On This Day in Sport for May 5

Events in Sport

  • 1863 Joe Coburn KOs Mike McCoole for US boxing title in 63rd round

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1904 Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Philadelphia A's (3-0)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 1908 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2
  • 1912 5th Olympic games open at Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1917 St Louis Brown Ernie Koob no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1925 Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6 (16 total bases)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1926 Geldrop soccer team forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1930 Bradman scores 185* Aust v Leicestershire, 317 mins, 16 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1934 60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1935 Jesse Owens of US sets long jump record at 26' 8½"

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • 1938 Phillies Harold Kelleher faces 16 batters in 6th, as Cubs score 12 runs, both marks are NL records off one hurler in a single inning
  • 1949 Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame
  • 1951 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6
  • 1952 Ron Necciai of Pitts Pirate's Bristol Twins Class D farm team, strikes out 27, as he no-hits Welch Minors, 4 Minors do reach base
  • 1956 82nd Kentucky Derby: David Erb aboard Needles wins in 2:03.4
  • 1956 Broekster Boys soccer team forms in Damwoude
  • 1956 World championships of judo are 1st held, in Tokyo

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1957 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1962 88th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Decidedly wins in 2:00.4
  • 1962 LA Angel Bo Belinsky no-hits Balt Orioles, 2-0
  • 1963 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
  • 1966 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • 1966 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966 Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
  • 1969 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 1973 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4
  • 1974 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1978 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1979 105th Kentucky Derby: Ron Franklin on Spectacular Bid wins in 2:02.4
  • 1984 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4
  • 1984 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
  • 1985 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Moss Creek Women's Golf Invitational
  • 1987 Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1990 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1995 Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
  • 1996 Karrie Webb wins LPGA Sprint Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 2001 127th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Chavez aboard Monarchos wins in 1:59.97
  • 2007 133rd Kentucky Derby: Calvin Borel aboard Street Sense wins in 2:02.17
  • 2012 138th Kentucky Derby: Mario Gutierrez aboard Ill Have Another wins in 2:01.83

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1883 Charles Bender, only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1889 Herbie Taylor, cricketer (prolific South African pre- & post-WWI)
  • 1900 Charles Jewtraw, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1904 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)
  • 1911 Norman Oldfield, cricketer (Engl batsman one Test v WI 1939, 80 & 19)
  • 1917 Ron Saggers, cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's)
  • 1919 Tony Canadeo, NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925 Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), born in Weston, Nebraska (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Sid O'Linn, cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960)
  • 1939 Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams
  • 1941 Aleksandr Ragulin, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1941 Howie Komives, NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves)
  • 1944 Bo Larsson, Swedish footballer
  • 1954 John Greg Adams, PGA golfer (1982 Hall of Fame-2nd), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1961 Hiro Hase, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1964 Heike Henkel, German FR, world record indoor high jumper (1992)
  • 1964 Ulrich Wilson, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1965 Paul Frase, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1965 Glenn Seton, Australian racing driver
  • 1966 Mike Stapleton, Sarnia, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1967 Brad Baxter, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
  • 1967 Charles Nagy, Fairfield CT, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1968 Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1968 Michael Titley, WLAF TE (London Monarchs)
  • 1968 Robert David Burns, Mission Hills CA, PGA golfer (1994 Buick-5th)
  • 1968 Tim Neilsen, cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991)
  • 1969 Bryan Ivie, Torrance California, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-br-92, 96)
  • 1970 Harold Nash, CFL halfback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1970 LaPhonso Ellis, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970 Juan Acevedo, baseball player
  • 1971 Harold Miner, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1971 Keith Hamilton, defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Ken Brown, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1971 Reggie Jones, wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1972 Barrett Brooks, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Mikael Renberg, Pitea Swe, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, TB Lightning)
  • 1972 Ron Snook, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Rushia Brown, WNBA forward/center (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1972 Travis Jervey, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972 Zigmund Palffy, Skalica Slo, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1972 James Cracknell, British rowing champion, double Olympic gold medalist
  • 1973 Johan Hedberg, Nacka SWE, hockey goalie (Team Sweden, Oly-1998)
  • 1973 Matt Dubuc, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1973 Muhsin Muhammad, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1974 Seiji Ara, Japanese racing driver
  • 1976 Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer
  • 1976 Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentine footballer
  • 1977 Tiffany Roberts, Petaluma California, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 1978 Bruno Cheyrou, French footballer
  • 1980 Yossi Benayoun, Israeli Footballer
  • 1980 DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player
  • 1981 Chris Duncan, baseball player
  • 1982 Wouter D'Haene, Belgian flatwater canoer
  • 1982 Jay Bothroyd, English footballer
  • 1985 Terrence Wheatley, American Football player
  • 1985 P. J. Tucker, American basketball player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1964 Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella (41) weds long-time friend Roxie Joynes

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Deaths in Sport

  • 1931 Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (b. 1899)
  • 1947 Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player (b. 1917)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1951 Leo Diegel, American golfer, dies of throat and lung cancer at 52

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • 1962 Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies
  • 1978 Alfred H H Gilligan, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
  • 1989 Frank Easton, cricket wicketkeeper (NSW 1933-39), dies
  • 1996 Beryl Burton, cyclist, dies at 58
  • 2000 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (b. 1914)
  • 2011 Yosef Merimovich, Israeli football player and manager (b. 1924)
  • 2017 Adolph Kiefer, American 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 98