May 1986 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

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

Sports History

May 3 NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game

  • May 7 30th European Cup: Steaua Bucuresti beats Barcelona (0-0, 2-0 on penalties) at Seville
  • May 7 Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox, retires
  • May 9 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1
  • 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

Baseball Record

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

  • May 28 White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out 1st 7 Rangers he faces

Sports History

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

  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Bobby Rahal becomes first driver in race history to complete the 500 miles (800 km) in less than 3 hours; average speed 170.722 mph (274.750 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian soccer striker (58 caps; El Nacional, Santos Laguna, América), born in Quito, Ecuador (d. 2013)
  • May 11 Abou Diaby, French footballer
  • May 13 Ji Eun-hee, South Korean golfer (US Open 2009), born in Gapyeong, South Korea
  • May 15 Adam Moffat, Scottish football player, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 15 Kyle Loza, Freestyle Motocross Rider, born in Orange County, California
  • May 15 Matías Fernández, Chilean footballer
  • May 16 Andy Keogh, Irish footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
  • 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 Berrick Barnes, Australian Rugby player
  • May 28 Charles N'Zogbia, French footballer
  • May 28 Michael Oher, American football player at Ole Miss

Weddings in Sport

  • May 3 American Mousketeer-actress-singer Annette Funicello (43) weds American harness racing horse breeder and trainer Glen Holt (55)

Deaths in Sport

  • May 2 Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver (3 x World Rally C'ship round wins for Talbot, Opel, Porsche, Lancia), dies in a rally accident at 29
  • May 11 Fritz Pollard, American football player, dies at 92
  • May 15 Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (b. 1958)