On This Day

May 1879 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 20 5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37
  • May 24 7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 22 Warwick Armstrong, Australian cricketer (Big Ship Great Aussie skipper 1920-21), born in Kyneton, Australia (d. 1947)
  • May 23 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
  • May 30 Colin Blythe, English cricketer (outstanding slow lefty pre-WWI), born in Deptford (d. 1917)