May 1942 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 2 68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4
  • May 8 1st twilight game in 24 years, the Dodgers top Giants 7-6 raising $60,000 for Navy Relief Fund
  • May 9 67th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57
  • May 13 Pitcher Jim Tobin belts 3 HRs in a game
  • May 18 NYC ends night baseball games for rest of WW II
  • May 19 Braves Paul Waner is 3rd NLer to get 3,000 hits (Anson & Wagner)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 31 PGA Championship, Seaview CC: Sam Snead beats Jim Turnesa 2 & 1 for his first PGA Tour major title

Golfer Sam Snead
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Sam Snead

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Jean Saubert, American alpine ski racer (Giant Slalom silver, Slalom bronze medal 1964 Olympics), born in Roseburg, Oregon (d. 2007)
  • May 2 Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • May 3 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic golds), born in Prague (d. 2016)
  • May 8 Robin Hobbs, cricketer (England leg-spinner 1967-71)
  • May 8 Terry Neill, Northern Irish footballer
  • May 14 Tony Perez, baseball player
  • May 14 Valeriy Brumel, Soviet athlete (d. 2003)
  • May 18 N P (Nobby) Stiles, footballer
  • May 20 Lynn Davies, long jumper
  • May 24 Ali Bacher, South African cricketer (South African batsman and captain in 60's)
  • May 25 Ron Davies, Holywell, Wales, footballer (29 Welsh caps), (d. 2013)
  • May 27 Kent Bede Bernard, Trinidad, 4X400 runner (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • May 31 Happy Hairston, NBA star (Cin, Detroit, LA)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 9 Graham McNamee, American early sportscaster (1st Rose Bowl), dies at 53