May 1977 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 French runner Chantal Langlacé sets female world marathon record (2:35:15.4) in Oyarzun, Spain
  • May 1 American golfer Debbie Austin wins the Birmingham Classic, the first of 5 LPGA Tour victories in a 4-month span
  • May 1 American golfer Gene Littler wins the Houston Open, his 29th and final PGA title
  • 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

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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

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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 San Diego Padres beat Mont Expos, 11-8, in 21 innings
  • 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

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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 Cleveland Indian Dennis Eckersley no-hits California Angels, 2-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 2 Amy D'Entremont, American figure skater (1995 NE Jr champ), born in Stoneham, Massachusetts
  • May 2 Luke Hudson, American baseball player, born in Fountain Valley, California
  • May 3 Ryan Dempster, Canadian baseball player, born in Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
  • May 3 Tyronn Lue, American basketball coach (NBA Championship 2016 Cleveland), born in Mexico, Missouri
  • May 4 Mariano Pernía, Argentine-Spanish footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • May 5 Tiffany Roberts, soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Petaluma, California
  • May 6 Shannon Shakespeare, Canadian 100m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Mission, British Columbia
  • May 6 Trent Steed, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), 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 silver 94, Olympic gold 1996), 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 12 Graeme Dott, British snooker player
  • May 13 Diane Halber, figure skater (1996 National Collegiate champ), born in Torrance, California
  • May 13 Sara DeCosta, ice hockey goalie (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 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, Olympics 1998)
  • 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 1996)
  • 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