On This Day

May 1974 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 4 100th Kentucky Derby: Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr. wins aboard Cannonade for first of 3 Derby victories
  • May 6 A's pitcher Paul Lindblad makes an errant throw in 1st inning of 6-3 loss to Balt ends his record streak of 385 consecutive errorless games
  • May 8 FC Magdenburg of East Germany win 14th European Cup Winner's Cup against AC Milan of Italy 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • May 10 7th ABA championship: NY Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1
  • May 12 28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee, 4 games to 3
  • May 17 18th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Atletico Madrid 4-0 at Brussels
  • May 18 99th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6
  • May 19 Stanley Cup Final, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA: In their first Finals appearance the Philadelphia Flyers beat Boston Bruins, 1-0 to take the title, 4 games to 2
  • May 22 Soccer team Veendam forms
  • May 26 Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 3:09:10.094 (255.224 km/h)
  • May 27 Pirates Ken Brett no-hits Padres until 9th inning
  • May 30 10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 2 Miles Joseph, American soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 2 Andy Johnson, Welsh soccer midfielder (15 caps; WBA, Nottingham Forest), born in Bristol, England
  • May 4 Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Anaco, Anzoátegui, Venezuela
  • May 5 Seiji Ara, Japanese auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 2004), born in Chiba, Japan
  • May 7 Scott Whittaker, center/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 8 Calvin Branch, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 8 Colin Daynes, 68 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympic-96), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • May 8 Korey Stringer, NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • May 9 Stephane Yelle, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 10 Grant Williams, American former NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • May 10 Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer
  • May 11 Roger Juffing, soccer player (Fortuna Sittard
  • May 11 Stanley Gene, Papua New Guinean rugby league footballer
  • May 11 Darren Ward, Welsh footballer
  • May 12 Anna Ozolins, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • May 13 Albert Connell, wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • May 13 Lisa Jacob, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics 1996)
  • May 14 Ken Belanger, Sault-ste-marie Ca, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • May 15 A J Hinch, Wavely IA, baseball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • May 15 Addilson dos Santos, soccer player (Sparta)
  • May 15 Jennifer Rizzotti, Basketball Hall of Fame point guard (Uni of Connecticut) and coach (George Washington), born in White Plains, New York
  • May 16 Conal Groom, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Northford, Connecticut
  • May 16 Keith Thibodeaux, cornerback (Washington Redskins)
  • May 17 Wiki González, Venezuelan baseball player
  • May 18 Nelson Figueroa, American baseball player
  • May 19 Andrew Johns, Australian rugby league footballer
  • May 20 Brandon Jessie, tight end (NY Giants)
  • May 22 Greg Jones, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • May 23 Duane Clemons, American NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Riverside, California
  • May 23 Matt Hindle, Canadian bobsledder, born in Calgary, Alberta
  • May 24 Ace Custis, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Eastville, Virginia
  • May 24 Marcus Coleman, American football defensive back (NY Jets), born in Dallas, Texas
  • May 24 Maria Alejandra Vento, Venezuelan tennis star (1995 Futures-Braz), born in Caracas
  • May 24 Natalie Neaton, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • May 24 Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player, born in Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan
  • May 25 Dennis Stallings, American football linebacker (Tennessee Oilers), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • May 26 Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer, born in Boden, Sweden
  • May 27 Danny Wuerffel, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1996, U of Florida; NFL: New Orleans Saints), born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • May 29 Marc Gené, Spanish auto racer (Ferrari, Williams F1, Le Mans 2009), born in Sabadell, Catalonia
  • May 29 Stephen Larkham, Australian Rugby Union fly-half, coach (Australia 102 caps), born in Canberra, ACT
  • May 30 David Wilkie, Ellensburg, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • May 30 Konstantinos Chalkias, Greek footballer
  • May 31 Bindi Mansfield, Mooerbank NSW Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • May 31 Jim Carey, Dorchester MA, NHL goalie (Washington Capitals)
  • May 31 Steve Martin, defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • May 31 Chad Campbell, American golfer (US masters 2009 runner-up, 4 PGA Tour titles), born in Andrews, Texas

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestDenny Shute

May 13 Denny Shute, American golfer (British Open 1933, PGA C'ship 1936-37), dies at 69

Golfer Denny Shute
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  • May 18 Dan Topping, American baseball team owner (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • May 25 Frank Ward, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia 1936-38), dies
  • May 26 Silvio Moser, Swiss racing driver (b. 1941)