On This Day

May 1876 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 2 Ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League
  • May 15 2nd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Swim aboard Vagrant wins in 2:38.25
  • May 25 4th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Shirley wins in 2:44.75

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 3 Bert Hopkins, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler of the 1900's), born in Young, New South Wales (d. 1931)
  • May 3 E. B. Dwyer, Australian-born cricketer (Sussex), born in Redfern, Australia (d. 1912)
  • May 17 Alban Collignon, Belgian sport journalist, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1955)
  • May 26 Jack Root, Austrian-American boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion, born in Frahelž, Bohemia, Czech Republic (d. 1963)