On This Day in Sport for June 19

Events in Sport

  • 1846 First offically recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) - NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1867 1st Belmont: J Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05
  • 1894 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5
  • 1897 11th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Elisabeth Moore (6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3)
  • 1908 48th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 291 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1914 54th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 306 at Prestwick Club

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1936 German boxer Max Schmeling KOs up-and-coming American heavyweight Joe Louis in 12 rounds at Yankee Stadium, New York

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1938 FIFA World Cup Final: Luigi Colausig & Silvio Piola each score 2 goals as Italy beats Hungary 4-1 in Paris, France
  • 1938 Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH
  • 1938 Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless baseball innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th
  • 1942 Paul Waner is 7th to get 3,000 baseball hits
  • 1943 NFL's Philadelphia Eagles & Pittsburgh Steelers merge, (dissolves on Dec 5)
  • 1946 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn
  • 1952 Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
  • 1954 54th US Golf Open: Ed Furgol shoots a 284 at Baltusrol GC in NJ
  • 1954 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 1955 55th US Golf Open: Jack Fleck shoots a 287 at Olympic CC in San Francisco

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1955 Phils beat Cubs 1-0 in 15, ties longest shut out in Phillies history

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1964 Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1974 KC Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
  • 1977 US Open Golf, Southern Hills CC: Hubert Green shoots 2-under 278 to beat Lou Graham by 1 stroke
  • 1977 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1977 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Ian Botham takes 8-34 v Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • 1979 In NYC 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as manager of the New York Yankees
  • 1983 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1988 Shirley Furlong wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1988 32 divers finish cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
  • 1991 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1992 Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer Evander Holyfield
Boxer
Evander Holyfield
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1992 NY Yankees 1st game in Baltimore Oriole's Camden Yards
  • 1993 Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord's
  • 1994 Lisa Kiggens wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1995 NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 Stanley Cup: Dallas Stars defeat Buffalo Sabres 4-2, Brett Hull clinches series with controversial "No Goal"

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000 Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers 4-2 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal

Sport awardGolf Tournament

2000 Tiger Woods wins golf's US Open by 15 shots, a record for all majors, with a US Open to-par record score of -12

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2000 54th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2005 105th US Golf Open: Michael Campbell shoots a 280 at Pinehurst GR NC
  • 2006 Stanley Cup: first time winners Carolina Hurricanes defeat Edmonton Oilers 4-3
  • 2011 111th US Golf Open: Rory McIlroy shoots a 268 at Congressional GC MD
  • 2016 116th US Golf Open: Dustin Johnson wins with a one-under-par 69 by three shots, controversially penalised 1 stroke at Oakmont, Pennsylvania
  • 2016 NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers win their first title defeating Golden State Warriors 4–3 - 1st team to overcome 3–1 deficit
  • 2018 England smash the highest score (481/6) in one day international cricket history in a 242 run defeat of Australia (239) at Trent Bridge

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1851 Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
  • 1867 Frank Iredale, cricketer (Australian batsman 1894-99)
  • 1903 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), born in Dover, England (d.1965)

Person of interestLou Gehrig

1903 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1912 Don Gutteridge, American baseball player
  • 1924 Leo Nomellini, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 1934 Hammond Furlonge, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests 1955-56)
  • 1940 Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, American drag racer (1st woman Top Fuel champ), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1942 Willie Frazier, AFL/NFL tight end (Houston Oilers), born in El Dorado, Arkansas (d. 2013)
  • 1951 Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist
  • 1960 Johnny Lee Gray, Jr, American 800m runner (Olympic 7th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Patti Rizzo, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour wins), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • 1962 Ken Tohill, American jockey, born in Pleasanton, California
  • 1962 Phillip Hatchett, Russellville Ky, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Quebec)
  • 1962 Jeremy Bates, English tennis player
  • 1963 Rory Underwood, English rugby union footballer
  • 1964 David Freedman, cricketer (NSW left-arm Chinese bowler since 1990)
  • 1965 Karen Davies, Wrexham N Wales, golfer (1991 PING-Cellular One-6th)
  • 1968 Jud Buechler, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1970 Chris Gray, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 Claire Mitchell-Taverner, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Leonard Humphries, CFL cornerback (BC Lions)
  • 1970 Quincy Dushawn Watts, 400m runner, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1970 Scott Brumfield, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1972 Andre Strode, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • 1972 Anna Van der Kamp, Abbotsford BC, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Millard Coleman, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1973 Arne van de Berg, soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1973 Jahine Arnold, wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Yasuhiko Yabuta, Japanese baseball player
  • 1974 Doug Mientkiewicz, American baseball player
  • 1975 Anthony Parker, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1975 Brandon Mitchell, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • 1976 Darnell Autry, running back (Chicago Bears)
  • 1976 Bryan Hughes, English footballer
  • 1977 Peter Warrick, American NFL running back (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1978 Tyson Dux, Canadian wrestler
  • 1978 Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player
  • 1978 Claudio Vargas, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979 Soni Meduna, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1979 John Duddy, Northern Irish boxer
  • 1979 Quentin Jammer, American football player
  • 1980 Adel Abdulaziz, Emiratie football player
  • 1980 Dante Robinson, American football player
  • 1982 David Pollack, American football player
  • 1982 Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player
  • 1983 Mark Selby, British snooker player (world champion 2014, 16-17), born in Leicester, England
  • 1986 Marvin Williams, American basketball player
  • 1987 Rashard Mendenhall, American football player
  • 1991 Pontus Ekhem, Swedish hockey player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1965 NBA forward Bob Pettit (32) weds Carole Crowell in Alexandria, Louisiana

NBA Forward Bob Pettit
NBA Forward
Bob Pettit

HeartWedding of Interest

1969 Baseball manager Leo Durocher (63) weds socialite Lynne Walker Goldblatt (40) at the Ambassador West Hotel in Chicago

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Deaths in Sport

  • 1936 John Sharpe, cricketer (1-eyed fast bowler for England 1891-92), dies
  • 1944 Bill Bradley, cricketer (bowled for England in two Tests 1899), dies
  • 1992 Kitty Godfree, English tennis player (Olympic gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze-1920, 24), dies at 96
  • 2007 Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (b. 1947)
  • 2007 Antonio Aguilar [Barraza], Mexican singer, producer and actor (Emiliano Zapata) who popularized the Mexican equestrian sport la charrería, dies of pneumonia at 88
  • 2008 Bennie Swain, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • 2010 Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)
  • 2018 Hubert Green, American golfer (US Open 1977, PGA 1985), dies of throat cancer at 71