May 1986 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 3rd 112th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand wins in 2:02.8
  • 3rd Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Cey hits his 300th & 301st HR
  • 3rd NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game
  • 7th Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox, retires
  • 7th 30th European Cup: Steaua Bucuresti beats Barcelona (0-0, 2-0 on penalties) at Seville
  • 9th NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
  • 11th Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

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14th Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 14th NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat St. Louis Blues, 4 games to 3
  • 17th 111th Preakness: Alex Solis aboard Snow Chief wins in 1:54.8
  • 18th Becky Pearson wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
  • 18th David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool
  • 24th Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4 games to 1

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25th KC Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 25th Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 28th White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out 1st 7 Rangers he faces
  • 30th Bobby Rahal is 1st to average over 170 mph in Indianapolis 500

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30th Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • 1st Adam Casey, Australian footballer
  • 8th Marvell Wynne, American soccer player
  • 11th Abou Diaby, French footballer
  • 11th Ronny, Brazilian footballer
  • 13th Scott Sutter, Swiss footballer
  • 15th Matías Fernández, Chilean footballer
  • 15th Adam Moffat, Scottish football player
  • 15th Kyle Loza, Freestyle Motocross Rider
  • 16th Andy Keogh, Irish footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
  • 18th Ryan Lamb, English rugby union player
  • 19th Mario Chalmers, NCAA basketball player
  • 20th Dexter Blackstock, English footballer
  • 23rd Ruben Zadkovich, Australian soccer player
  • 25th Yoan Gouffran, French footballer
  • 28th Charles N'Zogbia, French footballer
  • 28th Berrick Barnes, Australian Rugby player
  • 28th Michael Oher, American football player at Ole Miss
  • 31st Robert Gesink, Dutch cyclist

Deaths in Sport

  • 2nd Henri Toivonen, Finnish rallydriver (b.1956)
  • 11th Fritz Pollard, American football player (b. 1894)
  • 15th Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (b. 1958)