On This Day

May 1907 in Sports History

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

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 pitcher 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 Warngård, 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 (d. 2002)