On This Day

May 1908 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 5 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens on Stone Street wins in 2:15.2
  • May 30 42nd Belmont: Joe Notter aboard Colin win

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 19 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (d. 1982)
  • May 22 Horton Smith. American golfer (US Masters 1934, 36), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 1963)
  • May 27 Alex Brown, English snooker player, born in London (d. 1995)
  • May 29 Dick Metz, American golfer (US Open 1938 runner-up; 10 PGA Tour titles), born in Arkansas City, Kansas (d. 1993)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 24 Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (British Open 1861-62, 64, 67), dies as result of a fall at 86
  • May 31 C L "Boy" Johnson, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies