On This Day

May 1898 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 4 24th Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Plaudit wins in 2:09
  • May 26 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 David Tobey, American Basketball Hall of Fame referee (1918-45; first game with a 3-man officiating crew), born in New York, New York (d. 1988)
  • May 25 Gene Tunney, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1926-30), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)