Events in Sport on June 16

  • 1883 1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (NY Gothams beat Cleveland 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

Sports History

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

Olympic 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

  • 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 Yorkshire v Essex

Sports History

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
  • 1945 Boo Ferriss loses to Yanks 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins

US 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

  • 1951 83rd Belmont: David Gorman aboard Counterpoint wins in 2:29

US 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.

  • 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 88th Belmont: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:29.8
  • 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
  • 1957 White Sox reliever Dixie Howell hits 2 HRs to beat Washington Senators 8-6

US 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, Netherlands

French 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

  • 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

Sports History

1975 NBA Milwaukee Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley to L.A. Lakers for 4 players

Sports History

1977 Ron Guidry's 1st complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals

Sports History

1978 Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0

Sports History

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

  • 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
  • 1991 With 3 runs in 9th, Baltimore Orioles end Minnesota Twins 15 game winning streak, with 6-5 win
  • 1992 Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
  • 1992 MLB Boston Red Sox Jeff Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0) [1]
  • 1992 MLB Pittsburgh Pirates' Jeff King is 5th to be thrown out twice trying to steal in one inning

Baseball Record

1993 Ken Griffey Jr. slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle

Sports History

1994 Canadian goaltender Martin Brodeur becomes 1st New Jersey Devil to win Calder Trophy, for Rookie of the Year

Sports History

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

  • 1995 Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
  • 1996 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seattle Supersonics, 4 games to 2; the Bulls' 4th title in 6 years
  • 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

US 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

Appointment of Interest

2010 Hockey HOF right wing Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

US 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 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 105-97 in Game 6 for first title in 40 years and their 4th in franchise history; MVP: Andre Iguodala
  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 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

Sports History

2020 Support from Manchester United player Marcus Rashford and others forces UK Government to make U-turn on summer school meal vouchers

NBA Finals

2022 NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors beat Boston Celtics, 103-90 for a 4-2 series win; Warriors' 4th title in 8 years; MVP: Stephen Curry