May 1982 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Gato Del Sol wins in 2:02.4

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 2 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • May 4 Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans
  • May 4 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 0
  • May 6 Seattle Mariner Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games
  • May 6 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Vancouver Canucks beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • May 7 Federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing
  • May 7 Oakland Raiders to move to LA
  • May 9 Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • May 12 FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Liège of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona
  • May 13 Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros)
  • May 15 107th Preakness: Jack Kaenel aboard Aloma's Ruler wins in 1:55.4

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 16 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • May 16 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Vancouver Canucks in 4 games
  • May 18 Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive HRs
  • May 23 Cathy Morse wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic
  • May 25 Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
  • May 26 26th European Cup: Aston Villa beats Bayern Munich 1-0 at Rotterdam
  • May 27 New owners purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval to move them to NJ Meadowlands (Devils)
  • May 27 John McMullen buys NHL Colorodo Rockies & gets approval to move to NJ
  • May 30 Closest Indy 500, Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds
  • May 30 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Tommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player
  • May 3 Igor Olshansky, Ukrainian-born American football player
  • May 4 Kleopas Giannou, Greek footballer
  • May 4 Markus Rogan, Austrian swimmer
  • May 5 Wouter D'Haene, Belgian flatwater canoer
  • May 5 Jay Bothroyd, English footballer
  • May 7 Akos Buzsaky, Hungarian Football player
  • May 8 Adrian Gonzalez, American baseball player
  • May 11 Andrew Walter, American football player
  • May 14 Ai Shibata, Japanese swimmer
  • May 14 BeardyMan, English beatboxer
  • May 15 Segundo Castillo, Ecuadorian footballer
  • May 15 Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaican athlete
  • May 16 Łukasz Kubot, Polish tennis player
  • May 16 Hanna Mariën, Belgian athlete
  • May 17 Tony Parker, French-American basketball player
  • May 18 Jason Brown, English-born footballer
  • May 19 Pål Steffen Andresen, Norwegian footballer
  • May 19 Kevin Amankwaah, English footballer
  • May 20 Petr Čech, Czech footballer
  • May 20 Imran Farhat, Pakistani cricketer
  • May 21 Ma'a Nonu, New Zealand rugby union player and All Black (2003-), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • May 22 Apolo Anton Ohno, American short track speed skater
  • May 23 Cyrill Gloor, Swiss footballer
  • May 24 Issah Ahmed, Ghana football player
  • May 25 Adam Boyd, English footballer
  • May 25 Daniel Braaten, Norwegian footballer
  • May 25 Ryan Gallant, American skateboarder
  • May 28 Jhonny Peralta, Dominican baseball player
  • May 29 Matt Macri, American baseball player
  • May 30 Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (d. 2007)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 8 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident
  • May 15 Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (b. 1946)