Contact Us

This Day in Sports History for June 6

Roger Clemens
Rick Stewart, Getty Images

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on June 6:

1892 — Benjamin Harrison became the first president to attend a major league game. (More Info.)

1944 — Major League Baseball canceled all games as the Allied forces began D-Day operations in Normandy. (More Info.)

1946 — The Basketball Association of America, a forerunner of the NBA, formed in New York City. (More Info.)

1969 —  Joe Namath quit the NFL after league commissioner Pete Rozelle ordered him to sell his stake in a bar frequented by reputed gamblers. (More Info.)

1976 — The Boston Celtics beat the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of NBA Finals and win the series, 4-2 (More Info.)

1983 — The Boston Red Sox selected Roger Clemens with the 19th pick in the MLB draft. (More Info.)

1987 — Bet Twice won the Belmont Stakes and ends Alysheba’s run at the Triple Crown. (More Info.)

1999 — Andre Agassi defeated Andre Medvedev at the French Open to become just the fifth man to win all four Grand Slam tennis events. (More Info.)

2001 — Philadelphia beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-101 in OT in Game 1 of the NBA Finals as both 76ers’ guard Allen Iverson (48) and Lakers’ center Shaquille O’Neal (44) scored 40 or more points. (More Info.)

Best of News Talk 940

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for VOA VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive VOA VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.