On This Day

May 1929 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Baseball Record

May 4 Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive HRs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9

Sports History

May 8 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0 at the Polo Grounds, NYC

  • May 10 54th Preakness: Louis Schaefer aboard Dr Freeland wins in 2:01.6

British Golf Open

May 10 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Walter Hagen wins 4th Open title, by 6 strokes from fellow American Johnny Farrell

  • May 18 55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8
  • May 18 Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 & lose 8-6 in 2nd game of a double header (record 50 runs)
  • May 19 Cloudburst causes stampede in Yankee Stadium, crushes 2 people to death
  • May 24 Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Ray Keech takes lead for final time on lap 158 for his first Indy 500 win; car owner Maude A. Yagle is first and only female winning owner in Indy history

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Sonny Ramadhin, West Indian cricket spin bowler (43 Tests, 158 wickets), born in St.Charles Village, Trinidad
  • May 2 Graham Gedye, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964), born in Otahuhu, Auckland (d. 2014)
  • May 7 Dick Williams, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (Brooklyn Dodgers) and manager (World Series 1972, 73; Oakland A's), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • May 7 Babe Parilli, American football player, born in Rochester, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • May 12 Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Verdun, Quebec (d. 2015)
  • May 14 Vladimir Antoshin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1964)
  • May 14 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • May 15 Jack Flavell, cricketer (England pace bowler in 4 Tests 1961-64)
  • May 17 John Davies, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1952; WR 200m breaststroke 2:34.4 1952), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2020)
  • May 21 Paul Winslow, South African cricketer (big-hitter for South Africa, 108 v England 1955)
  • May 28 Leslie Wight, cricketer (one Test WI v India 1953, scored 21)
  • May 30 Don Laws, American figure skater and coach (Scott Hamilton, Patrick Chan, Tiffany Chin), born in Washington, D.C.. (d. 2014)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 21 V P F A Royle, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies