On This Day

May 1907 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 6 33rd Kentucky Derby: In muddy conditions and against a reduced field Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in a slow 2:12.6
  • May 8 Boston Doves pitcher "Big Jeff" Pfeffer no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 6-0 at South End Grounds, Boston

Boxing Title Fight

May 8 Canadian Tommy Burns retains his world heavyweight boxing title after beating 'Philadelphia' Jack O'Brien on points in 20 rounds in Los Angeles, California

  • May 21 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4
  • May 26 Chicago White Sox pitcher Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
  • May 30 41st Belmont Stakes: George Mountain aboard 3 year old stallion Peter Pan wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Kate Smith, American singer ("God Bless America"; "When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain"), radio star, and NHL Philadelphia Flyers good luck charm, born in Greenville, Virginia (d. 1986)
  • May 6 Weeb Ewbank, American NFL coach (Baltimore Colts, NY Jets), born in Richmond, Indiana (d. 1998)
  • May 9 Fred Warngård, Swedish athlete (d. 1950)
  • May 11 Rip Sewell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1943–46; NL wins leader 1943; Pittsburgh Pirates 1938–49), 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 (d. 2002)