On This Day in Sport for May 13

Events in Sport

  • 1887 15th Preakness: William Donohue aboard Dunboyne wins in 2:39.25
  • 1890 18th Preakness: W Martin aboard Montague wins in 2:36.75
  • 1891 17th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Kingman wins in 2:52.25

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1905 James J Jeffries retires as boxing champion

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1909 The first Giro d'Italia takes place in Milan: Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna is the winner.
  • 1911 37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05
  • 1916 42nd Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard George Smith wins in 2:04
  • 1922 48th Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson aboard Morvich wins in 2:04.6
  • 1922 47th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6
  • 1927 VVOG soccer team forms in Harderwijk
  • 1933 58th Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Head Play wins in 2:02
  • 1939 64th Preakness: George Seabo aboard Challedon wins in 1:59.8
  • 1942 Pitcher Jim Tobin belts 3 HRs in a game
  • 1944 69th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 1:59.2
  • 1952 Minor-league Bristol pitcher Ron Necciai strikes out 27 in 9-innings

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1953 NY Giants Willie Mays & Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs & a triple

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1955 Mickey Mantle hits 3 consecutive HRs of at least 463'

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1958 Stan Musial is 8th to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1960 Phillies lose 3rd consecutive 1-0 game

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Western Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1967 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller
  • 1967 Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries
  • 1972 Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (started 5/12)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in Calif

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court
  • 1973 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 1975 Hail stones as large as tennis balls hit Wernerville Tenn
  • 1976 9th & final ABA championship: NY Nets beat Denver Nuggets, 4 games to 2
  • 1979 Sandra Post wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
  • 1980 Cincinnati Red Ray Knight hits 2 HRs in 5th inning vs NY Mets
  • 1981 Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st European Cup Winner's Cup against Carl Zeiss Jena of East Germany 2-1 in Düsseldorf
  • 1982 Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1984 Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • 1984 Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff''s last competitive match
  • 1985 Carlton Fisk becomes 5th catcher to steal 100 bases
  • 1987 Ajax of the Netherlands win 27th European Cup Winner's Cup against Lokomotive Leipzig 1-0 of East Germany in Athens
  • 1987 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Minn Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 1989 Trinidad & Tobago ties US 1-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 1990 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic
  • 1992 Frank Stallone beats Geraldo Rivera in boxing on Howard Stern Show

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1995 Team New Zealand beats Team Dennis Conner 5-0 to win the America's Cup for the first time

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1996 O.J. Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1998 Chelsea of England win 38th European Cup Winner's Cup against Stuttgart of Germany 1-0 in Stockholm
  • 2012 Manchester City win the English Premier League for the first time

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1856 Tom O'Rourke, American boxing manager (d. 1938)
  • 1896 Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, Dutch equestrian (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
  • 1904 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1914 Joe Louis, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), born in Lafayette, Alabama (d. 1981)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1922 Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • 1927 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (d. 1958)
  • 1934 Leon Wagner, baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1939 Anthony Hide, racehorse trainer
  • 1939 Terry Dill, Forth Worth TX, PGA golfer (1992 Bank One Senior Classic)
  • 1939 Hildrun Claus, German athlete
  • 1944 Clive Radley, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1978)
  • 1947 David Hughes, cricketer
  • 1952 Sew Shivnarine, cricketer (3 Tests for WI 1978, later USA captain)
  • 1959 Robert Earnshaw, racehorse trainer
  • 1960 Shannon Vessup-Millen, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1991), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1961 Dennis Rodman, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • 1962 Sean McDonough, American sports newscaster
  • 1963 Wally Masur, England, tennis star
  • 1964 Sam Randolph, Nike golfer (1993 New England-2nd), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1964 Sara Gomer, England, tennis star
  • 1965 Chris Washburn, American NBA player, born in Hickory, North Carolina
  • 1968 Annette DeLuca, North Bergen NJ, LPGA golfer
  • 1968 James Harris, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969 Lyle Mouton, Lafayette Louisiana, outfielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1970 Doug Evans, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970 Giuseppe Busillo, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1970 Mark Beaufait, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1970 Mitch Lyons, NFL tight end (Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1970 Selwyn Jones, NFL defensive back (Seahawks, Den Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1971 Hamish Pepper, laser single handed sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971 Michael Sirotka, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971 Rob Fredrickson, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971 Tom Nalen, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972 Darryl Sydor, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • 1972 Josh Heinrich, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Lions, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Stefaan Maene, Belgian swimmer
  • 1974 Albert Connell, wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1974 Lisa Jacob, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96)
  • 1975 Chris Crawford, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1976 Mark Delaney, Welsh footballer
  • 1977 Diane Halber, Torrance California, figure skater (1996 National Collegiate champ)
  • 1977 Sara DeCosta, ice hockey goalie (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1977 Robby Hammock, baseball player
  • 1978 Mike Bibby, American basketball player
  • 1978 Ryan Bukvich, American baseball player
  • 1978 Barry Zito, American baseball player
  • 1978 Steve Mildenhall, English football player
  • 1978 Dilshan Vitharana, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1981 Jimmy Yang, American wrestler
  • 1983 Yaya Touré, Ivorian footballer
  • 1985 Travis Zajac, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 Scott Sutter, Swiss footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

2003 NBA star Dennis Rodman (42) weds Michelle Moyer in a small civil ceremony in Newport Beach, California

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • 2017 Former WNBA player Diana Taurasi (34) weds teammate Penny Taylor (36) in Pheonix, Arizona

Deaths in Sport

  • 1914 R E Foster, only dual England captain at cricket & soccer, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974 Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • 1978 Albert Roberts, cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 7 wickets), dies
  • 1993 Evert "Eef" Dolman, Dutch cyclist (Olympic-gold-1964), dies at 47
  • 1994 Duncan Hamilton, driver, dies at 74
  • 1995 Cecil Marley, cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies
  • 1999 Gene Sarazen, American golfer (b. 1902)
  • 2002 Valeri Lobanovsky, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1939)
  • 2011 Derek Boogaard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1982)
  • 2013 Chuck Muncie, American football running back, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 2013 Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoer, dies at 56