Events in Sport in June 1978

  • Jun 1 Cricket Test debut of David Gower, v Pakistan, Edgbaston, scores 58
  • Jun 3 Phillies Dave Johnson is 1st to hit 2 pinch hit grand slams in a year
  • Jun 4 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Lachute GC: JoAnne Carner wins by 8 strokes from Hollis Stacy
  • Jun 7 32nd NBA Championship: Wash Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 8 Braves draft Bob Horner #1

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 9 Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Jun 10 110th Belmont: Steve Cauthen wins aboard Affirmed to wrap up the Triple Crown

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 11 24th LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas 6-1, 6-1, 6-3

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 77th Women's French Open: Virginia Ruzici beats Mima Jausovec (6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • Jun 16 Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0
  • Jun 18 78th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 285 at Cherry Hill CC in Denver
  • Jun 18 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Ian Botham takes 8-34 v Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • Jun 20 1st 6 teams of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL) granted-Iowa, NJ, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota & Dayton
  • Jun 25 FIFA World Cup Final: Striker Mario Kempes scores 2 goals as Argentina beats the Netherlands 3-1 a.e.t. in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 25 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Jun 30 Larry Doby becomes manager of Chicago White Sox