Events in Sport in June 1972

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 French Open Women's Tennis: American icon Billie Jean King wins her only French singles title; beats Evonne Goolagong of Australia 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jun 4 French Open Men's Tennis: Andrés Gimeno of Spain wins his only major singles title; beats Frenchman Patrick Proisy 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1
  • Jun 7 Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
  • Jun 8 Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 8 Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, v Australia at Old Trafford (57/62)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • Jun 10 104th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:28

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jun 11 LPGA Championship, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Ahern wins her only major title, by 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Jane Blalock

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Jack Nicklaus captures his 3rd Open title, 3 strokes ahead of Bruce Crampton of Australia

  • Jun 18 US Supreme Court, 5-3, confirms lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball's exemption from antitrust laws
  • Jun 18 UEFA European Championship Final, Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium: Gerd Müller scores a brace as West Germany beats Soviet Union, 3-0
  • Jun 23 US President Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
  • Jun 23 Bernice Gera becomes first female umpire in US pro baseball, Geneva Senators and Auburn Twins in Geneva, New York
  • Jun 24 Danie Malan, South African athlete, sets a new world record in the 1000m event in Munich
  • Jun 26 Australian bowler Bob Massie takes 16 wickets (8-84 & 8-53) on Test cricket debut vs England
  • Jun 30 Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant