On This Day

May 1, 1959 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Floyd Patterson scores 11th round KO of Englishman Brian London in Indianapolis; his 4th World Heavyweight Boxing title defence

Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion
Floyd Patterson

Birthdays in Sport

  • Eddie Johnson, American basketball guard/forward (NBA Sixth Man of the Year 1989; Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Roger Chapman, English golfer (Senior PGA 2012, US Seniors Open 2012), born in Nakuru, Kenya
1959 in Sport