On This Day in Sport

  • May

Events in Sport

  • 1734 1st Jockey Club forms in South Carolina
  • 1879 5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37
  • 1897 British Open Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: English amateur Harold Hilton wins 2nd Open title by 1 stroke from Scot James Braid
  • 1900 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months)
  • 1913 38th Preakness: James Butwell aboard Buskin wins in 1:53.4
  • 1920 Policemen raid the Cubs' bleachers & arrest 24 fans for gambling
  • 1922 Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY lineup & go hitless
  • 1930 University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1869 Joshua Pim, Irish tennis player (Wimbledon 1893-94), born in Bray, Wicklow (d. 1942)
  • 1901 Max Euwe, Netherlands, world chess champion (1935-37)
  • 1914 Hideko Maehata, Japanese swimmer (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Trebisonda Valla, Italian athlete (d. 2006)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1911 E M Grace, cricketer (one Test v Australia 1880, 36 & 0), dies
  • 1926 Dick Pougher, cricketer (17 & 3-26 in only Test for England 1892), dies
  • 1939 Joe Carr, NFL hall of famer/NFL president (1921-39), dies at 59
  • 1940 Amar Singh, Indian cricketer (of pneumonia Indian pace bowler 1932-36), dies at 29
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2006 Race car driver Jacques Villeneuve (35) weds Johanna Martinez at a civil ceremony in Switzerland