On This Day

Events in Sport on June 1

  • 1872 6th Belmont: James Roe aboard Joe Daniels wins in 2:58.25

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1899 English cricket icon W. G. Grace starts 22nd and final Test against Australia at Nottingham; Test debut of Wilfred Rhodes and Victor Trumper

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • 1910 Sportclub Enschede soccer club forms in Enschede, Netherlands; merge with Enschedese Boys to form FC Twente in 1965
  • 1912 Dutch soccer club Stormvogels forms in Ijmuiden; merges with VSV to form Telstar in 1963
  • 1917 Hank Gowdy is 1st baseball player to enlist during WWI
  • 1918 Excelsior Maassluis soccer team forms in Maassluis
  • 1918 Chicago White Sox losing 5-4 against NY Yankees, load the bases in 9th with no outs; Chick Gandil lines to Frank Baker who turns a rare game winning triple play
  • 1920 Dutch soccer club RKSV forms in Volendam; merges with FC Volendam in 1977
  • 1923 New York Giants rout Philadelphia Phillies, 22-5 at the Baker Bowl; first time in 20th century a MLB team has scored in every inning

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1925 Future NY Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig pinch hits for shortstop Pee-Wee Wanninge in a 5-3 loss to Washington; first of record 2,130 consecutive games

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1930 Australian cricket master batsman Don Bradman cracks 191 in tour match v Hampshire at Southampton; Bradman smashes 26 fours in 240 minutes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1930 French Championships Men's Tennis: Frenchman Henri Cochet wins 3rd of 4 French titles; beats American Bill Tilden 3-6, 8-6, 6-3, 6-1

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

1930 French Championships Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody wins her 3rd straight French title; beats fellow American Helen Jacobs 6-2, 6-1

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 1936 French Championships Men's Tennis: Gottfried von Cramm of Germany wins his 2nd French title; beats Englishman Fred Perry 6-0, 2-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0
  • 1936 French Championships Women's Tennis: German Hilde Sperling beats Simonne Mathieu of France 6-3, 6-4 for her second of 3 straight French titles
  • 1937 Chicago White Sox pitcher Bill Dietrich no-hits St Louis Browns, 8-0

  • 1939 First major boxing match on US television is the heavyweight bout from NY's Yankee Stadium between former world champion Max Baer and Lou Nova; Nova wins by TKO in 11th round
  • 1939 First night MLB game takes place at Philadelphia's Shribe Park; Phillies lose 5-2 to Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1946 78th Belmont Stakes: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:30.8; 7th horse to win the Triple Crown
  • 1952 French Championships Men's Tennis: England based Czech Jaroslav Drobný wins his 2nd straight French title; beats Frank Sedgman of Australia 6-2, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4
  • 1952 French Championships Women's Tennis: Doris Hart beats fellow American Shirley Fry 6-4, 6-4 for her 2nd French singles title
  • 1957 French Championships Men's Tennis: Sven Davidson becomes first Swede to win a Grand Slam title; beats American Herbert Flam 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
  • 1957 French Championships Women's Tennis: England's Shirley Bloomer wins her lone Grand Slam singles title; beats American Dorothy Knode 6-1, 6-3
  • 1965 Robert Manry begins his 78 day voyage to sail a 13.5-foot yacht "Tinkerbelle" across the Atlantic Ocean
  • 1968 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1975 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pine Ridge GC: Kathy Whitworth wins her 3rd LPGA C'ship by 1 stroke from Sandra Haynie

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 California Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan records his record equalling 4th MLB career no-hitter in beating the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1977 Dutch soccer club FC Volendam is established as a result of split up with RKSV; 6-time Eerste Divisie champions
  • 1978 Future England cricket captain David Gower makes his Test debut in 1st Test against Pakistan in Birmingham; England win by an innings and 57 runs
  • 1979 NBA Championship, Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland: Seattle Supersonics beat Washington Bullets, 97-93 for a 4-1 series victory; Seattle's first major pro sports championship win

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1982 Oakland A's left fielder Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases in 3-2 win over Boston Red Sox to become fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a MLB season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1984 Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
  • 1984 Russian super heavyweight weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev snatches world record 211 kg
  • 1985 West Indian cricket batsman Viv Richards scores 300 in a day on the way to 322 in a tour match against Warwickshire at Taunton; 42 fours and 8 sixes of 258 balls

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1986 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Pat Bradley birdies final hole to win by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1992 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Chicago Blackhawks, 6-5 for a 3-1 series win; 2nd consecutive title for Penguins
  • 2008 IPL Cricket Final, DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals win inaugural event; beat Chennai Super Kings by 3 wickets; Yusuf Pathan top scores with 56 (39)
  • 2012 Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in the New York Mets' 50-year MLB history when he beats the St. Louis Cardinals, 8 - 0
  • 2014 IPL Cricket Final, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets; Manish Pandey, 94 (50)
  • 2019 Mexican-American boxer Andy Ruiz Jr produces a huge upset when he stops English champion Anthony Joshua in 7 at Madison Square Garden; wins IBF, WBO, IBO and WBA world heavyweight titles
  • 2019 UEFA Champions League Final, Madrid: Liverpool beats Tottenham, 2-0 for Reds' 6th title