Events in Sport in June 1991

  • Jun 2 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 2 Seppo Raty of Finland improves his world javelin record to 318' 1"
  • Jun 3 NY Yankees selected 19-year-old Brien Taylor, #1 in amateur draft
  • Jun 3 Thomas Hearns captures WBA light heavyweight title
  • Jun 6 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Hick, v West Indies at Headingley
  • Jun 8 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
  • Jun 8 Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds
  • Jun 9 9th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Albus

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 9 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • Jun 9 WLAF 1st world bowl London Monarchs defeat Barcelona Dragons 21-0

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 90th Men's French Open: Jim Courier beats Andre Agassi (3-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 90th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Jun 12 45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 13 A spectator is killed by lightning at US Open Golf tournament
  • Jun 13 NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)
  • Jun 13 The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 16 91st US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline National GC Minn

  • Jun 16 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 16 Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
  • Jun 18 SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky's cancerous left arm is amputated
  • Jun 18 Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays
  • Jun 19 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jun 21 NY Islanders Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 23 Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Jun 23 Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race
  • Jun 24 NHL adopts instant-replay & tenth of second clock in final minute

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 26 Charlotte Hornets make Larry Johnson of UNLV, NBA's #1 draft pick
  • Jun 29 Britain's Nick Brown, 591st rank beats 10th-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in 2nd round at Wimbledon

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 30 37th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon