Events in Sport on June 19

  • 1846 First offically recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) - NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1867 1st Belmont: J Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05
  • 1894 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5
  • 1897 11th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Elisabeth Moore (6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3)
  • 1908 48th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 291 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1914 54th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 306 at Prestwick Club

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1936 German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1938 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats Hungary 4-1 in soccer's 3rd World Cup in Paris
  • 1938 Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH
  • 1938 Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless baseball innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th
  • 1942 Paul Waner is 7th to get 3,000 baseball hits
  • 1943 NFL's Philadelphia Eagles & Pittsburgh Steelers merge, (dissolves on Dec 5)
  • 1946 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn
  • 1952 Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0
  • 1954 54th US Golf Open: Ed Furgol shoots a 284 at Baltusrol GC in NJ
  • 1954 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 1955 55th US Golf Open: Jack Fleck shoots a 287 at Olympic CC in SF

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1955 Phils beat Cubs 1-0 in 15, ties longest shut out in Phillies history

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1961 NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1964 Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1974 KC Royal Steve Busby 2nd no-hitter beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0
  • 1977 77th US Golf Open: Hubert Green shoots a 278 at Southern Hills Tulsa
  • 1977 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • 1977 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Ian Botham takes 8-34 v Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • 1979 In NYC 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as manager of the New York Yankees
  • 1983 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1988 88th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Country Club Mass
  • 1988 Shirley Furlong wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1988 32 divers finish cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
  • 1991 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1992 Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer Evander Holyfield
Boxer
Evander Holyfield
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1992 NY Yankees 1st game in Baltimore Oriole's Camden Yards
  • 1993 Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord's
  • 1994 Lisa Kiggens wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1995 NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 Stanley Cup: Dallas Stars defeat Buffalo Sabres 4-2, Brett Hull clinches series with controversial "No Goal"

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000 Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers 4-2 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal

Sport awardGolf Tournament

2000 Tiger Woods wins golf's US Open by 15 shots, a record for all majors, with a US Open to-par record score of -12

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 2000 54th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2005 105th US Golf Open: Michael Campbell shoots a 280 at Pinehurst GR NC
  • 2006 Stanley Cup: first time winners Carolina Hurricanes defeat Edmonton Oilers 4-3
  • 2011 111th US Golf Open: Rory McIlroy shoots a 268 at Congressional GC MD
  • 2016 116th US Golf Open: Dustin Johnson wins with a one-under-par 69 by three shots, controversially penalised 1 stroke at Oakmont, Pennsylvania
  • 2016 NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers win their first title defeating Golden State Warriors 4–3 - 1st team to overcome 3–1 deficit