On This Day

May 1907 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 6 33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6
  • May 8 Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 6-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 8 Tommy Burns beats Jack O'Brien in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • May 21 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4
  • May 26 Chicago White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
  • May 30 41st Belmont: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 6 Weeb Ewbank, American NFL coach (Baltimore Colts, NY Jets), born in Richmond, Indiana (d. 1998)
  • May 9 Fred WarngĂ„rd, Swedish athlete (d. 1950)
  • May 11 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1989)
  • May 16 Robert Tisdall, Irish 400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1932)
  • May 17 Ilona Elek, Hungarian fencer (Olympic gold 1936, 48), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1988)
  • May 29 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman (Molson family), senator and sports executive (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (d. 2002)