Events in Sport on June 16

  • 1883 1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (NY Gothams beat Cleve Spiders 5-2)
  • 1894 8th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Hellwig beats 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 medals

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1911 A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn
  • 1917 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8
  • 1927 31st US Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont CC in Pa
  • 1929 Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
  • 1932 Sutcliffe & Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorks v Essex
  • 1938 Boston Red Sox Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by St Louis Browns
  • 1945 70th Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8
  • 1946 46th US Golf Open: Lloyd Mangrum shoots a 284 at Canterbury GC Cleve

Sport awardGolf Major

1951 51st US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC Mich

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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1956 56th US Golf Open: Cary Middlecoff shoots a 281 at Oak Hill CC NY
  • 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
  • 1963 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1968 Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1968 68th US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 275 at Oak Hill CC NY
  • 1968 Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par
  • 1971 Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen
  • 1974 74th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 287 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • 1974 Sandra Haynie wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Open

Sport awardTennis Open

1974 73rd Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Manuel Orantes (2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Sport awardTennis Open

1974 73rd Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Olga Morozova (6-1, 6-2)

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

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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 85th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Mich

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1985 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1985 T C Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of US Open
  • 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)

Sport awardGolf Major

1991 91st US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline National GC Minn

  • 1991 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1991 Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
  • 1992 Colo Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
  • 1992 Red Sox Mark Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0)

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1994 Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur

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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 96th US Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC
  • 1996 Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1998 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings defeat the first time finalists Washington Capitals 4-0

Sport awardGolf Major

2002 102nd US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Bethpage State Park NY

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

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

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • 2013 113rd US Golf Open: Justin Rose shoots a 281 at the Merion Golf Club, PA
  • 2015 69th NBA Championship: Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 4 games to 2