On This Day

May 1896 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 6 22nd Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Ben Brush wins first Derby held at the current distance of 1.25 miles (2.0km)
  • May 8 Bobby Peel scores 210 not out as Yorkshire is dismissed for 887 in drawn County Cricket match against Warwickshire in Birmingham
  • May 30 First car accident occurs; Henry Wells hits a cyclist in NYC

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 13 Charles Pahud de Mortanges, Dutch equestrian (Olympic gold 1928, 32)
  • May 28 Warren Giles, American baseball National League president, born in Tiskilwa, Illinois (d. 1979)