May 1963 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 First one-day cricket competition is played (Gillette Cup), Lancashire beats Leicestershire by 101 at Old Trafford
  • May 4 89th Kentucky Derby: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:01.8
  • May 4 Pitcher Bob Shaw sets record of 5 balks in a game
  • May 5 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
  • May 11 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 2nd no-hitter beats NY Giants, 8-0
  • May 15 Tottenham Hotspur of England win 3rd European Cup winner's Cup against Atl├ętico Madrid of Spain 5-1 at Rotterdam
  • May 17 Houston Colt .45's Don Notterbart no-hits Phillies, 4-1
  • May 18 88th Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Candy Spots wins in 1:56.2

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May 22 Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • May 22 8th European Cup: Milan beats Benfica 2-1 at London
  • May 25 Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket

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May 26 62nd Men's French Championships: Roy Emerson beats Pierre Darmon (3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • May 26 62nd Women's French Championships: Lesley Turner beats Ann Jones (2-6, 6-3, 7-5)
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Parnelli Jones wins in 3:29:35.365 (230.357 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Robert Seguso, American tennis player (4 x doubles major titles, gold medal doubles 1988 Olympics), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 2 Jos van Eck, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • May 2 Kenton Leonard, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders), born in Point Coupee, Louisiana
  • May 3 Jeff Hornacek, American basketball player and coach, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • May 11 Blair Piercy, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Cordova Bay Open), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 11 Mark Breland, American welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 12 Stefano Modena, Italian racing driver
  • May 13 Wally Masur, England, tennis star
  • May 14 Pat Borders, catcher (California Angels), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • May 17 Jon Koncak, NBA center (Orlando Magic)
  • May 18 Marty McSorley, Hamilton, NHL defenseman (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
  • May 19 Rebecca Bradley, LPGA golfer
  • May 19 Filippo Galli, Italian footballer
  • May 20 David Wells, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), born in Torrance, California
  • May 20 Dipak Chudasama, cricketer (Kenya opening batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • May 21 Yelena Vodorezova, USSR, figure skater (Olympic-1976)
  • May 24 Horace Holden Jr, slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 24 Joe Dumars, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • May 24 Ken Ftach, tennis star, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • May 24 Ivan Capelli, Italian racing driver
  • May 24 Rich Rodriguez, American football coach
  • May 24 Kenneth "Ken" Flach, American professional tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles, 2 mixed doubles), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • May 26 Eddie Martin Jr, jockey
  • May 28 Eugene Robinson, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 29 Ukyo Katayama, Japanese racing driver

Deaths in Sport

  • May 2 Jack Crawford, cricketer (469 runs & 39 wickets in 12 Tests), dies
  • May 10 Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, American football player (b. 1931)
  • May 12 Bobby Kerr, Canadian runner (b. 1882)
  • May 18 Ernie [Ernest] Davis, American football player (1st African American to win Heisman Trophy) (b. 1939) dies of leukemia aged 23