May 1, 1959 in Sport

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Floyd Patterson KOs Englishman Brian London in 11, in his 4th World Heavyweight Boxing title defence

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson

Birthdays in Sport

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