Events in Sport on June 4

  • 1870 4th Belmont: W Dick aboard Kingfisher wins in 2:59.5
  • 1884 18th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Panique wins in 2:42
  • 1927 1st Ryder Cup: US beats England, 9½-2½ at Worcester Country Club (Worcester, Massachusetts, US)
  • 1928 33rd Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Rene Lacoste (5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3)
  • 1928 33rd Women's French Championships: Helen Wills beats Eileen Bennett (6-1, 6-2)
  • 1932 64th Belmont: Tom Malley aboard Faireno wins in 2:32.8
  • 1938 10th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland wins 7½-4½ at the Old Course at St Andrews
  • 1938 70th Belmont: James Stout aboard Pasteurized wins in 2:29.6
  • 1940 1st NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1)
  • 1940 1st night game at Forbes Field (Pirates 14, Braves 2)
  • 1941 Nazis forbid Jews access to beaches & swimming pools
  • 1950 Dutch cyclist Wim van Est wins Bordeaux-Paris (586 km in 17:25)
  • 1951 Pirate's' Gus Bell hits for cycle helps beat Phillies 12-4
  • 1953 Pitts trades outfielder Ralph Kiner & Joe Garagiola to Chicago Cubs

Sport awardTennis Open

1955 54th Men's French Championships: Tony Trabert beats Sven Davidson (2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • 1955 54th Women's French Championships: Angela Mortimer beats Dorothy Knode (2-6, 7-5, 10-8)
  • 1958 SF Giants Hank Sauer & B Schmidt are 2nd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1961 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Western Golf Open
  • 1964 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 3rd no-hitter beats Phil Phillies, 3-0
  • 1964 Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott v Australia at Trent Bridge, 48
  • 1966 98th Belmont: William Boland aboard Amberoid wins in 2:29.6

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1970 SD Padres draft Mike Ivie #1
  • 1971 Zaheer Abbas scores Cricket 274 at Edgbaston, 544 minutes 38 fours
  • 1972 Carol Mann wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 1972 Record 8 shutouts pitched in 16 major league games (AL=5, NL=3)
  • 1972 71st Men's French Open: Andres Gimeno beats Patrick Proisy (4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

1972 71st Women's French Open: Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong (6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1974 NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks
  • 1978 6th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Arnold Palmer fails to make the US Open golf tournament for the 1st time in 32 years

  • 1984 NY Mets draft Shawn Abner, 17, #1

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1988 Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a NY Yankee

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1989 Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway
  • 1990 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez strikes out 18 Atlanta Braves
  • 1995 Dale Eggeling wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
  • 1998 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Washington Capitals beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2
  • 1999 NHL Western Conference Final: Dallas Stars beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3
  • 2008 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings defeat Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2

Sport awardTennis Open

2016 115th Women's French Open: Garbiñe Muguruza beats Serena Williams (7-5, 6-4) to claim her 1st grand slam title

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams