On This Day

May 1893 in Sports History

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

Sports record brokenWorld Record

May 11 Henri Desgrange establishes world's 1st bicycle world record, travelling 35.325 km (21.95 miles) an hour

Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France Henri Desgrange
Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France
Henri Desgrange

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 7 Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager, born in Berlin, Ontario, Canada (d. 1985)
  • May 8 Francis Ouimet, American golfer (US Open 1913, US Amateur 1914, 31), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • 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)