May 1959 in Sport

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Events in Sport

Results 1 - 14 of 14

1st - Floyd Patterson KOs Brian London in 11 for Heavyweight boxing title
1st - White Sox Early Wynn beats Red Sox 1-0 on his own HR
2nd - 85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2
3rd - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Land of the Sky Golf Tournament
7th - "Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd (93,103 in LA Coliseum) sees Dodgers' Sandy Koufax beat Yankees 6-2 in exhibition
9th - Dorothy Rigney, husband John, & Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox
10th - Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Howard Johnson Golf Invitational
11th - Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends
15th - 100th anniversary of 1st college baseball game, between Amherst & Williams Teams reenact the original contest
16th - 85th Preakness: William Harmatz aboard Royal Orbit wins in 1:57
17th - Sam Snead sets PGA record for 36 holes at 122
25th - US Supreme Courtt rules Louisiana prohibiting black-white boxing unconstitutional
30th - Indianapolis 500: Rodger Ward wins in 3:40:47.470 (218.641 km/h)
31st - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Cavalier Golf Open

Birthdays in Sport

Results 1 - 20 of 20

1st - Eddie Johnson, NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers)
4th - Robert Raymond Tway, PGA golfer (1986 Shearson), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4th - Rohn Stark, NFL punter (Pittsburgh Steelers)
6th - Scott Hood, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Montana Open-2nd), born in Seattle, Washington
7th - Robin L Freeman, St Charles MO, PGA golfer (1993 Northern Telecom-3rd)
8th - Ronnie Lott, Albuquerque, NM, NFL defensive back (SF 49er)
9th - Andrew Jones, cricketer (highly consistent for NZ at 1st drop)
9th - Asantha De Mel, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test opening bowler)
10th - Dan Schayes, NBA center/forward (Miami Heat, Orlando Magic)
12th - Dave Christian, Minn, NHL right wing (Wash Caps, Olympic-gold-1980)
13th - Robert Earnshaw, racehorse trainer
14th - Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
15th - Kaokor Galaxy, Thai boxer
16th - Bob Patterson, Jacksonville FL, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
16th - Ty Armstrong, Waxahachie TX, Nike golfer (1993 Anheuser-Busch-19th)
18th - Graham Dilley, cricketer (England wicket-taker of 80's)
23rd - Marcella Mesker, Netherlands, tennis star
24th - George Glanos, horse trainer
26th - Brian Peaker, London Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
26th - Nancy White-Brophy, Montague PEI, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-25th)

Deaths in Sport

Results 1 - 3 of 3

16th - Elisha Scott, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1894)
26th - Ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78
28th - Bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies

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