Events in Sport in May 1989

  • 1st Jockey Chris Antley ends record of 64 consecutive winning days

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5th Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 6th 115th Kentucky Derby: Pat Valenzuela on Sunday Silence wins in 2:05
  • 7th Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic

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8th Paul McCartney releases remake of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 95 Liverpool football fans

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 9th NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
  • 9th NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
  • 10th FC Barcelona of Spain win 29th European Cup Winner's Cup against Sampdoria of Italy 1-0 in Bern
  • 10th NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 1
  • 11th NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2

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13th Minn Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 13th Trinidad & Tobago ties US 1-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • 14th 1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)
  • 14th 1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)
  • 14th Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
  • 15th Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams & replace him with Cito Gaston
  • 15th US Basketball League cancels its summer schedule
  • 20th 114th Preakness: Pat Valenzuela aboard Sunday Silence wins in 1:53.8

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21st 35th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

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24th NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • 24th NY Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season
  • 24th 33rd European Cup: Milan beats Steaua Bucuresti 4-0 at Barcelona
  • 25th Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • 28th Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 28th Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins

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29th Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt