On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 8

Events in Sport

  • 1829 1st UK municipal swimming pool outside of London opens in Liverpool
  • 1878 12th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:43.5
  • 1882 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
  • 1899 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey retains Open; wins 3rd title by 5 strokes from Jack White
  • 1920 Reds' Edd Roush falls asleep in center during long infield argument Heinie Groh goes to wake him, but umpire ejects Roush for delay of game
  • 1929 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
  • 1933 A's first baseman Jimmie Foxx hits 3 consecutive home runs as Philadelphia outscores New York Yankees, 14 - 10; 4 straight HRs after Foxx had homered last time up the previous day
  • 1935 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: 25 year old club pro Sam Parks Jr, with no prior tournament wins, beats Scotsman Jimmy Thomson by 2 strokes
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1974 NBA forward Jerry Lucas (34) weds second wife Sharalee Beard
  • 1977 Retired NBA player Bill Russell (43) weds 1968 Miss USA Dorothy Anstett (39); divorced 1980
  • 2002 Swedish five-time Wimbledon champion Björn Borg (46) weds real estate broker Patricia Ostfeldt (35) near Stockholm

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