May 1983 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC International Golf Tournament
  • May 3 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 0
  • May 7 109th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Sunny's Halo wins in 2:02.2
  • May 7 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • May 8 Janet Coles wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
  • May 11 Aberdeen of Scotland win 23rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid of Spain 2-1 in Gothenburg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 13 Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • May 15 Lenore Muraoka wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • May 17 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Edmonton Oilers in 4 games

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 20 Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 20 Michael Dokes & Mike Weaver fight to a draw in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • May 20 Phillies Steve Carlton passes W Johnson with 2nd most strike outs
  • May 21 108th Preakness: Donald Miller Jr on Deputed Testamony wins in 1:55.4

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 22 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • May 22 Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR
  • May 25 Kirk Gibson (Tigers) & Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park HRs
  • May 25 27th European Cup: Hamburg beats Juventus 1-0 at Athens
  • May 26 29th Walker Cup: US, 13½ - 10½
  • May 26 LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 29 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • May 29 Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m
  • May 29 Indianapolis 500: Tom Sneva wins in 3:05:03.092 (260.902 km/h)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 AL President Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • May 31 37th NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers sweep LA Lakers in 4 games

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 3 Joseph Addai, American football player
  • May 3 Romeo Castelen, Dutch footballer
  • May 3 Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • May 4 Derek Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 6 Dani Alves da Silva, Brazilian football player (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil national team), born in Juazeiro, Brazil
  • May 9 Tyler Lumsden, American baseball player
  • May 9 Gilles Müller, Luxembourgian tennis player
  • May 11 Frédéric Xhonneux, Belgian decathlete
  • May 11 Matt Leinart, American football player
  • May 12 Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer
  • May 13 Yaya Touré, Ivorian footballer
  • May 16 Kyle Wellwood, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 17 Nicky Hofs, Dutch footballer
  • May 17 Channing Frye, American basketball player
  • May 17 Jeremy Sowers, American baseball player
  • May 18 Gary O'Neil, English footballer
  • May 18 Luis Terrero, Dominican baseball player
  • May 18 Vince Young, American football player
  • May 22 John Hopkins, Anglo-American motorcycling racer
  • May 27 Bobby Convey, American soccer player
  • May 28 Steve Cronin, American soccer goalkeeper
  • May 28 Humberto Sanchez, Dominican baseball player
  • May 31 Dustin Wells, New Zealand footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • May 1 V N Swamy, Indian cricket pace bowler (without distinction), dies
  • May 2 Norm Van Brocklin, American football star (b. 1926)
  • May 25 Black Jack Stewart, Canadian NHL hockey player (b. 1917)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 31 Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight boxing champ/actor, dies at 86

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey