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This Day in Sports History — June 18

Arnold Palmer
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on June 18:

1941 — Joe Louis knocked out Billy Conn in the 13th round to win the heavyweight boxing title at the Polo Grounds in New York. (More info.)

1947 — Cincinnati Reds’ pitcher Ewell Blackwell no-hit the Boston Braves, 6-0. (More info.)

1953 — Gene Stephens smacked three hits — and the Red Sox scored a record 17 runs in the seventh inning — as Boston beat Detroit, 23-3. (More info.)

1960 — Arnold Palmer came from seven strokes behind to win the U.S. Golf Open at Cherry Hills in Denver. (More info.)

1967 — Jack Nicklaus won the U.S. Golf Open at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey. (More info.)

1967 — Houston Astros’ pitcher Don Wilson no-hit the Atlanta Braves, 2-0. (More info.)

1972 — Jack Nicklaus won the U.S. Golf Open at Pebble Beach in California. (More info.)

1972 — West Germany won soccer’s Euro Cup over the Soviet Union, 3-0. (More info.)

1972 — The U.S. Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings in the Curt Flood case, maintaining baseball’s exemption from antitrust laws. (More info.)

1973 — The NCAA made urine testing mandatory for participants. (More info.)

1976 — Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn voided Oakland Athletics’ owner Charles Finley’s sales of Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers to Red Sox, and Vida Blue to Yankees. (More info.)

1977 — New York Yankees’ manager Billy Martin and slugger Reggie Jackson get into a dugout altercation during a game at Fenway Park in Boston. (More info.)

2000 — Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open by 15 strokes at Pebble Beach in California. (More info.)

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