May 1967 in Sports History

Events in Sport

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May 2 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Terry Sawchuk makes 40 saves as Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 3-1 in Game 6 to take title, 4-2

  • 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)

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

  • May 10 Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar

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May 10 Hank Aaron hits his only inside the park HR off of Phillies' Jim Bunning, in Philadelphia

  • May 13 Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries

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May 14 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Baltimore Oriole's Stu Miller

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May 20 92nd Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 1:55.2

  • May 24 AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals
  • May 25 European Cup Final, Estádio Nacional, Lisbon: Glasgow Celtic beats Internazionale, 2-1; first British team to win the Cup

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

  • 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 weaves his way through a pileup on the final lap to win his third Indy 500 victory; first Indy 500 win for Goodyear tires since 1919


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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 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, American NFL fullback (NY Jets), born in Dothan, Alabama
  • May 5 Charles Nagy, American baseball pitcher (Olympic gold 1988; MLB All-Star 1992, 96, 99; Cleveland Indians), born in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • 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, American pitcher (Colorado Silver Bullets), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • May 12 Robert Blackmon, American defensive back (Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks), born in Bay City, Texas
  • May 12 Warren Rychel, Canadian NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in Strathroy, Ontario
  • 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, American football defensive tackle (Super Bowl 2000 Baltimore Ravens; Indianapolis Colts) and broadcaster (Fox, The Sopranos, Man Caves), born in Kenilworth, New Jersey (d. 2022)
  • May 14 Valeria Marini, Italian sports commentator (Italian Soccer), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 15 John Smoltz, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (8 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1995; NL Cy Young Award 1996; Atlanta Braves), born in Warren, Michigan
  • May 18 Heinz-Harald Frentzen, German F1 driver (Williams), born in Mönchengladbach, Germany
  • May 18 Karl Dunbar, American NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals), born in Opelousas, Louisiana
  • May 19 John Friesz, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • May 20 Beate Reinstadler, Stuttgart Ger, tennis star (1989 Futures Israel)
  • May 21 Rogel Nachum, Israeli Men's triple jumper (Olympics 1996)
  • May 21 Tracy Simien, American NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs), born in Bay City, Texas
  • 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 Luc Nilis, Belgian soccer player (RSC Anderlecht/PSV), born in Hasselt, Belgium
  • May 25 Ruthie Bolton, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996), born in Lucedale, Mississippi
  • 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, English soccer midfielder (57 caps; Newcastle United, Tottenham H, Lazio, Rangers, Middlesbrough, Everton), born in Gateshead, England
  • May 28 Glen Rice, American basketball guard and forward (3-time NBA All Star; NBA C'ship 2000; Charlotte Hornets, NY Knicks), born in Jacksonville, Arkansas
  • May 28 Tory Epps, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • May 29 Mike Keane, Canadian NHL right wing (3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • May 30 Rechelle Hawkes, Albany W Aust, field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • May 31 Kenny Lofton, American MLB outfielder (Cleveland Indians), born in East Chicago, Indiana

Deaths in Sport

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