On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 16

Events in Sport

  • 1883 1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (NY Gothams beat Cleveland Spiders 5-2)
  • 1894 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Helen Hellwig beats defending champion Aline Terry 7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
  • 1899 Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
  • 1903 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox
  • 1909 Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic gold medals
  • 1917 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8
  • 1929 Otto E. Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
  • 1932 Sutcliffe and Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorkshire v Essex
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1880 James Southerton, English cricket spin bowler (2 Tests; played in first Test match; oldest player to make Test debut at 49; Sussex CCC, Hampshire CCC), dies at 52
  • 1970 Brian Piccolo, American NFL football running back, 1965-69 (Chicago Bears), and subject of the 1971 TV movie "Brian's Song", dies of cancer at 26
  • 1984 Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (b. 1895)
  • 1987 John Mikaelsson, Swedish race walker (Olympic gold 10k 1948, 52), dies at 73
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