On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 6

Events in Sport

  • 1848 New York Yacht Club holds its first annual regatta; won by the schooner Carnelia
  • 1885 Belmont Stakes: Patsy Duffy aboard Tyrant wins comfortably by 3 lengths from St. Augustine in the fast time of 2:43.00
  • 1896 Preakness Stakes: Henry Griffin aboard the Byron McClelland trained Margrave wins in 1:51
  • 1901 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Scotsman James Braid wins first of 5 Open titles by 3 strokes from Harry Vardon of Jersey
  • 1923 Edgar Wallace becomes the first British radio sports journalist reporting on The Derby for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC)
  • 1924 US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Unknown Englishman Cyril Walker wins his only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up and defending champion Bobby Jones
  • 1925 French Championships Men's Tennis: René Lacoste wins 1st of 3 French titles, beating fellow Frenchman Jean Borotra 7-5, 6-1, 6-4
  • 1925 French Women's Tennis Championships: Suzanne Lenglen beats Kitty McKane 6-1, 6-2; first time French titles staged as a Grand Slam event
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1956 Three-time Olympic Champion figure skater Sonja Henie (44) weds Norwegian shipping magnate and art patron Niels Onstad (47)
  • 1976 Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw (27) weds ice skater JoJo Starbuck (25) at Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles
  • 2002 Former "Survivor" contestant and talk show host Elisabeth Filarski (25) weds former Boston College quarterback Tim Hasselbeck (24) at St. Mary

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1941 Louis Chevrolet, Swiss auto racer (co-founder Chevrolet Motor Car Company), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 1947 Norman Reid, cricketer (Test S Af v Aust 1921-22, 11 & 6, 2-63), dies
  • 1951 Lionel Hallam, English cricket batsman and captain (9 Tests, 4 x 50; Hampshire CCC) and politician (Member House of Lords, Lord Temporal 1928–51), dies at 61
  • 1984 Bill Voce, cricketer (key player of the Bodyline series), dies
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