On This Day

May 1911 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 13 37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05
  • May 17 36th Preakness: Eddie Dugan aboard Watervale wins in 1:51
  • May 19 Philadelphia Athletics are 12½ games back in AL, & will win World Series
  • May 22 Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row
  • May 30 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 5 Norman Oldfield, English cricketer (Engl batsman one Test v WI 1939, 80 & 19), born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, England (d. 1996)

Person of interestBetty Nuthall

May 23 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (1930 U.S. Open champion), born in Surbiton, England (d. 1983)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • May 28 Bob Crisp, South African cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930s), born in Calcutta, Bengal, India (d. 1994)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 20 E M Grace, cricketer (one Test v Australia 1880, 36 & 0), dies