Events in Sport in June 1968

  • Jun 1 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
  • Jun 9 67th Men's French Open: Ken Rosewall beats Rod Laver (6-3, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 67th Women's French Open: Nancy Richey beats Ann Jones (5-7, 6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Jun 10 4h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats France 20-2
  • Jun 10 UEFA European Championship Final: Italy beats Yugoslavia 2-0 in a replay in Rome (first game drawn 1-1)
  • Jun 15 15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 US Open Golf, Oak Hill CC: Lee Trevino wins his first major title by 4 shots from Jack Nicklaus

  • Jun 16 Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par
  • Jun 20 Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds
  • Jun 23 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium
  • Jun 24 14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 24 Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Jun 25 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)