May 1977 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:35:15.4)
  • May 1 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • May 3 1977 NFL Draft: Ricky Bell from USC first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • May 7 103rd Kentucky Derby: Jean Cruguet on Seattle Slew wins in 2:02.2
  • May 8 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 11 Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • May 14 KC Royals Jim Colborn no-hits Texas Rangers, 6-0
  • May 14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
  • May 15 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 16 Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • May 21 102nd Preakness: Jean Cruguet aboard Seattle Slew wins in 1:54.4
  • May 21 SD Padres beat Mont Expos, 11-8, in 21 innings

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • May 22 Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11
  • May 25 21st European Cup: Liverpool beats Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 at Rome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins for a record 4th time

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • May 29 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • May 29 Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indianapolis 500
  • May 29 Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one
  • May 30 Cleve Indian Dennis Eckersley no-hits California Angels, 2-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Anna Louise Wilson, Dunedin NZ, 100m breast stroke (Olympics-96)
  • May 1 Vera Lischka, Austrian swimmer
  • May 2 Amy D'Entremont, Stoneham Mass, figure skater (1995 NE Jr champ)
  • May 2 Luke Hudson, American baseball player
  • May 3 Ryan Dempster, American baseball player
  • May 4 Mariano Pernía, Argentine-Spanish footballer
  • May 5 Tiffany Roberts, Petaluma California, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • May 6 Shannon Shakespeare, Mission BC, 100m swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • May 6 Trent Steed, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 6 Christophe Brandt, Belgian cyclist
  • May 7 Marko Milic, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
  • May 9 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (d. 2006)
  • May 9 Iñigo Landaluze, Spanish cyclist
  • May 10 Amanda Borden, gymnast (World-silv-94, Oly-gold-96), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • May 10 Henri Camara, Senegalese footballer
  • May 10 Nick Heidfeld, German Formula 1 driver
  • May 11 Janne Ahonen, Finnish ski jumper
  • May 11 Gonzalo Colsa, Spanish footballer
  • May 11 Pablo García, Uruguayan footballer
  • May 11 Victor Matfield, South African rugby union footballer
  • May 12 Monique de Bruin, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • May 13 Diane Halber, Torrance California, figure skater (1996 National Collegiate champ)
  • May 13 Sara DeCosta, ice hockey goalie (USA, Oly-98)
  • May 13 Robby Hammock, baseball player
  • May 14 Anca Barna, Cluj Romania, tennis star (semifinals 1995 ITF Poland)
  • May 14 Jayna Hefford, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • May 14 Roy Halladay, American baseball player
  • May 16 Jean-Sébastien Giguère, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 17 Jere Michael, Aspen Colo, figure skater (1994 National Jr champ)
  • May 18 Lee Hendrie, English footballer
  • May 18 Danny Mills, English footballer
  • May 19 Manuel Almúnia, Spanish footballer
  • May 19 Brandon Inge, American baseball player
  • May 20 Leonardo Noeren Franco, Argentine footballer
  • May 20 Chad Muska, American Skateboarder for Element Skateboards
  • May 21 Quinton Fortune, South African footballer
  • May 21 Ricky Williams, American football player
  • May 22 Dre Bly, American Football Player
  • May 26 Luca Toni, Italian footballer
  • May 27 Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian athlete
  • May 27 Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • May 29 Brent Roberts, Leesville La, diver (Olympics-96)
  • May 29 Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer
  • May 29 Antonio Lebo-Lebo, Angolan footballer
  • May 30 Akwá, Angolan footballer
  • May 31 Joachim Olsen, Danish athlete
  • May 31 Moses Sichone, Zambian footballer
  • May 31 Theodoros Baev, Bulgarian-born Greek volleyball player
  • May 31 Phil Devey, Canadian baseball player
  • May 31 Domenico Fioravanti, Italian swimmer
  • May 31 Greg Leeb, Canadian ice hockey player