May 1943 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 69th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Longden wins aboard heavy favourite Count Fleet in the 'street car Derby'
  • May 8 68th Preakness: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4
  • May 21 Fastest 9 inning AL baseball game (89 mins), White Sox beat Senators

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 9 Maurice Foster, cricketer (West Indies batsman of 70's)
  • May 10 Bruce Raymond, British jockey, born in Hatfield
  • May 10 Andrzej BadeĊ„ski, Polish athlete (400 metres) (d. 2008)
  • May 11 Nancy Greene, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1968)
  • May 17 Johnny Warren, Australian Footballer (d. 2004)
  • May 20 Deryck Murray, cricket wicket-keeper (West Indian 1963-80)
  • May 22 Tommy John, pitcher (Yankee/Dodger)
  • May 23 John Newcombe, Australia, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1967, 70, 71)
  • May 26 Erica G Terpstra, Dutch swimmer and politician (VVD)
  • May 28 Liz Edgar, horse show jumper

Person of interestGale Sayers

May 30 Gale Sayers, NFL Running Back (Chicago Bears), born in Wichita, Kansas

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • May 31 Joe Namath, PA, NFL quarterback (NY Jets), $400,000 man (1969 Superbowl)