On This Day

May 1986 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 3 112th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand wins in 2:02.8
  • May 3 Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Cey hits his 300th & 301st HR
  • May 3 NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game
  • May 7 Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox, retires
  • May 7 30th European Cup: Steaua Bucuresti beats Barcelona (0-0, 2-0 on penalties) at Seville
  • May 9 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1

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May 14 Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • May 14 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat St. Louis Blues, 4 games to 3
  • May 17 111th Preakness: Alex Solis aboard Snow Chief wins in 1:54.8
  • May 18 David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool
  • May 24 Stanley Cup Final, Saddledome, Calgary, AL: Montreal Canadiens beat Calgary Flames, 4-3 for 4-1 series victory

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May 25 KC Royal George Brett gets his 2,000th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • May 28 White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out 1st 7 Rangers he faces
  • May 30 Bobby Rahal is 1st to average over 170 mph in Indianapolis 500

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May 30 Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian soccer striker (Ecuador 58 caps), born in Quito, Ecuador (d. 2013)
  • May 8 Marvell Wynne, American soccer player
  • May 11 Abou Diaby, French footballer
  • May 11 Ronny, Brazilian footballer
  • May 13 Scott Sutter, Swiss footballer
  • May 13 Ji Eun-hee, South Korean golfer (US Open 2009), born in Gapyeong, South Korea
  • May 15 Matías Fernández, Chilean footballer
  • May 15 Adam Moffat, Scottish football player, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 15 Kyle Loza, Freestyle Motocross Rider, born in Orange County, California
  • May 16 Andy Keogh, Irish footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
  • May 18 Ryan Lamb, English rugby union player
  • May 19 Mario Chalmers, NCAA basketball player
  • May 20 Dexter Blackstock, English footballer
  • May 23 Ruben Zadkovich, Australian soccer player
  • May 25 Yoan Gouffran, French footballer, born in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France
  • May 28 Charles N'Zogbia, French footballer
  • May 28 Berrick Barnes, Australian Rugby player
  • May 28 Michael Oher, American football player at Ole Miss

Weddings in Sport

  • May 3 Actress-singer Annette Funicello (43) weds harness racing horse breeder and trainer Glen Holt

Deaths in Sport

  • May 2 Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver, dies in an accident at 29
  • May 11 Fritz Pollard, American football player (b. 1894)
  • May 15 Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (b. 1958)