On This Day

May 1896 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 6 22nd Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Ben Brush wins in 2:07.75
  • May 8 Yorkshire Cricket all out for 887 against Warwickshire
  • May 30 1st car accident occurs, Henry Wells hits a cyclist in NYC

Birthdays in Sport

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