This Day in Bishop Loughlin History
This following is a list of important May and June dates in Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School’s history. These events consist of events directly related to the school as well as a celebration of the many successes achieved by Loughlinites.
- 6-May - In 2017, Always Dreamimg wins the Kentucky Derby. The horse is co-owned by Anthony Bonomo Class of 1976 and Vincent Viola. Anthony and Vincent grew up together in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
- 7-May - In 1955, Thomas "Tom" Carroll from the Class of 1954 made his major league debut for the New York Yankees.
- 10-May - In 1975, Charles Kulis from the Class of 1967 appeared on Dick Clarkes' American Bandstand. He sang the song "Runaway".
- 18-May - In 2011, Sam Belnavis from the Class of 1957 is interviewed for The Charolle Observer. He takes the initiative to encourage students to pursue education and careers in science and math. Sam is the first African American to be a NASCAR owner.
- 1-Jun - In 1953, the Varsity Tennis team captured the Team Title at Riverview Courts in the Bronx. The team defeated Archbishop Stepinac to win the crown.
- 4-Jun - In 1954, the Varsity Baseball team defeated St. John's Prep to win the Brooklyn Ttitle and advance to the City Finals at Ebbets Field. The team was led by Emil Viola. He was the winning pitcher and had three hits.
- 5-Jun - In 2000, Brother William Mann from the Class of 1965 was elected Vicar General of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
- 6-Jun - In 1952, the Netman won the CHSAA Tennis City Championship against Archbishop Stepinac at Boulevard Garden Courts in Woodside. The team was lead by Joe Jacinison and Bob Schmitts.
- 7-Jun - In 1948, the Varsity Baseball team won its first ever CHSAA City Championship 6 to 2 over Cardinal Hayes at Ebbets Field. Dave Quinn was the winning pitcher and the offense was supplied by Naton, Sczeney & Vane.
- 8-Jun - In 1946, the Varsity Track team won the CHSAA Championship at Randall's Island. The high light of the meet was the two mile relay win. Ed Nesdil anchor the win over Robert McGee from LaSalle.
- 9-Jun - In 1954, Matt Sczesny from the Class of 1950 was signed to a minor league contract by the Boston Red Sox. He would spend the next 55 years in the Red Sox organization as player, coach and scout. He coached the Waterloo Hawks to win the championship in his first season and was also the first coach of the Pawtucket Red Sox.
- 10-Jun - In 1952, the Varsity Baseball won the CHSAA City Championship 3 to 0 over All Hallows at Ebbets Field. Danny McCarty pitched a one-hitter for his 11 win of the season. Carroll, Leavy and Schmitt supplied the offense.
- 12-Jun - In 1953, Pete Naton from the Class of 1949 signed with the Pittsburg Pirates. He receives a $4,000.00 signing bonus. He would make his Major League debut four days later vs the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
- 19-Jun - In 1853, Bishop John Loughlin was named the first Bishop of Brooklyn. During his 38-year-long tenure, he created 125 churches and chapels and 93 parochial schools. In 1933, Bishop Loughlin MHS was opened in his honor.
- 22-Jun - In 1987, Mark Jackson from the Class of 1983 was drafted in the first round of the NBA draft by the New York Knicks. Mark would go on to play 17 seasons in the NBA. In 2011, Jackson was hired as head coach of the Golden State Warriors.