May 6, 1978 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 104th Kentucky Derby: Steve Cauthen wins aboard Affirmed - first and only Derby victory and 1st-leg of Triple Crown

Birthdays in Sport

  • John Abraham, American football player

Deaths in Sport

  • Ethelda Bleibtrey, US swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1920), dies at 76