May 1879 in Sport

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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, cricketer (Big Ship Great Aussie skipper 1920-21)
  • May 23 Dezs┼Ĺ Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
  • May 30 Colin Blythe, English cricketer (outstanding slow lefty pre-WWI), born in Deptford (d. 1917)