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Events in Sport

  • May 4 Cowboy Bill Pickett invents bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns and wrestling them to the ground
  • May 10 19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39.25
  • May 11 Henri Desgrange establishes 1st bicycle-world record (35.325 km)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 7 Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager, born in Berlin, Ontario, Canada (d. 1985)
  • May 8 Francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's US Open (1913)
  • May 8 Edd Roush, baseball player (d. 1988)
  • May 8 Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (d. 1963)
  • May 21 Arthur Carr, cricket captain (England v Australia 1926)