Events in Sport on June 5

  • 1869 3rd Belmont: C Miller aboard Fenian wins in 3:04.25
  • 1879 13th Belmont: George Evans riding Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75
  • 1886 20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41
  • 1902 42nd British Golf Open: Sandy Herd shoots a 307 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1911 Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
  • 1915 47th Belmont: George Byrne aboard The Finn wins in 2:18.6
  • 1920 A's VP Thomas Shibe denies charges that baseballs are livelier
  • 1925 29th US Golf Open: Willie Macfarlane shoots a 291 at Worcester CC Mass
  • 1927 32nd Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden (6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 11-9)
  • 1927 32nd Women's French Championships: Kornelia Bouman beats Irene Peacock (6-2, 6-4)
  • 1931 66th British Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 296 at Carnoustie Golf Links
  • 1933 38th Men's French Championships: Jack Crawford beats Henri Cochet (8-6, 6-1, 6-3)
  • 1933 38th Women's French Championships: Margaret Scriven beats Simonne Mathieu (6-2, 4-6, 6-4)
  • 1937 69th Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 2:28.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941 Sandor Szabo beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • 1943 75th Belmont: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 2:28.2
  • 1943 President Laurel was shot around 4 times with a 45 caliber pistol while playing golf at the Wack Wack Golf Course in Mandaluyong

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1948 Phillies Richie Ashburn sets NL rookie consecut hitting streak at 23

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • 1952 1st sporting event televised nationally-Walcott vs Charles boxing
  • 1952 Test Cricket debut of Freddie Trueman v India at Headingley

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1952 Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1955 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 550' HR off Chicago Billy Pierce

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1960 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
  • 1965 97th Belmont: John Sellers aboard Hail to All wins in 2:28.6
  • 1966 Cincinnati Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Clayton Federal Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Sport awardTennis Open

1966 65th Men's French Championships: Tony Roche beats Istvan Gulyas (6-1, 6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

Sport awardTennis Open

1966 65th Women's French Championships: Ann Jones beats Nancy Richey (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • 1971 103rd Belmont: Walter Blum aboard Pass Catcher wins in 2:30.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 As' Reggie Jackson & Bill North engage in clubhouse fight at Detroit

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1976 108th Belmont: Angel Cordero Jr riding Bold Forbes wins in 2:29
  • 1977 31st NBA Championship: Port Trailblazers beat Philadelphia 76er, 4 games to 2
  • 1977 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Talk Tournament '77 Golf Tournament
  • 1977 LA Dodgers retire Walt Alston's #24

Sport awardTennis Open

1977 76th Men's French Open: Guillermo Vilas beats Brian Gottfried (6-0, 6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Sport awardTennis Open

1977 76th Women's French Open: Mima Jausovec beats Florenta Mihai (6-2, 6-7, 6-1)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981 Astro's Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as all-time walk leader (1,777)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1982 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
  • 1983 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

1983 82nd Men's French Open: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (6-2, 7-5, 7-6)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

Sport awardTennis Open

1983 82nd Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1988 Laura Davies wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies

Sport awardTennis Open

1988 87th Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Henri Leconte (7-5, 6-2, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Henri Leconte
Tennis Player
Henri Leconte

Sport awardTennis Open

1988 87th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Natalia Zvereva (6-0, 6-0)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1989 Billy Smith, last original NY Islander, retires
  • 1989 Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Milwaukee Brewers win 5-3
  • 1993 125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1994 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1994 93rd Men's French Open: Sergi Bruguera beats Alberto Berasategui (6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

1994 93rd Women's French Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Mary Pierce (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • 1998 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Dallas Stars, 4 games to 2
  • 1999 131st Belmont: Jose Santos aboard Lemon Drop Kid wins in 2:27.88
  • 2004 136th Belmont: Edgar Prado aboard Birdstone wins in 2:27.50

Sport awardTennis Open

2005 104th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Mariano Puerta (6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 7-5)

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • 2005 104th Women's French Open: Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Mary Pierce (6-1, 6-1)
  • 2010 142nd Belmont: Mike Smith riding Drosselmeyer wins in 2:31.57
  • 2011 110th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1)
  • 2011 110th Women's French Open: Li Na beats Francesca Schiavone (6-4, 7-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

2016 115th Men's French Open: Novak Đoković beats Andy Murray (3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4) to win his first French title

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray