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
  • 1901 1st golf championship is played
  • 1913 27th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Dorothy Green (6-2, 7-5)
  • 1922 5th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
  • 1922 Charles Hoffner wins PGA golf tournament
  • 1924 Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa
  • 1926 31st Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Rene Lacoste (6-2, 6-4, 6-3)
  • 1926 31st Women's French Championships: Suzanne Lenglen beats Mary Kendall Browne (6-1, 6-0)
  • 1930 VVGZ soccer team forms in Zwijndrecht

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933 Lou Gehrig & 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 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
  • 1958 58th US Golf Open: Tommy Bolt shoots a 283 at Southern Hills in Tulsa
  • 1959 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • 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
  • 1976 75th Men's French Open: Adriano Panatta beats Harold Solomon (6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6)
  • 1976 75th Women's French Open: Susan Barker beats Renata Tomanova (6-2, 0-6, 6-2)
  • 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 awardGolf Major

1981 27th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1985 Earl Weaver comes out of retirement to manage Balt Orioles
  • 1987 41st NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • 1987 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1989 Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams
  • 1990 44th NBA Championship: Det Pistons beat Por Trailblazers, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 1992 Anne-Marie Palli wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1994 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Vancouver Canucks, 4 games to 3
  • 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 55th LPGA Championship won by Anna Nordqvist
  • 2017 Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire at Republican politicians practising baseball near Washington D.C., injuring 4

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 (d. 1989)
  • 1918 Leroy T Walker, US Olympic consultant (1960, 68, 72), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1923 Donald Smith, cricketer (uneventful England opening batsman 1957)
  • 1923 Jack Hayward, British financier (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club)
  • 1926 Don Newcombe, baseball player
  • 1929 Alan Davidson, cricketer (mighty Australian lefty quick all-rounder)
  • 1933 Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach
  • 1938 Gustavo Ávila, Venezuelan jockey (Kentucky Derby/Preakness 1971), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • 1943 John Miles, British racing driver
  • 1952 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1955 Vince Evans, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1956 Frederick Funk, Takoma Park MD, PGA golfer (1992 Shell Houston Open)
  • 1958 Eric Heiden, US 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, St Ann Jamaica, 200m runner (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1961 Sam Perkins, NBA forward/center (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1962 Scott Radecic, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1963 James Patrick, Winnipeg, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • 1963 Laurel Kean, LPGA golfer (1994 JAL Big Apple-17th), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1964 Jamie Dukes, NFL center (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1964 Randall Thompson, Halifax Nova Scotia, boxer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Ricky Siglar, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1966 Rod Stephens, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1967 Ante Mise, Yugoslav soccer player (Hajduk Split/Vitesse)
  • 1967 Dedrick Dodge, NFL safety (SF 49ers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967 Wendy Lian Williams, US diver (Olympic bronze 1988, 92), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1968 Brian Wiggins, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1968 Eric Murdock, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Miami Heat)
  • 1968 Tony Smith, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • 1969 Eric Desjardins, Rauyn Quebec, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Canada)
  • 1969 Eugene Chung, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts)

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, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • 1971 Fred Baxter, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
  • 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, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1975 Ryuji Miki, Japanese racing driver
  • 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


HeartWedding 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
  • 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