May 1957 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 Flevo Boys soccer team forms in Emmeloord
  • May 4 83rd Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Iron Liege wins in 2:02.2

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 5 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • May 7 Indians' pitcher Herb Score is hit by a line drive off Gil McDougald
  • May 12 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Smokey Golf Open
  • May 18 82nd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler wins in 1:56.2
  • May 22 Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6th inning in 11-0 win
  • May 26 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
  • May 28 NL approves Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to west coast
  • May 29 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast
  • May 30 Test Cricket debut for Rohan Kanhai v England at Edgbaston
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Sam Hanks wins in 3:41:14.238 (218.229 km/h)
  • May 30 2nd European Cup: Real Madrid beats Fiorentina 2-0 at Madrid

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Rick Darling, cricketer (accident-prone/dashing Aussie opener 1978-79)
  • May 3 Rod Langway, Formosa, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Wash Caps)
  • May 4 Peter Sleep, cricketer (Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90)
  • May 7 [Christopher St John] "Sinjin" Smith, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 7 Ray Fernandez, American wrestler (d. 2004)
  • May 8 Deana Deardruff, American 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 8 Bill Cowher, American football coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Crafton, Pennsylvania

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • May 9 John Stuper, baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • May 12 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 16 Joan Benoit Samuelson, Cape Elizabeth ME, marathoner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • May 17 Pascual PĂ©rez, Dominican baseball player, (d. 2012)
  • May 19 Bill Laimbeer, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons)
  • May 21 Sue Woodstra, Colton Ca, volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984)
  • May 27 Bruce Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1976)
  • May 27 Duncan Goodhew, English 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in London, England
  • May 28 Kirk Gibson, Mich, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 NL MVP)
  • May 28 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach
  • May 30 Michael Clayton, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 31 Jim Craig, hockey goalie (Olympic gold 1980), born in North Easton, Massachusetts

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

May 25 NFL coach Chuck Noll (25) weds first wife Marianne Noll

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll

Deaths in Sport

  • May 9 Ezio F Pinza, Italian bass (Scale of Milan, NY Met Opera), dies
  • May 12 Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928)
  • May 21 Edwin St Hill, cricketer (two Tests for West Indies 1930-31), dies