On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 2002

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 127th Preakness: Victor Espinoza aboard War Emblem wins in 1:56.36
  • Micky Ward beats Arturo Gatti by majority decision in a junior welterweight boxing bout in Uncasville, Connecticut; 'The Ring' Fight of the Year; first fight in their legendary trilogy

Famous Deaths

  • Davey Boy Smith, English professional wrestler (WWF Intercontinental Championship; British Bulldogs), dies of a heart attack at 39