May 1950 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 6 76th Kentucky Derby: William Boland on Middleground wins in 2:01.6
  • May 13 First ever race of the FIA World Championship of Drivers Champonship held at Silverstone, England and won by Giuseppe Farina of Alfa Romeo
  • May 20 75th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Prince wins in 1:59.2
  • May 31 Indianapolis 500: Due to rain, race shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins
  • May 31 Laker takes 14-12-2-8 in Test Cricket trial

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Marina Stepanova, Russian 400m hurdler (3-time world record holder), born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • May 1 Danny McGrain, Scottish soccer right-back (Celtic, 62 Scotland caps), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 7 Randall 'Tex' Cobb, American boxer and actor, born in Bridge City, Texas
  • May 9 James A Butts, American triple jumper (Olympic silver 1976), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 11 Dane Lorg, American baseball player (Philles, Cardinels), born in Eureka, California
  • May 12 Renate Stecher-Meissner, German sprinter (3-time Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in S├╝ptitz, Germany
  • May 18 Rodney Milburn Jr, USA, hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • May 20 Yvon Lambert, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 20 Reinaldo Merlo, Argentine footballer
  • May 24 Jo Ann Washam, LPGA golfer
  • May 29 Talat Ali, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in ten Tests 1972-80)