On This Day

Events in Sport in June 1956

  • Jun 10 XVI Summer Olympic equestrian events open in Stockholm
  • Jun 13 1st European Cup Final, Paris: H├ęctor Rial scores twice as Real Madrid beats Stade de Reims, 4-3 to claim inaugural title

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 16 US Open Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Cary Middlecoff wins his second Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Julius Boros and Ben Hogan

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Jun 16 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 At Detroit's Briggs Stadium, Mickey Mantle hits 2 Billy Hoeft pitches into right center field bleachers (no else hits 1 there)

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Jun 24 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Forest Lake CC: Marlene Hagge wins her only major title; beats Patty Berg by 2 strokes in a sudden-death playoff
  • Jun 27 Indians trailing Orioles 9-1 come back to win 12-11 in 11 innings
  • Jun 29 American Charles Dumas records first high jump over 7' (2.13m) during US Olympic Trials at Los Angeles, California