May 1934 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 Bradman scores 206 Aust v Worcestershire, 210 mins, 27 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • May 5 60th Kentucky Derby: Mack Garner aboard Cavalcade wins in 2:04
  • May 6 Red Sox score 12 runs in 4th inning including record 4 consecutive triples hit by Carl Reynolds, Moose Solters, Rick Ferrell, & B Walters
  • May 9 Don Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University
  • May 12 59th Preakness: Robert Jones aboard High Quest wins in 1:58.2
  • May 28 Bradman gets 160 Aust v Middlesex, 124 mins, 27 fours, 1x6, 1x5
  • May 28 Hobbs scores his 197th & last FC cricket ton at 51 years 163 days
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Bill Cummings wins in 4:46:05.254 (168.761 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 3 Henry Cooper, English boxer
  • May 7 Ben Smith, PGA golfer (Ralphs Senior Classic-4th), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 13 Leon Wagner, baseball player (d. 2004)
  • May 17 Earl Morrall, NFL QB (Lions, Giants, Colts), (d. 2014)
  • May 22 Arne Harris, American television sports director (d. 2001)
  • May 30 Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach (d. 2012)
  • May 31 Bent Peter Rasch, Danish canoeist (Olympic gold 1952), born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 23 First wife Marguerite Van Kessel divorces NFL player Curly Lambeau (36) after 14 years of marriage

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau

Deaths in Sport

  • May 14 Lou Criger, American baseball player (b. 1872)