back-to-back titles; MVP: Isiah Thomas

NBA Point Guard and Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Isiah Thomas

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1992 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Dave Stockton wins first of 3 Champions Tour major titles by 1 stroke from J.C. Snead and lee Trevino

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton

Sport awardNBA Finals

1992 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls beat Port Trail Blazers, 97-93 in Game 6 for back-to-back titles; MVP: Michael Jordan for second straight year

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 1994 Stanley Cup Final, Madison Square Garden: New York Rangers beat Vancouver Canucks, 3-2 for a 4-3 series victory; Rangers end their record 54-year Championship drought

Sport awardNBA Finals

1995 49th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets sweep Orlando Magic in 4 games

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • 1995 Giants infielder Mike Benjamin goes 6-for-7 in 13-inning 4-3 win
  • 1998 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz, 87-86 in Game 6 for their 3rd consecutive title and 6th in 8 seasons; MVP: Michael Jordan for 3rd straight year and 6th time
  • 1998 WLAF World Bowl 6, Waldstadion, Frankfurt: Rhein Fire beats Frankfurt Galaxy, 34-10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000 Greg Maddux makes his 387th putout, breaking Jack Morris' career record

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 2003 WLAF World Bowl 11, Hampden Park, Glasgow: Frankfurt Galaxy beats Rhein Fire, 35-16
  • 2005 Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new Men's 100 meters world record of 9.77 at the Athens Olympic Stadium
  • 2007 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs edge Cleveland Cavaliers, 83-82 for a 4-0 series sweep; MVP: Tony Parker

Sport awardNBA Finals

2009 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers beat Orlando Magic, 99-86 in Game 5 for franchise's 15th NBA championship; MVP: Kobe Bryant

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 2009 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle Rock GC: 22 year old Tour rookie Anna Nordqvist of Sweden wins her only major title by 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Lindsey Wright
  • 2015 Women's PGA Championship, Westchester CC: 3-peat for Inbee Park; beats fellow South Korean Kim Sei-young by 5 strokes; previously LPGA Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Belmont CC: Defending champion Bernhard Langer of Germany wins by 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Kirk Triplett

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • 2017 Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire at Republican politicians practising baseball near Washington, D.C., injuring 4

Sport awardFIFA World Cup

2018 21st FIFA World Cup opens at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia with British singer Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina performing


Birthdays in Sport

  • 1894 Jack Adams, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Vancouver Millionaires, Toronto St. Patricks; Ottawa Senators) and coach / GM (Detroit Red Wings), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 1968)
  • 1895 Jack Adams, Canadian NHL center, coach and general manager (Hockey Hall of Fame), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 1968)
  • 1901 Hap Day, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Stanley Cup 1932 [captain], 42, 45, 47, 48, 1949 [coach], 1951 [assistant manager]; Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Owen Sound, Ontario (d. 1990)
  • 1907 Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1989)
  • 1917 Katherine Rawls, American swimming and diving champion, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1982)
  • 1918 LeRoy T. Walker, American sports executive (first black president US Olympic Committee 1992-96), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Donald Smith, English cricket batsman (3 Tests; Sussex), born in Broadwater, Sussex, England (d. 2021)
  • 1923 Jack Hayward, British financier (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club), born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Don Newcombe, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), born in Madison, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1929 Alan Davidson, Australian cricketer (mighty Australian lefty quick all-rounder), born in Lisarow, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1933 Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach, born in Liski, Russian SFSR (d. 2017)
  • 1938 Gustavo Ávila, Venezuelan jockey (Kentucky Derby/Preakness 1971), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1943 John Miles, British racing driver, born in London (d. 2018)
  • 1948 Aleksandr Kabanov, Russian water polo player (Olympic gold 1972, 80; World C'ship gold 1975, 82) and coach (Russian men's & women's teams), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2020)
  • 1952 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1955 Vince Evans, American football quarterback (USC; MVP Rose Bowl 1977; NFL: Chicago Bears, LA / Oakland Raiders), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1956 Fred Funk, American golfer (The Tradition 2008, 10; US Senior Open 2009), born in Takoma Park, Maryland
  • 1958 Eric Heiden, American speed skater (5 Olympic gold medals 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1960 Tonie Campbell, 100m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Grace Jackson, Jamaican 200m runner (Olympic silver 1988), born in St. Ann, Jamaica
  • 1961 Sam Perkins, American NBA forward and center (Seattle Supersonics), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962 Scott Radecic, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 James Patrick, Canadian NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1964 Jamie Dukes, American NFL center (Arizona Cardinals), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1966 Ricky Siglar, American NFL tackle (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1966 Rod Stephens, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1967 Ante Miše, Croatian soccer player (Hajduk Split/Vitesse), born in Vukovar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
  • 1967 Dedrick Dodge, American NFL safety (SF 49ers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Neptune, New Jersey
  • 1967 Wendy Lian Williams, American diver (Olympic bronze 1988, 92), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1968 Brian Wiggins, American NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1968 Eric Murdock, American NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Miami Heat), born in Somerville, New Jersey
  • 1968 Tony Smith, American NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
  • 1969 Éric Desjardins, Canadian NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Canada), born in Rouyn, Quebec, Canada
  • 1969 Eugene Chung, American NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts), born in Prince George's County, Maryland

Person of interestSteffi Graf

1969 Steffi Graf, German tennis player (Golden Slam 1988, 22 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Mannheim, Germany

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1970 Willie Beamon, American former-NFL cornerback (New York Giants), born in Belle Glade, Florida
  • 1971 Bruce Bowen, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Merced, California
  • 1971 Fred Baxter, American NFL tight end (NY Jets), born in Brundidge, Alabama
  • 1971 Ramon Vega, former Swiss footballer
  • 1972 Jeff Kysar, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972 Rick Brunson, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1973 Daniel Marsh, cricketer (son of Rod South Aust slow lefty since 1993)
  • 1973 Sam Shade, NFL strong safety (Cin Bengals)
  • 1973 Sami Kapanen, Vantaa Fin, NHL left wing (Whalers, Carolina, Olympic bronze 1998)
  • 1973 Stepfret Williams, wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974 Rod Payne, corner (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1975 A J Mleczko, American ice hockey forward, broadcaster (Olympics gold 1998; NBC), born in Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • 1976 Massimo Oddo, Italian football player
  • 1977 Chris McAlister, American football player
  • 1978 Steve Bégin, French-Canadian hockey player
  • 1978 Annia Hatch, Cuban-American gymnast
  • 1982 Jamie Green, British racing driver
  • 1983 John Stocco, American football player
  • 1984 Lorenzo Booker, American football player
  • 1985 Andrew Bonner, Scottish football player
  • 1985 Andy Soucek, Spanish racing driver
  • 1986 Jonathan Clare, English cricketer
  • 1987 Andrew Cogliano, Professional Hockey Player

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1984 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (53) weds Marjorie Wardlawholm

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 2008 Country singer Sara Evans (37) weds former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker (35) in Franklin, Tennessee

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1960 Actress Laraine Day (39) divorces manager Leo Durocher (53) due to incompatibility after 12 years of marriage

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 2012 New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton (48) divorces Beth Shuey due to conflict of personalities after nearly 20 years of marriage

Deaths in Sport

  • 1907 Bob McLeod, cricketer (bro of Charlie, 6 Tests for Aus 1891-93), dies
  • 1927 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (the first Italian winner of the Tour de France), dies at 32

Person of interestEddie Eagan

1967 Eddie Eagan, American boxer (Olympic gold 1920) and bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), dies of a heart attack at 69

Boxer and Bobsledder Eddie Eagan
Boxer and Bobsledder
Eddie Eagan
  • 1987 Les Favell, cricketer (757 runs for Australia), dies
  • 1988 Johnny Farrell, American golfer (US Open 1928), dies of a stroke at 87
  • 1999 Bernie Faloney, professional football player (b. 1932)
  • 2014 Rodney Thomas, American NFL running back, dies at 41
  • 2020 Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez, Mexican soccer striker (55 caps; Pumas, Atlante, Veracruz), dies at 77
  • 2020 Noel Kelly, Australian rugby league hooker (25 Tests; Queensland, NSW, Western Suburbs) and coach (Western Suburbs, North Sydney), dies from a stroke at 84