May 1968 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 2 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • May 4 94th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins
  • May 11 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
  • May 18 93rd Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins in 1:56.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 18 AL Kaline hits his 307th HR, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Tiger

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • May 21 Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight game
  • May 22 Pitts Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single
  • May 23 AC Milan of Italy win 8th European Cup Winner's Cup against Hamburger SV of West Germany 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • May 24 American boxer Bob Foster defeats holder Dick Tiger for the world light-heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Gardens, New York (goes on to defend title 14x)
  • May 27 NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 27 George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas
  • May 28 NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
  • May 29 12th European Cup: Manchester United beats Benfica 4-1 at London
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 3:16:13.786 (246.040 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Oliver Bierhoff, German soccer striker (Germany 70 caps), born in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • May 2 Reggie Slack, American CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Milton, Florida
  • May 2 Jeff Agoos, Swiss-American soccer player, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • May 4 Andre Collins, American football NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals), born in Riverside, New Jersey
  • May 4 Eddie Pérez, Venezuelan-American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Ciudad Ojeda, Venezuela
  • May 4 Kevin Todd, Canadian ice hockey NHL center (LA Kings), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • May 5 Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • May 5 Michael Titley, WLAF TE (London Monarchs)
  • May 5 Robert "Bob" Burns, American PGA golfer (1994 Buick-5th), born in Mission Hills, California
  • May 5 Tim Neilsen, cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991)
  • May 6 Andy Kelly, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
  • May 7 Joe King, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 8 Franklin Langham, American professional golfer, born in Augusta, Georgia
  • May 8 John Johnson, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)

Person of interestOmar Camporese

May 8 Omar Camporese, Italian tennis star, born in Bologna, Italy

Tennis Player Omar Camporese
Tennis Player
Omar Camporese
  • May 9 Bruce Pickens, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 9 David Benoit, NBA forward (Utah Jazz, NJ Nets)
  • May 9 Marie-José Pérec, French athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m 1996), born in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
  • May 9 Vince Workman, NFL running back (Packers, Panthers, Colts)
  • May 10 Julie Smith, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Glendora, California
  • May 12 Mark Clark, Bath Ill, pitcher (NY Mets)

Person of interestTony Hawk

May 12 Tony Hawk, American skateboarder, born in Carlsbad, California

Skateboarder Tony Hawk
Skateboarder
Tony Hawk
  • May 13 Annette DeLuca, North Bergen NJ, LPGA golfer
  • May 13 James Harris, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • May 14 Hiroshi Matsuura, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • May 15 James "Jim" Neil, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Buffalo, New York
  • May 15 Leroy Hoard, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings)
  • May 17 Tim Grunhard, NFL center (KC Chiefs)
  • May 18 Ernie Logan, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars, NY Jets)
  • May 19 James Parrish, NFL outside linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 19 Jeanne Basone, Brubank California, wrestler (Hollywood-GLOW)
  • May 19 Mark Janssens, Surrey, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • May 19 Paul Justin, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • May 20 Damon Mays, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 20 Phil Hansen, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 20 Waisale Serevi, Fijian rugby union and rugby sevens footballer, born in Suva, Fiji
  • May 22 Alan Levine, Baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Park Ridge, Illinois
  • May 22 Carmie Vairo, softball infielder (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 22 Mike Harbold, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Oakland, California
  • May 22 Randy Brown, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • May 23 Daryl Hobbs, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 24 Jerry Dipoto, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • May 25 Debbi Miho Koyama, LPGA golfer (1995 US Women's Open-28th)
  • May 25 Kendall Gill, NBA guard/forward (NJ Nets)
  • May 25 Nathalie Schneyder, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 25 Shawn Bouwens, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • May 26 Rachael Sporn, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • May 26 Steve Sedgley, English footballer
  • May 27 Cedric Smith, NFL running back (Wash Redskins, Arizona Cardinals)
  • May 27 Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
  • May 27 Jeff Bagwell, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 28 Char Thompson, WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • May 28 Sandra Bacher, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Long Island, New York
  • May 28 Tomas P Pukstys, javelin thrower (Olympic 8th 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 29 Brian Roche, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • May 29 Duane Young, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • May 30 Amy Fuller, Westlake California, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • May 30 Jerry Springer, Canadian Tour golfer, born in White Plains, New York
  • May 31 Duane Causwell, NBA center (Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 1 Jack Adams, Canadian NHL center, coach and general manager (Hockey Hall of Fame), dies at 73
  • May 10 Maurie Sievers, cricket medium-pacer (Austral v England 1936-37), dies
  • May 20 Albert Hartkopf, cricketer (one Test for Australia), dies