On This Day

Events in Sport in June 1959

  • Jun 1 Two-time defending champion Monterrey, Mexico is ruled ineligible to compete in Little League Baseball World Series for using players outside predetermined geographical area
  • Jun 3 European Cup Final, Stuttgart: Real Madrid beats Stade de Reims, 2-0; 4th consecutive title for Los Blancos

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 11 Charlie Sifford becomes the 1st African American to play in a US Golf Open

  • Jun 13 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 14 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Billy Casper wins first of his 2 Open titles, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Bob Rosburg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax)

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 26 Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion
Floyd Patterson

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

Jun 27 US Open Women's Golf, Churchill Valley CC: Mickey Wright successfully defends her Open title by 2 strokes from Louise Suggs

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Jun 28 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)