On This Day

May 1916 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 13 42nd Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard George Smith wins in 2:04
  • May 16 41st Preakness: Linus McAtee aboard Damrosch wins in 1:54.8
  • May 29 NY Giants win 17th consecutive road game
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Dario Resta accompanied by riding mechanic Bob Dahnke lead 103 of 120 laps to claim victory; only Indy 500 scheduled for less than 500 miles (300)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 20 Trebisonda Valla, Italian athlete (d. 2006)
  • May 21 Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (d. 2002)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 25 Jack Marsh, cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies