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 5 Andy Roxburgh, Scottish football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 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 26 Erica G Terpstra, Dutch swimmer and politician (VVD)
  • May 28 Liz Edgar, horse show jumper

Person of interestGale Sayers

May 30 Gale Sayers, College, Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback (Chicago Bears, 4 x Pro Bowl), 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)