On This Day in Sport for May 28

Events in Sport

  • 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
  • 1875 3rd Preakness: L Hughes aboard Tom Ochiltree wins in 2:43.5
  • 1880 8th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:40.5
  • 1901 26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2
  • 1904 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2
  • 1912 Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Aust v South Africa
  • 1927 Hammond scores his 1,000th cricket run of the season after 22 days

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Bradman gets 160 Aust v Middlesex, 124 mins, 27 fours, 1x6, 1x5

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1934 Hobbs scores his 197th & last FC cricket ton at 51 years 163 days
  • 1941 NY Yankees nip Wash Senators 6-5 in 1st night game at Griffith Stadium
  • 1949 48th Men's French Championships: Frank Parker beats Budge Patty (6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4)
  • 1949 48th Women's French Championships: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Nelly Adamson (7-5, 6-2)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1951 After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1955 80th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6
  • 1955 Indianapolis 500: Bob Sweikert wins
  • 1955 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
  • 1957 NL approves Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to west coast
  • 1958 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
  • 1958 3rd European Cup: Real Madrid beats Milan 3-2 at Brussels
  • 1960 59th Men's French Championships: Nicola Pietrangeli beats Luis Ayala (3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

1960 59th Women's French Championships: Darlene Hard beats Yola Ramirez (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • 1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
  • 1968 NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
  • 1969 13th European Cup: Milan beats Ajax 4-1 at Madrid
  • 1973 Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6-3, in 21 innings (game started 5/26)
  • 1973 Indianapolis 500: Gordon Johncock wins in 2:05:25.320 (255.944 km/h)
  • 1975 19th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Leeds United 2-0 at Paris
  • 1978 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser became 5th to win the race 3 times
  • 1980 Joe Darby does a standing long jump of 12'5"
  • 1980 24th European Cup: Nottingham Forest beats Hamburg 1-0 at Madrid
  • 1986 White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out 1st 7 Rangers he faces
  • 1989 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1989 Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins
  • 1995 Alison Nichols wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1995 Dottie Mochrie wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
  • 1995 White Sox (5) & Tigers (7) combine for record 12 HRs at Tiger Stadium
  • 1995 Indianapolis 500: Jacques Villeneuve wins in 3:15:17.561 (247.221 km/h)
  • 1997 5th UEFA Champions League Final: Borussia Dortmund beats Juventus 3-1 at Munich
  • 2000 Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 2:58:59.431 (269.737 km/h)
  • 2002 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Carolina Hurricanes beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003 Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 2003 11th UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Juventus (0-0, 3-2 on penalties) at Manchester
  • 2006 Indianapolis 500: Sam Hornish Jr wins in 3:10:58.7590 (252.804 km/h)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2006 Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 2011 19th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Manchester United 3-1 at London
  • 2017 Indianapolis 500: Takuma Sato wins in 3:13:03.3584

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1851 Dick Barlow, cricketer (immortal England all-rounder of 1880s)
  • 1862 Henry W Slocum Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1888)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1888 Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold-1912), born in Prague, Oklahoma (d. 1953)

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1896 Warren Giles, baseball's National League president
  • 1909 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1911 Bob Crisp, cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930s)
  • 1922 Lou Duva, American boxing trainer, born in New York City (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Leslie Wight, cricketer (one Test WI v India 1953, scored 21)
  • 1931 Raymond Miquel, chairman (Scottish Sports Council)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1938 Jerry West, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic Gold 1960), born in Chelyan, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • 1943 Liz Edgar, horse show jumper
  • 1946 Skip Jutze, American baseball player
  • 1948 Bob Shearer, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1949 Shelley Hamlin, San Mateo CA, LPGA golfer (1978 Patty Berg Classic)
  • 1955 Mark Howe, American ice hockey player
  • 1956 Jeff Dujon, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1981-91, their most successful)
  • 1956 Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
  • 1957 Kirk Gibson, Mich, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 NL MVP)
  • 1957 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach
  • 1960 Allan Green, cricketeer
  • 1963 Eugene Robinson, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1964 Armon Gilliam, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, NJ Nets)
  • 1964 Beth Herr, tennis star, born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1964 Mark MacKay, Brandon GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1964 Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer
  • 1965 Catherine Tanvier, France, tennis star
  • 1965 Chantal Bailey, Champaign Ill, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
  • 1965 Michael Charles Brisky, PGA golfer (1995 Buick-2nd), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • 1966 Gavin Robertson, NSW cricket off-spin all-rounder (Aust ODI-Pak 1994)
  • 1967 Glen Rice, NBA guard and forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1967 Tory Epps, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1968 Char Thompson, WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1968 Sandra Bacher, half-heavyweight judoka (Oly-92, 96), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1968 Tomas P Pukstys, javelin thrower (Olympics-8th-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Bob Meeks, WLAF corner (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969 Damian Rhodes, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1969 Frank McCormack, Leicester Mass, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Ben Williams, WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)
  • 1970 David Roberts, Alameda California, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
  • 1970 Jason Belser, NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971 Jeff Gove, Nike golfer (1991 Ralphs Senior Classic), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1971 Nick Bravin, American fencer-foil (Olympics-96), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Cheryl Demkowski, dance skater (& Gregory Maddalone), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1972 Michael Boogerd, Dutch cyclist
  • 1972 Guidoni Junior Doriva, Brazilian footballer
  • 1973 Pat Peake, NHL center (Washington Capitals), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1973 Todd Sweeris, table tennis player (Olympics-96), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1975 Mike Fisher, Naperville Ill, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1976 Alexei Nemov, Russian gymnast
  • 1976 Glenn Morrison, Rugby League Player
  • 1979 Joeri Jansen, Belgian athlete
  • 1979 Ronald Curry, American football player
  • 1980 Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 Daniel Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
  • 1982 Jhonny Peralta, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983 Steve Cronin, American soccer goalkeeper
  • 1983 Humberto Sanchez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1986 Charles N'Zogbia, French footballer
  • 1986 Berrick Barnes, Australian Rugby player
  • 1986 Michael Oher, American football player at Ole Miss
  • 1988 David Perron, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1991 Alexandre Lacazette, French soccer player, born in Lyon, France

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1971 NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24) weds school teacher Janice Brown

HeartWedding of Interest

1978 NBA legend Jerry West (40) weds cheerleader Karen Bua

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • 2011 Former American beauty queen Candice Crawford (24) weds Dallas Cowboys football quarterback Tony Romo (31) at Arlington Hall in Dallas, Texas

Deaths in Sport

  • 1959 Bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies
  • 1993 Charles Barnett, cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies
  • 1994 Julius Boros, pro golfer (US Open 1952), dies of heart attack at 74
  • 2006 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920)
  • 2007 Marquise Hill, American football player (b. 1982)