On This Day

Events in Sport on June 16

  • 1883 1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (NY Gothams beat Cleve Spiders 5-2)
  • 1894 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Helen Hellwig beats defending champion Aline Terry 7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3
  • 1899 Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
  • 1903 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox

OlympicsOlympic Gold

1909 Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic gold medals

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1917 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8
  • 1929 Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
  • 1932 Sutcliffe and Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks v Essex
  • 1938 Boston first baseman Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns; Red Sox still win, 12-8
  • 1945 70th Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8

Sport awardUS Golf Open

1946 US Open Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: World War II veteran Lloyd Mangrum defeats Byron Nelson and Vic Ghezzi in 36 playoff holes to win his only major title

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson

Sport awardUS Golf Open

1951 US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Ben Hogan wins his second consecutive US Open title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Clayton Heafner.

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1951 83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29
  • 1953 Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, NY Yankees lose ending an 18 game winning streak and also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak
  • 1956 US Open Men's Golf, Oak Hill CC: Cary Middlecoff wins his second Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Julius Boros and Ben Hogan
  • 1956 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8

  • 1957 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Washington Senators 8-6

Sport awardUS Golf Open

1968 US Open Golf, Oak Hill CC: Lee Trevino wins his first major title by 4 shots from Jack Nicklaus; first to play sub-70 golf in Open history

  • 1971 Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
  • 1974 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Hale Irwin's score of 287 (+7) is good enough for the first of his 3 Open titles, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Forrest Fezler

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

1974 French Open Men's Tennis: Björn Borg of Sweden wins first career Grand Slam title; beats Manuel Orantes of Spain 2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1977 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals
  • 1978 Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1983 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • 1984 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
  • 1985 US Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: 1978 champion Andy North wins by 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Dave Barr, T C Chen and Denis Watson
  • 1985 Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis
  • 1988 Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
  • 1988 In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
  • 1989 Only 17 holes-in-one recorded since US open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price)
  • 1990 NHL Draft: Cornwall Royals (OHL) right wing Owen Nolan first pick by Quebec Nordiques
  • 1991 Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
  • 1992 Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
  • 1992 Red Sox Jeff Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1995 Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
  • 1996 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
  • 1996 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
  • 1998 Stanley Cup Final, MCI Center, Washington, D.C.: Detroit Red Wings go back-to-back, defeating debutant finalists Washington Capitals, 4-1 for a 4-0 series sweep

Sport awardUS Golf Open

2002 US Open Men's Golf, Bethpage State Park: Tiger Woods wins his second Open title, 3 shots ahead of runner-up Phil Mickelson

  • 2008 US Open Men's Golf, Torrey Pines GC: Tiger Woods wins his 3rd US Open and 14th major title, beating Rocco Mediate on the 1st hole of sudden-death, following a Monday 18-hole playoff

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

2010 Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely

Sport awardUS Golf Open

2013 US Open Men's Golf, Merion GC: Englishman Justin Rose wins his first major title, 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Jason Day and Phil Mickelson

  • 2015 69th NBA Championship: Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 4 games to 2
  • 2018 World Cup: Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is used for the first time, awarding France a penalty in 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan
  • 2019 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: American Gary Woodland claims his first major title with a 3 stroke victory over defending champion Brooks Koepka
  • 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans: 2-time World F1 champion Fernando Alonso along with Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi and Japan's Kazuki Nakajima win back-to-back titles for Toyota Gazoo Racing