May 1926 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 5 Geldrop soccer team forms
  • May 8 Fire breaks out in Fenway Park, home of Boston Red Socks baseball team
  • May 10 51st Preakness: John Maiben aboard Display wins in 1:59.8
  • May 15 52nd Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson on Bubbling Over wins in 2:03.8
  • May 21 White Sox Earl Sheely hits a record 6th consecutive double
  • May 31 Indianapolis 500: Frank Lockhart wins in 5:12:48.768 (154.343 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 20 Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • May 21 Dan Perlsweig, horse trainer
  • May 24 Len Maddocks, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's)

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May 25 Bill Sharman, American Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics) born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2013)

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
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Bill Sharman
  • May 27 Gordon Leggat, cricketer (open batsman for NZ in 9 Tests 1953-56)
  • May 31 Probir Sen, cricket wicketkeeper (India in late 40's/early 50's)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 20 Dick Pougher, cricketer (17 & 3-26 in only Test for England 1892), dies