1980: Roberto Durán claims WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard

The "Brawl in Montreal" took place at Olympic Stadium and Durán won by unanimous points decision

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Take a journey back in sports history, as cllct looks at major anniversaries that occurred on this date:

June 20, 1980: Sugar Ray Leonard suffered his first defeat and lost his WBC welterweight title to Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán. The "Brawl in Montreal" took place at Olympic Stadium and Durán won by unanimous points decision.

June 19, 1989: Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden notches his 100th career win in a 5-3 win over the Expos at Shea Stadium. He becomes the third-youngest pitcher to hit 100 wins at the age of 24 years and seven months, trailing only Bob Feller and Frank Hahn.

June 18, 2000: Tiger Woods wins the 100th U.S. Open. Woods led wire-to-wire and finished 12-under par to claim his first U.S. Open title. His 15-stroke victory sets a new record for largest margin of victory in major championship history.

June 17, 1994: It was a big day on the calendar for sports fans as the following events took place: the New York Rangers Stanley Cup Parade, the World Cup started, the U.S. Open was on and Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Knicks and the Rockets at MSG. But all the events faded into the background when the NBA Finals game was interrupted by news of the O.J. Simpson Bronco chase in Los Angeles. Al Cowlings' Bronco has become a rather valuable piece of sports memorabilia.

June 16, 1975: After telling Bucks management that he didn't want to continue playing in Milwaukee, the Bucks trade Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley to the Lakers. The Bucks receive Elmore Smith and Brian Winters plus the No. 2 and No. 8 picks in the NBA Draft. The Bucks drafted Dave Meyers and Junior Bridgeman with those picks.

June 15, 2019: Hunt Auctions partners with Ruth's family to auction a collection of artifacts at Yankee Stadium. The $5.64 million auction price for the 1928-30 jersey makes it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold, according to the auction house. The previous record was a 1920 Babe Ruth jersey that sold for $4.4 million.

June 14, 1998: Jordan hits a game-winning jumper against the Utah Jazz with seconds left on the clock to give the Bulls their second three-peat of the 90's. The shot ended up being the last MJ took as a member of the Chicago Bulls. Goldin Auctions sold an autographed stub from this game for $21,600 in 2020.

June 13, 1948: A frail cancer-battling Babe Ruth, who used his bat as a cane, made his final appearance at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees retired his No. 3 -- only the second number to be retired after Lou Gehrig's No. 4. A crowd of 49,641 was there for the event which New York Tribune's Nat Fein captured beautifully with his Pulitzer-winning photo of Ruth standing in front of the current Yankees team and the crowd in his iconic No. 3 jersey.

June 12, 1970: Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Doc Ellis no-hits the Padres, 2-0 at San Diego Stadium. In 1984, Ellis admitted that he had been under the influence of LSD when he walked eight and hit one while throwing his no-no. PSA has not graded one ticket from this game.

June 11, 1990: Nolan Ryan pitches the sixth no-hitter of his career as the Rangers down the Athletics. Ryan finishes off the ninth inning by retiring Rickey Henderson, Ken Phelps and Willie Randolph.

June 10, 1996: The Colorado Avalanche won a thrilling 3 OT 1-0 game to sweep the Florida Panthers and win the Stanley Cup. Patrick Roy stopped all 63 shots in the game and finished with a series save percentage of .974, stopping 147 of 151 shots.

June 9, 1945: Shortly after beating the Phillies 8-7 at Ebbets Field, Dodger manager Leo Durocher is arrested for punching a fan. Charges were dropped after fan says the Dodgers paid him $6,750 for his injuries.

June 8, 2002: Serena Williams beats her older sister Venus 7-5, 6-3 to claim her first French Open title. The title would be the first of four straight majors wins, which became known as the 'Serena Slam' (all four majors in a row but not during one season) - across 2002 and 2003.

June 7, 1989: Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th Hart Trophy in the past ten years. The award came in his first year with the Los Angeles Kings after Gretzky tallied 54 goals and 114 assists for 168 points. His string of eight straight MVP awards was snapped the previous season by Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux.

June 6, 1969: A few months after being named MVP of Super Bowl III, Joe Namath held a press conference to announce he was retiring from the NFL. Commissioner Pete Rozelle had demanded Namath sell his stake in Bachelors III, a NYC night club that the NFL believed was used by mobsters that were running gambling rackets. Namath cried during the press conference and said he was retiring because he had done nothing wrong. Namath eventually sold his stake and was back with the Jets by July.

June 5, 1974: Oakland teammates Reggie Jackson and Bill North fought in the visiting clubhouse at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. Reggie took offense to something North said and the two game to blows twice before the game before being broken up by Vida Blue and Ray Fosse.

June 4, 1974: The Cleveland Indians drew their second-largest crowd of the season (25,134) at Municipal Stadium for the ten-cent beer night. Streakers, a father & son mooning and even an appearance by Morganna, "The Kissing Bandit", were some of the night's highlights. But it ended in a riot after a fan tried to swipe Rangers outfielder Jeff Burrough's hat and the Rangers ended up escaping the field and claiming the forfeit win.

June 3, 1980: 18-year-old Darryl Strawberry is selected by the New York Mets with the first pick in the MLB Draft. His signing bonus was for $152,500. In 2002, Lelands sold a lot of his game-worn gear (bat, helmet, glove, cleats and hat) for $1,355.84. Only two tickets from his MLB debut on May 6, 1983 have been graded by PSA.

June 2, 1991: Magic Johnson had a triple-double (19 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds) as the Lakers stunned the Bulls 93-91 in Game 1 of the 1991 NBA FInals in Chicago, spoiling Michael Jordan's first career Finals game. MJ's Bulls would win the next four games to capture Chicago's first NBA championship.

June 1, 1979: The Sonics beat the Washington Bullets 97-93 in the NBA Finals to beat the defending champ in five games. Gus Williams led the way with 23 points in Game 5, while the 1979 Finals MVP Dennis Johnson chipped in 21.