On This Day

On This Day in Sport for June 9

Events in Sport

  • 1877 11th Belmont: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:46
  • 1883 17th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard George Kinney wins in 2:42.5
  • 1887 21st Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hanover wins in 2:43.5
  • 1888 22nd Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Sir Dixon wins in 2:40.25
  • 1892 26th Belmont: W Hayward aboard Patron wins in 2:12
  • 1898 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins 2nd title by 1 stroke from dual champion Willie Park Jr
  • 1899 American boxer James J. Jeffries KOs defending champion Bob Fitzsimmons of England in 11th round in Brooklyn, New York to win the lineal World Heavyweight title
  • 1901 NY Giants get record 31 hits to beat Cincinnati Reds 25-13
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1882 Robert Kerr, Canadian sprinter (1909 Olympics), born in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)
  • 1893 Irish Meusel, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1921, 22; NL RBI leader 1923; Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants), born in Oakland, California (d. 1963)
  • 1898 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)
  • 1905 Harry Alexander, Australian cricket fast bowler (1 Test, Bodyline series 1933, 1 wicket; Victoria), born in Ascot Vale (d. 1993)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1990 NHL goaltender Patrick Roy (25) weds Michele Piuze at Saint-Sacrement Church in Quebec, Canada
  • 2001 "Law & Order" actress and model Angie Harmon (28) weds New York Giant NFL player Jason Sehorn (30) at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas
  • 2009 Boxing legend Mike Tyson (43) weds Lakiha Spicer (32) at La Bella Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Divorces in Sport

  • 2009 Elizabeth Watson (39) divorces MLB home run record holder Barry Bonds (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1977 Bill Merritt, cricketer (6 Tests of leg-spin for NZ, 12 wkts), dies
  • 1979 Cyclone Taylor, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame rover (Stanley Cup 1909 Ottawa, 1915 Vancouver), dies at 94
  • 1995 Gordon Rowe, New Zealand cricket (scored 0 in only Test for NZ v Aust 1946), dies at 79
  • 1998 Jackie McGlew, South African cricket batsman (34 Tests, 7 x 100, HS 255no; Natal), dies at 69
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