Important date for the Detroit Red Wings

Will Bloggs
June 16, 2024  (1:18 PM)

Here's the sports highlights history for June 16th
Photo credit: HockeyGods

Today's Sports Highlight in History:

In 1998, the Detroit Red Wings became the first team to win consecutive Stanley Cups since Pittsburgh in 1992 by completing a sweep of Washington with a 4-1 win with two goals made by Doug Brown. This victory marked the fourth straight NHL finals sweep which was a first in major pro sports history.
On this date:
1927: Tommy Armour wins the U.S. Open with a three-stroke victory over Harry Cooper in a playoff.
1946: Lloyd Mangrum edges Byron Nelson and Vic Ghezzi to win the U.S. Open by one stroke in a 36-hole playoff.
1951: Ben Hogan captures the U.S. Open for the second straight year with a two-stroke comeback victory over Clayton Heafner.
1956: Cary Middlecoff wins the U.S. Open by one stroke over Ben Hogan and Julius Boros.
1968: Lee Trevino becomes the first golfer to play all four rounds of the U.S. Open under par, beating Jack Nicklaus by four strokes.
1974: Hale Irwin wins the U.S. Open, known as the «Massacre at Winged Foot,» with a score of 7-over 278.
1975: The Milwaukee Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley to the L.A. Lakers for four players.
1985: Andy North wins the U.S. Open by one stroke over Tze-chung Chen, Dave Barr, and Denis Watson.
1985: Willie Banks of the USA sets a triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis.
1993: Michael Jordan scores 55 points, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 111-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals.
1993: Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 100th career home run for Seattle.
1995: Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career home run (429 overall).
1996: The Chicago Bulls win their fourth NBA title in six years, beating the Seattle Supersonics.
1999: Maurice Greene breaks the 100-meter world record with a time of 9.79 seconds.
2002: Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Open, becoming the first player since Jack Nicklaus in 1972 to capture the first two major championships of the year.
2006: Tiger Woods misses the cut in a Grand Slam tournament for the first time as a pro at the U.S. Open.
2008: Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Open in a 19-hole playoff over Rocco Mediate, his 14th career major.
2013: Justin Rose captures his first major championship and becomes the first Englishman in 43 years to win the U.S. Open.
2013: Greg Biffle wins his second straight Sprint Cup at Michigan International Speedway, marking Ford's 1,000th victory across NASCAR's three national series.
2015: The Golden State Warriors win their first NBA championship since 1975, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers.
2016: LeBron James scores 41 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to force a decisive Game 7 against the Golden State Warriors.
2018: Video Assist Referee (VAR) technology is used for the first time in a World Cup soccer match.
2022: The Golden State Warriors win the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, securing their fourth title in eight years, with Stephen Curry named MVP.
Source : Chicago Tribune
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