On This Day

May 1895 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 6 21st Kentucky Derby: Soup Perkins aboard Halma wins in 2:37.50

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

Cricketer W. G. Grace
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W. G. Grace
  • May 25 20th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 1:50.5
  • May 30 W. G. Grace scores his 1,000th Cricket run of the season after 22 days

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 24 Hunter "Stork" Hendry, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI), 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)