On This Day

Events in Sport in June 1946

  • Jun 1 78th Belmont: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:30.8
  • Jun 1 Spijkenisse soccer team forms in Spijkenisse
  • Jun 6 The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 9 Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 16 US Open Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: World War II veteran Lloyd Mangrum defeats Byron Nelson and Vic Ghezzi in 36 playoff holes to win his only major title

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • Jun 19 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn
  • Jun 22 Alec Bedser takes 7-49 v India on 1st day of his 1st Test cricket
  • Jun 22 Bill Veeck purchases Cleveland Indians
  • Jun 28 Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleveland Indians games begins