May 1965 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 91st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker on Lucky Debonair wins in 2:01.2
  • May 1 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 2 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • May 2 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 4 Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • May 11 West Indies becomes 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
  • May 15 90th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Tom Rolfe wins in 1:56.2
  • May 15 Canadian Football Players Association organizes
  • May 16 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open
  • May 19 West Ham United of England win 5th European Cup Winner's Cup against 1860 München of West Germany 2-0 in London

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 23 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 25 Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • May 27 10th European Cup: Internazionale beats Benfica 1-0 at Milan
  • May 29 Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' HR out of Connie Mack Stadium

Sport awardTennis Open

May 29 64th Men's French Championships: Fred Stolle beats Tony Roche (3-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • May 29 64th Women's French Championships: Lesley Turner Bowrey beats Margaret Smith (6-3, 6-4)
  • May 30 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • May 31 Jim Clark becomes 1st foreigner in 49 years to win Indianapolis 500 - 3:19:05.370 (242.506 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Jon Warren, 1.5k runner, born in Akron, Ohio
  • May 3 John Jensen, Danish footballer
  • May 4 Adri Bogers, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • May 5 Paul Frase, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • May 5 Glenn Seton, Australian racing driver
  • May 6 Bob Bassen, NHL center (Dallas Stars), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • May 6 Ken Harvey, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • May 6 Norman Whiteside, British soccer player
  • May 6 Paul Frase, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 6 Tim Simpson, American professional golfer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 6 Zahid Sadiq, cricketer
  • May 7 Reuben Davis, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • May 9 Marc Logan, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 9 Steve Yzerman, Canadian NHL forward (Team Canada, Detroit), born in Cranbrook, British Columbia

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • May 10 Jim Schreiner, Kailua Hawaii, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • May 10 Mike Butcher, baseball player
  • May 10 Rony Seikaly, NBA center (Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors)
  • May 10 Todd Kalis, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
  • May 12 Stacy Wilson, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • May 13 Chris Washburn, American NBA player, born in Hickory, North Carolina
  • May 14 Curt Harnett, sprint cyclist (Olympics-bronze-92/96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 14 Dave Widell, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • May 14 Joey Cora, Caguas Puerto Rico, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • May 14 Kelvin Martin, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • May 15 Dan Stryzinski, NFL punter (Atlanta Falcons)
  • May 15 Raí, Brazilian footballer
  • May 16 Lori Sippel, Stratford Ontario, softball pitcher (Olympics-96)
  • May 18 Erik Hanson, MLB pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Kinnelon, New Jersey
  • May 18 Rufus Porter, American NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), born in Amite, Louisiana
  • May 19 Edward Odumbe, cricketer (Kenyan pace bowler 1996 World Cup)
  • May 20 Bruno Marie-Rose, French runner (world record 200 m indoor)
  • May 20 Joe Cioe, Cranston RI, Canadian Tour golfer (NH Open-1992, 93)
  • May 20 Todd Stottlemyre, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals, Blue Jays), born in Yakima, Washington
  • May 23 James Hasty, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • May 23 Lilian Drescher, Venezuela, tennis star
  • May 23 Woorkeri Venkat Raman, cricketer (Indian slow left-arm all-rounder)
  • May 23 Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo, Real Madrid footballer
  • May 24 Chris Jorgis, US badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Palo Alto, California
  • May 25 Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgaria high jumper (world record 1987)
  • May 26 Greg Lloyd, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 26 Jacqueline Mary Nelson, New Zealand points race cyclist (Oly-96), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • May 27 Jacob Brumfield, Bogalusa LA, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 27 Pat Cash, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1987), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
  • May 28 Catherine Tanvier, French tennis star
  • May 28 Chantal Bailey, Champaign Ill, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
  • May 28 Michael Charles Brisky, PGA golfer (1995 Buick-2nd), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • May 29 Charlie Hayes, Hattisburg MS, 3rd baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees)
  • May 29 Emilio Sanchez, Tennis player (1988 Olympic bronze), born in Madrid, Spain
  • May 29 Jammo Myllys, Savonlinna FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland, Oly-Br-98)
  • May 30 Tyronne Stowe, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • May 31 Annette Renee Peters, [nee Hand], Reno Nevada, 1500/3000 runner

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

May 25 Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (44) weds Millie Bruce in Los Angeles

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson

Deaths in Sport

  • May 8 H T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for England), dies
  • May 23 Earl Webb, American baseball player (b. 1897)