May 1895 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 6 21st Kentucky Derby: James "Soup" Perkins aboard Halma wins last KD run over a distance of 1.5 miles (2.4km)

Sports History

May 17 W. G. Grace completes his 100th 100 v Somerset at Bristol

  • May 25 20th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 1:50.5
  • May 30 English cricket icon W. G. Grace scores 169 for Gloucestershire against Middlesex at Lord's for his 1,000th first-class run of the season in just 22 days

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 24 Hunter "Stork" Hendry, Australian cricket all-rounder (11 Tests, 1 x 100, 16 wickets; NSW CA, Victoria CA), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1988)
  • May 30 Maurice Tate, English cricket all-rounder (39 Tests, 155 wickets, 1 x 100, 5 x 50), born in Brighton, England (d. 1956)