May 1976 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 102nd Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Bold Forbes wins in 2:01.6
  • May 2 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
  • May 9 Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament
  • May 12 20th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Saint-Etienne 1-0 at Glasgow
  • May 13 9th & final ABA championship: NY Nets beat Denver Nuggets, 4 games to 2
  • May 15 101st Preakness: John Lively aboard Elocutionist wins in 1:55
  • May 16 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Philadelphia Flyers in 4 games
  • May 16 Sue Roberts wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic
  • May 22 St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR
  • May 23 Amy Alcott wins '76 LPGA Golf Classic

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 24 Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title in Munich

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • May 30 22nd LPGA Championship won by Betty Burfeindt
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins in 1:42:52.466 (239.350 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 2 Nancy Feber, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star
  • May 3 Jeff Halpern, American ice hockey player
  • May 4 Ben Grieve, American baseball player
  • May 4 Jason Michaels, American baseball player
  • May 5 Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer
  • May 5 Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentine footballer
  • May 6 Lindsay Page, figure skater (1997 E Great Lakes Sr-3rd), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • May 7 Nicholas Butcher, field hockey midfielder/forward (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 8 Oleg Tverdovsky, Donetsk Ukr, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • May 9 Faye Johnstone, archer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 10 Aggeliki Tsiolakoudi, Greek javelin thrower
  • May 13 Mark Delaney, Welsh footballer
  • May 14 Terrance Cauthen, lightweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • May 14 Brian Lawrence, American baseball player
  • May 15 Eric DuBose, Bradenton Fl, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • May 15 Adolfo Bautista, Mexican footballer
  • May 15 Jacek Krzynówek, Polish footballer
  • May 15 Ryan Leaf, American football player
  • May 17 Anna Windsor, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 17 Daniel Komen, Nyaru Kenya, 5k runner
  • May 17 Peter Devine, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • May 17 José Guillén, Dominican baseball player
  • May 18 Ron Mercer, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • May 19 Kevin Garnett, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • May 20 Ramón Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
  • May 20 Tomoya Satozaki, Japanese baseball player
  • May 22 Christian Vande Velde, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 23 Ricardinho, Brazilian footballer
  • May 24 Catherine Cox, Australian netballer
  • May 25 Tarik Glenn, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • May 26 Markus Wieland, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • May 26 Scott Humphries, Greely Colo, tennis star (1995 doubles Binghampton)
  • May 27 Richard Park, Seoul Kor, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
  • May 28 Alexei Nemov, Russian gymnast
  • May 28 Glenn Morrison, Rugby League Player
  • May 29 Caçapa, Brazilian footballer
  • May 29 Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball player
  • May 30 Magnus Norman, Swedish tennis player
  • May 31 Matt Harpring, American basketball player

Deaths in Sport

  • May 20 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1911)
  • May 30 Max Carey, American baseball player, dies at 86