On This Day

Events in Sport in June 1996

US Women's Golf Open

Jun 2 US Open Women's Golf, Pine Needles GC: Annika Sörenstam retains her title by 6 shots from Kris Tschetter

  • Jun 8 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96
  • Jun 8 Australian cricketer Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 8 French Open Women's Tennis: Defending champion Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 6-7, 10-8 for her 5th French singles crown

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Tennis Player
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  • Jun 9 French Open Men's Tennis: Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Germany's Michael Stich 7-6, 7-5, 7-6
  • Jun 10 Stanley Cup Final, Miami Arena, Miami, FA: Uwe Krupp's unassisted goal in triple-OT gives Colorado Avalanche a 1-0 win over Florida Panthers and a 4 game series sweep
  • Jun 16 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 16 US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills GC: Steve Jones wins his lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Tom Lehman and Davis Love III
  • Jun 22 29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain & Ireland wins 11-6

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 22 Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title

World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
  • Jun 22 Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut
  • Jun 22 NHL Draft: Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) defenceman Chris Phillips first pick by Ottawa Senators
  • Jun 23 WLAF World Bowl 4, Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh: Scottish Claymores beats Frankfurt Galaxy, 32-27
  • Jun 26 NBA Draft: Georgetown guard Allen Iverson first pick by Philadelphia 76ers
  • Jun 30 UEFA European Championship Final, Wembley Stadium, London, England: Oliver Bierhoff scores his second goal in extra time as Germany beat Czech Republic, 2-1