Events in Sport in June 1959

  • Jun 3 4th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Stade Reims 2-0 at Stuttgart

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 7 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • Jun 12 SF Giants Mike McCormick no-hits Phillies, 3-0 in 5 inning game
  • Jun 13 59th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 282 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • Jun 13 91st Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Sword Dancer wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 14 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • Jun 22 Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 27 14th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

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