On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 5

Events in Sport

  • 1806 1st trotter to break 3 minute mile (Yankee)
  • 1869 3rd Belmont: C Miller aboard Fenian wins in 3:04.25
  • 1879 13th Belmont: George Evans riding Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75
  • 1886 20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41
  • 1902 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Scotsman Sandy Herd wins by 1 stroke from James Braid and Harry Vardon
  • 1911 Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
  • 1915 47th Belmont: George Byrne aboard The Finn wins in 2:18.6
  • 1920 Philadelphia Athletics's VP Thomas Shibe denies charges that baseballs are livelier
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1941 NBA coach Red Auerbach (23) weds Dorothy Lewis
  • 1999 1994 Figure Skater World Champion Yuka Sato (26) weds her fellor skater Jason Dungjen
  • 2004 Romanian tennis player Ilie Năstase (57) weds (for 3rd time) Romanian fashion model Amalia Teodosescu (28); divorce in 2010

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1913 Chris von der Ahe, German entrepreneur and owner of St. Louis Brown Stockings, dies at 61
  • 1946 Maud Watson, British tennis player (first Wimbledon female champion 1884-85), dies at 81
  • 1953 Bill Tilden, American tennis player (US Open 1920-25, 29; Wimbledon 1920-21, 30; French 1927, 30), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1975 Paul Keres, Estonian and Soviet chess player, dies at 59
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