On This Day

May 1958 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 2 Yanks threaten to broadcast games nationwide if NL goes ahead with plans to broadcast, games into NYC
  • May 3 84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05
  • May 9 Russian Mikhail Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship

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

MLB Legend Stan Musial
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Stan Musial
  • May 17 83rd Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 1:57.2
  • May 28 European Cup Final, Brussels: Francisco Gento scores the winner in extra time as Real Madrid beats AC Milan, 3-2; 3rd consecutive title for Los Blancos
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Bryan wins in 3:44:21.064 (215.316 km/h)
  • May 31 French Championships Men's Tennis: Mervyn Rose wins his first and only French title; beats Luis Ayala of Chile 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 8 Lovie Smith, American football coach
  • May 9 Esko Rechardt, Finnish yachtsman (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 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 20 Mike Stefanik, American auto racer (9 NASCAR Modified Championships), born in Wilbraham, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 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 pentathlete, politician (Sports Minister 1994-2000), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
  • May 29 Uwe Rapolder, German soccer midfielder, coach (1. FC Köln), born in Hausen an der Zaber, Germany
  • May 31 Gary Hallberg, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Berwyn, Illinois

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