May 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 Houston Astros hurler Don Wilson blanks Cincinnati Reds, 4-0 for second career no-hitter
  • May 1 Leonard Tose buys NFL Philadelphia Eagles for a professional sports record $16.15m
  • May 3 95th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Majestic Prince wins in 2:01.8
  • May 4 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational
  • May 4 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
  • May 5 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • May 7 2nd ABA championship: Oakland Oaks beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1
  • May 11 Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • May 17 94th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Majestic Prince wins in 1:55.6
  • May 17 Balt, Cleve & Pitts agree to go from NFC to AFC in NFL
  • May 18 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational
  • May 21 Slovan Bratislava of Czechoslovakia win 9th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona of Spain 3-2 in Basel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 21 After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over NY Mets

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 25 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • May 28 13th European Cup: Milan beats Ajax 4-1 at Madrid
  • May 30 Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:08:33.6) at Antwerp

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Indianapolis 500: Mario Andretti wins in 3:11:14.689 (252.453 km/h)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 2 Brian Lara, cricketer (WI left-hand bat Smashed world records in 1994), born in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
  • May 2 Glen Young, American NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • May 3 Karen Kraft, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Mateo,California
  • May 4 Micah Aivazoff, Armenian-descent Canadian ice hockey player, born in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
  • May 5 Bryan Ivie, volleyball middle blocker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Torrance, California
  • May 6 Mark Thomas, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Bears)
  • May 6 Pascall Davis, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • May 6 Jim Magilton, Northern Irish footballer
  • May 7 Katerina Maleeva, Bulgaria, tennis player (US Open Junior 1984)
  • May 7 Melanie Valerio, 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympics 1996)
  • May 8 Brad Culpepper, NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • May 8 Duane Forde, CFL fullback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • May 8 Swift Burch, CFL defensive end (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 8 Akebono Taro, sumo wrestler
  • May 9 Carla Overbeck, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • May 9 Renn Crichlow, canoeist (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 10 Curtis Whitley, NFL center (Panthers, Packers, Raiders)
  • May 10 Dennis Bergkamp, Amsterdam Neth, soccer player (Ajax)
  • May 10 Martin Driever, WLAF tight end (Rhein Fire)
  • May 10 Pete Schourek, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Austin, Texas
  • May 11 Amy Legacki, Terrytown NY, 10k runner
  • May 13 Lyle Mouton, American outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Lafayette, Louisiana

Person of interestEmmitt Smith

May 15 Emmitt Smith, American NFL Running Back (Dallas Cowboys, 3-time NFL rushing leader), born in Pensacola, Florida

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • May 15 Holly McPeak, Manhattan Beach CA, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • May 15 Hideki Irabu, Japanese baseball player
  • May 16 Marcel Schewe, cricketer (Holland wicket-keeper 1996 World Cup)
  • May 16 Steven Earl Lewis, 4X100/400m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 16 Steve Lewis, American athlete
  • May 17 Aaron Ruffin, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • May 17 Craig Erickson, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins)
  • May 17 Ujesh Ranchod, cricketer (Zimbabwe off-spinner 1993)
  • May 18 Jean-Chris. Filippin, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • May 19 Cecile Ulbrich Tucker, Warren Maine, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • May 19 David Wharton, Warminster PA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic silver 1988)
  • May 19 Kevin Scott, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)
  • May 19 Richard Dumas, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • May 20 Alberto Mancini, Argentina, tennis star
  • May 21 Reid Simpson, Flin Flon, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
  • May 21 Pierluigi Brivio, Italian footballer
  • May 22 Tim Wiley, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Lexington, Massachusetts
  • May 22 Vaughn Eshelman, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 23 Pat Hurst, San Leandro CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Rolex Rookie of the Year)
  • May 23 Ramon Caraballo, baseball player
  • May 24 Martin McCague, cricketer (in Ulster AIS product, Eng quickie 1993-94)
  • May 27 Chip Beake, WLAF administrative assistant (Barcelona Dragons)
  • May 27 Francois Letourneau, St Jerome Quebec, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • May 27 Lesley Tashlin, 100m hurdler (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 27 Todd Hundley, Martinsville VA, catcher (NY Mets)
  • May 27 Travis Williams, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • May 28 Bob Meeks, WLAF corner (Barcelona Dragons)
  • May 28 Damian Rhodes, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • May 28 Frank McCormack, Leicester Mass, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • May 29 Toby Borland, Quitman LA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • May 29 Wiltrud Probst, Nuermberg Germany, tennis star (1992 Belgian Open)
  • May 31 Juliet Haslam, Australian hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide

Deaths in Sport

  • May 14 Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (b. 1888)

Person of interestJoe Malone

May 15 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), dies at 79

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • May 26 Paul Hawkins, Australian racing driver (b. 1937)