May 1974 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 4 100th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr. aboard Cannonade wins in 2:04
  • 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 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: Philadelphia Flyers beat Boston Bruins, 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

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Jennifer Rizzotti, Basketball Hall of Fame point guard/coach, born in White Plains, New York
  • May 2 Miles Joseph, American soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 2 Andy Johnson, Welsh footballer, born in Bristol, England
  • May 4 Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Anaco, Anzoátegui, Venezuela
  • May 5 Seiji Ara, Japanese racing driver
  • May 7 Scott Whittaker, center/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 7 Ian Pearce, English footballer
  • 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 Shin Yahata, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 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 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, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • May 24 Marcus Coleman, free safety (NY Jets)
  • May 24 Maria Alejandra Vento, Venezuelan tennis star (1995 Futures-Braz), born in Caracas
  • May 24 Natalie Neaton, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • May 24 Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player
  • May 25 Dennis Stallings, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
  • May 26 Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer
  • May 27 Danny Wuerffel, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)
  • May 29 Barbara Mulej, Kranj Slovenia, tennis star (1992 Futures Germ)
  • May 29 Kenny Bynum, running back (San Diego Chargers)
  • May 29 Robyn Petroskey, figure skater (1996 Midwest champ), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 29 Marc Gené, Spanish Formula One driver
  • 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

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestDenny Shute

May 13 Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • May 18 Daniel R Topping, US 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)