May 1967 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 2 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • May 6 93rd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Ussery on Proud Clarion wins in 2:00.6
  • May 6 Maureen Wilton runs female world record marathon (3:15:22)
  • May 7 Carol Mann wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

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May 8 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • May 10 Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar

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May 10 Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

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May 13 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • May 13 Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries
  • May 14 Mickey Mantle's 500th HR off Oriole's Stu Miller
  • May 15 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • May 20 92nd Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 1:55.2
  • May 21 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • May 24 AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals
  • May 25 12th European Cup: Celtic beats Internazionale 2-1 at Lisbon

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May 30 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • May 31 Bayern Munchen of West Germany wins 7th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rangers of Scotland 1-0 in Nuremberg

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May 31 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:18:24.211 (243.344 km/h)

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Yael Arad, Israeli middleweight judoka (first Israeli to win an Olympic medal - silver 1996), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • May 2 Kerryn McCann, Australian marathoner, born in Bulli, New South Wales (d. 2008)
  • May 4 Derek MacCready, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 4 John Child, Canadian beach volleyballer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in East York, Ontario
  • May 5 Brad Baxter, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
  • May 5 Charles Nagy, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • May 6 Patrick F Manning Jr, Poughkeepsie NY, rower (Olympic-92)
  • May 10 Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster
  • May 11 Eric Young, infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • May 11 Jamie Brayshaw, cricketer (son of Ian WA & SA right-handed batsman)
  • May 11 Kenneth Gould, Welterweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 12 Cara Coughenour, Sioux City IA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • May 12 Lawrence Rucchin, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • May 12 Robert Blackmon, defensive back (Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks)
  • May 12 Warren Rychel, Tecumseh, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • May 14 Natasha Elaine Kaiser-Brown, 400m runner, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • May 14 Shaun Creighton, Australian distance runner (Olympics 1996)
  • May 14 Tony Siragusa, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Balt Ravens)
  • May 14 Valeria Marini, sports commentator (Italian Soccer), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 15 John Smoltz, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, 1996 Cy Young), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 18 Karl Dunbar, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • May 18 Heinz-Harald Frentzen, German F1 driver
  • May 19 John Friesz, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • May 19 Turk Wendell, Pittsfield MA, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • May 20 Beate Reinstadler, Stuttgart Ger, tennis star (1989 Futures Israel)
  • May 21 Cindy Haley, LPGA golfer (1987 Texas Amateur-2nd), born in Tyler, Texas
  • May 21 Rogel Nachum, Israel, Men's triple jump (Olympics 1996)
  • May 21 Todd Doohan, Canadian Tour golfer (Western Ont Amateur-92), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • May 21 Tracy Simien, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • May 23 Craig John Monk, finn class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 24 Margaret Crowley, Australian 800m/1500m runner (Olympics 1996)
  • May 25 Danny Gonzales, jockey
  • May 25 Juan Jimenez, WLAF quarterback/receivers coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • May 25 Luc Nilis, Belgian soccer player (RSC Anderlecht/PSV)
  • May 25 Ruthie Bolton, McClain Miss, basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996)
  • May 26 Jean Bartholomew, LPGA golfer (1989 Duke U Champ), born in Queens, New York
  • May 27 Chin Yang, Laos-born American jockey
  • May 27 Doug West, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • May 27 George McCloud, NBA forward/guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns)
  • May 27 Paul Gascoigne, soccer player
  • May 27 Ruthie Bolton Holifield, WNBA guard (Sac Monarchs/Olympic gold 1996)
  • May 28 Glen Rice, NBA guard and forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • May 28 Tory Epps, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • May 29 Bill Risley, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 29 Karina Orum, Danish golfer (Scandinavian champion 1989)
  • May 29 Mike Keane, Winnipeg, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • May 29 Ray Bernard, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 30 Rechelle Hawkes, Albany W Aust, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • May 31 Kenny Lofton, E Chicago Indiana, outfielder (Cleveland Indians)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 7 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian Formula One driver (b. 1935)
  • May 10 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racing driver, (b. 1935)