May 1982 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1st 108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Gato Del Sol wins in 2:02.4
  • 1st Nordiques 4-Isles 5 (OT)-semifinals-Isles hold 3-0 lead

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2nd Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 4th Nordiques 2-Isles 4-Semifinals-Isles win series 4-0
  • 4th Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans
  • 4th NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 0
  • 6th Seattle Mariner Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games
  • 6th NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Vancouver Canucks beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • 7th Federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing
  • 7th Oakland Raiders to move to LA
  • 8th Canucks 5-Isles 6 (OT)-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • 9th Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • 11th Canucks 4-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead
  • 12th FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Liège of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona
  • 13th Canucks 0-Isles 3-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead
  • 13th Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros)
  • 15th 107th Preakness: Jack Kaenel aboard Aloma's Ruler wins in 1:55.4

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

16th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

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