On This Day in Sport for June 14

  • June

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 27th U.S. Women's National Championship: 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

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 Boston Brave Warren Spahn strikes out 18 Cubs in 15 innings
  • 1952 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:20:42.2)
  • 1952 Braves Warren Spahn ties NL record of Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15-inning, 3-1 loss

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 Red Jim Maloney no-hits NY Mets but loses in 11, 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 awardTennis Open

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

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1981 LPGA Championship, 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
  • 1989 Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams
  • 1990 44th NBA Championship: Det Pistons beat Por Trailblazers, 4 games to 1

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1992 10th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • 1992 46th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Port Trailblazers, 4 games to 2
  • 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
  • 1995 49th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets sweep Orlando Magic in 4 games
  • 1995 Giants infielder Mike Benjamin goes 6-for-7 in 13-inning 4-3 win
  • 1998 52nd NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz, 4 games to 2

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
  • 2005 Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new Men's 100 meters world record of 9.77 at the Athens Olympic Stadium
  • 2007 61st NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 4 games to 0
  • 2009 63rd NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Orlando Magic, 4 games to 1
  • 2009 LPGA Championship, 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
  • 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

  • 1895 Jack Adams, Canadian NHL center, coach and general manager (Hockey Hall of Fame), born Fort William, Ontario (d. 1968)
  • 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 CEO (US Olympic Committee), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Donald Smith, English cricketer (uneventful England opening batsman 1957), born in Broadwater, Sussex, England
  • 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)
  • 1952 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1955 Vince Evans, American NFL quarterback (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)
  • 2003 Dale Whittington, American racing driver (b. 1959)
  • 2014 Rodney Thomas, American NFL running back, dies at 41