On This Day

Events in Sport in June 1924

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 6 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

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Jun 13 Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
  • Jun 14 Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 19 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m of 3:52.6; 50 minutes later sets 5,000m WR 14:28.2; also runs WR 3-mile time 14:02.00 within that event in Finnish Olympic trials in Helsinki

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jun 27 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: American Walter Hagen wins his 2nd Open Championships, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Ernest Whitcombe

Golfer Walter Hagen
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Walter Hagen
  • Jun 28 Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's