May 1958 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 3 84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05
  • May 11 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open

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May 13 Stan Musial is 8th to get 3,000 hits

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  • May 17 83rd Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 1:57.2
  • May 18 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
  • May 28 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
  • May 28 3rd European Cup: Real Madrid beats Milan 3-2 at Brussels
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Bryan wins in 3:44:21.064 (215.316 km/h)
  • May 31 57th Men's French Championships: Mervyn Rose beats Luis Ayala (6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
  • May 31 57th Women's French Championships: Zsuzsi Kormoczy beats Shirley Bloomer (6-4, 1-6, 6-2)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 2 Kim Jones, American road runner, born in Sonoma, California
  • May 8 Lovie Smith, American football coach
  • May 9 Esko Rechardt, Finland, yachtsman (Olympic gold 1980)
  • May 10 Jeannette Kohlhaas, LPGA golfer
  • May 10 Margaret Ward, LPGA golfer
  • May 11 Peter Antonie, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • May 11 Walt Terrell, baseball player
  • May 14 Christine Brennan, American sports columnist
  • May 18 Ray Donaldson, NFL center (Dallas Cowboys)
  • May 20 Mike Engleman, Sonoma California, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • May 21 Monte Lynch, cricketer (Surrey batsman, WI Rebel, England ODI player)
  • May 21 Sabine Bischoff, German fencer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany (d. 2013)
  • May 29 Ivar Sisniega, Mexican pentathelete (Olympic-1980)
  • May 29 Sam Clancy, WLAF defensive assistant coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • May 31 Angel Franco, Asuncion Paraguay, golfer (1993 Nike Dominion)
  • May 31 Gary George Hallberg, Berwyn IL, PGA golfer (1983 Andy Williams)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 3 Frank Foster, cricketer (England all-rounder, 11 Tests 1911-12), dies
  • May 19 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)
  • May 25 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa), dies