On This Day

May 1913 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 10 39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8
  • May 10 Yanks commit 8 errors & still beat Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings
  • May 12 English runner Harry Green runs world record marathon 2:38:16.2 in the Polytechnic Marathon in London, England

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May 14 Washington Senator Walter Johnson ends MLB record scoreless streak at 56 innings

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • May 20 38th Preakness: James Butwell aboard Buskin wins in 1:53.4
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Jules Goux wins in 6:35:05.108 (126.686 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Marvin 'Bud' Ward, American golfer (1939, 1941 US Amateur), born in Elma, Washington (d. 1968)
  • May 17 Hans Ruesch, Swiss racing driver (d. 2007)
  • May 24 Audrey Brown, British 4 X 100m runner (Olympic silver 1936), born in Bankura, India (d. 2005)
  • May 24 Willi Daume, German olympic organizer, born in Hückeswagen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • May 29 Tony Zale, American boxer (World Middleweight Champion 1940-47, 48), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 1997)