On This Day

May 1906 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 1 Philadelphia Athletics pitcher John Lush no-hits the Brooklyn Superbas, 6-0
  • May 2 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8
  • May 8 Philadelphia A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
  • May 14 Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising
  • May 15 NY Giants' Hooks Wiltse strikes out 4 batters in 1 inning
  • May 22 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45
  • May 25 After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0
  • May 30 40th Belmont: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 2 Aileen Riggin, American diver (Olympic gold 3m springboard 1920, 24), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2002)
  • May 16 Ernie McCormick, cricketer (Australian quickie of late 30's)
  • May 17 Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927, NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1989)
  • May 19 Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (Before I Hang, Sahara), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2007)
  • May 21 Keith Rigg, cricketer (Australian Test batsman in the thirties)
  • May 26 Mauri Rose, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1941, 47-48), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1981)