May 1964 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 2 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 3 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • May 10 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
  • May 15 Sporting Portugal win 4th European Cup Winner's Cup against MTK Budapest of Hungry 1-0 at Antwerp (replay)
  • May 16 89th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8
  • May 17 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational
  • May 17 Phillies triple play Houston Colt .45s

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 17 First Tim Horton's coffee and donut shop opens in Hamilton, Ontario by NHL player Tim Horton

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • May 20 Buster Mathis defeats Joe Fraizer to qualify for US Olympic team
  • May 23 Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • May 24 Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
  • May 27 9th European Cup: Internazionale beats Real Madrid 3-1 at Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:23:35.813 (237.137 km/h)

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • May 30 63rd Men's French Championships: Manuel Santana beats Nicola Pietrangeli (6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

May 30 63rd Women's French Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • May 31 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • May 31 SF Giants beat NY Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hrs 32 mins)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Carlos Aalbers, Dutch soccer player (NEC)
  • May 2 Kelly Michael Gibson, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-7th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestRon Hextall

May 3 Ron Hextall, Canadian NHL goalie (Philadelphia Flyers, NY Islanders), born in Brandon, Manitoba

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall
  • May 4 Goran Prpic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
  • May 5 Heike Henkel, German FR, world record indoor high jumper (1992)
  • May 5 Ulrich Wilson, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • May 6 Kim Oden, Ala, US Olympic volleyball player (NCAA Play of Decade-80s)
  • May 6 Mike Grob, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Manitoba-3rd), born in Billings, Montana
  • May 6 Mike McGruder, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • May 7 Leslie O'Neal, NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers, St Louis Rams)
  • May 7 Ronnie Harmon, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Oilers)

Person of interestMiloslav Mecir

May 9 Miloslav Mecir, Czech tennis player (Olympic gold 1988), born in Bojnice, Czechoslovakia

Tennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav Mecir
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist
Miloslav Mecir
  • May 10 Dean Spriddle, Plymouth England, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Oak Valley)
  • May 11 Bobby Witt, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • May 11 Drew Story, San Clemente California, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • May 11 Floyd Youmans, baseball pitcher (Expos)
  • May 11 Jeff Sellers, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)
  • May 12 Joy Ellen Kitzmiller, US badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 13 Sara Gomer, England, tennis star
  • May 14 Suzy Kolber, American sportscaster
  • May 15 Pierre Trentin, French 1K time trials (Olympic gold 1968)
  • May 16 John Salley, NBA star (Detroit Pistons)
  • May 17 Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (d. 1999)
  • May 18 Will Wolford, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 19 Michael Dean Standly, PGA golfer (1993 Freeport-McMoRan), born in Abilene, Texas
  • May 20 Jeff Schwarz, American baseball pitcher (California Angels, Chicago White Sox)
  • May 20 Todd Peat, WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • May 21 Tom Harding, Kalamazoo Mich, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Transamerica)
  • May 21 Tommy Albelin, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 21 Danny Bailey, English footballer
  • May 23 Kenny Gattison, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
  • May 24 Adrian Moorhouse, British 100m breaststroker (Olympic gold 1988)
  • May 24 Elizabeth McColgan, British running star (world record 5 km indoor)
  • May 24 Pat Verbeek, Sarnia Ont, NHL forward (Team Canada, NY Rangers)
  • May 25 David Shaw, St Thomas, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • May 26 Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager (Texas Rangers)
  • May 28 Armon Gilliam, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, NJ Nets)
  • May 28 Beth Herr, tennis star, born in Middletown, Ohio
  • May 28 Mark MacKay, Brandon GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • May 28 Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer
  • May 30 Nhi Lan Le, Vietnam, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996)
  • May 30 Andrea Montermini, Italian racing driver

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

May 5 Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella (41) weds long-time friend Roxie Joynes

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Deaths in Sport

  • May 30 Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
  • May 30 Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)