May 1966 in Sport

Events in Sport

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 1 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • May 5 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • May 5 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 5 Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • May 7 92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 8 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • May 11 11th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Partizan 2-1 at Brussels
  • May 12 St Louis' Busch Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 inns
  • May 15 1st day of Sunday play in County Cricket, Essex v Somerset
  • May 15 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Invitational
  • May 21 91st Preakness: Don Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 1:55.4

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 21 Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • May 22 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • May 25 Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
  • May 29 Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Graham Hill wins (232.2 kph)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Armando Reynoso, San Luis Potosi Mexico, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • May 1 Mark Coogan, Manhaset NY, marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • May 1 Olaf Thon, German football player
  • May 3 Paul Stevenson, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • May 3 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], Cruiserweight boxing champion, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • May 4 Monica Tranel [Michini], rower (Olympics-96), born in Billings, Montana
  • May 5 Mike Stapleton, Sarnia, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • May 7 Anderson Cummins, cricketer (in Packer's Valley Barbados & WI quickie)
  • May 8 Eddie Brown, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • May 8 Claudio Taffarel, Brazilian footballer
  • May 9 Mark Tinordi, Red Deer, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • May 10 Jonathan Edwards, Britain, triple jumper (Olympics-gold/silver-92, 96)
  • May 10 Mikael Andersson, Swedish NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • May 11 Chris Mohr, NFL punter (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 11 Trenidad Hubbard, MBA outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 12 Steven Conran, Lithgow NSW, Australian golfer
  • May 14 Leroy Blugh, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • May 14 Pooh Richardson, NBA guard (LA Clippers)
  • May 15 Paul Ysebaert, Sarnia, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • May 16 Sean Quilty, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • May 16 Thurman Thomas, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 17 Danny Manning, NBA forward/center (Phoenix Suns)
  • May 17 Mark Kratzmann, Australia, tennis star
  • May 17 Mark Schmocker, US team handball goalie (Oly-96)
  • May 19 Keith Jennings, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears)
  • May 19 Marc Bureau, Trois Rivieres, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens)
  • May 20 Lawyer Tillman, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • May 20 Liselotte Neumann, Finspang Sweden, LPGA golfer (1988 US Women's Open)
  • May 22 Donald Royal, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic)
  • May 22 Jose Mesa, Azua Dom Rep, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • May 23 Gary Roberts, North York, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
  • May 23 Graeme Hick, English cricketer (65 Tests for England), born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • May 24 Tony Jones, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 24 Eric Cantona, French footballer
  • May 24 Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver
  • May 25 Bill Haselman, Long Branch NJ, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • May 25 Dave Hollins, infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Buffalo, New York
  • May 25 Melissa McNamara, LPGA golfer (1991 Stratton Mt Classic), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • May 26 Anthony Edwards, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • May 26 Grant Bradburn, cricketer (son of Wynne NZ off-spinner 1990- )
  • May 27 Eric Leckner, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • May 27 John Jaha, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • May 27 Ray Sheppard, Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • May 28 Gavin Robertson, NSW cricket off-spin all-rounder (Aust ODI-Pak 1994)
  • May 29 Floyd Turner, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • May 30 Gary Martin, cricket pace bowler (Zimbabwe ODI)
  • May 31 Jessica Monroe, Canadian rower (Olympics-96), born in Palo Alto, California
  • May 31 Roshan Mahanama, cricketer (Sri Lankan opening batsman)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 16 Randolph Turpin, boxer, shot dead in his home
  • May 22 Tom Goddard, cricketer (22 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1930-39), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 24 Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), dies at 80

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes