May 1987 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 46 HRs hit in 13 baseball games
  • May 2 113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4
  • May 3 Cindy Hill wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • May 5 Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 6 Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 9 Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • May 10 Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • May 13 Ajax of the Netherlands win 27th European Cup Winner's Cup against Lokomotive Leipzig 1-0 of East Germany in Athens
  • May 13 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • May 14 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
  • May 15 Record archery score for a pair over 24 hrs, is set
  • May 16 112th Preakness: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 1:55.8
  • May 17 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
  • May 20 Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF & Harley Race for trademark name "king"

Sport awardGolf Major

May 24 33rd LPGA Championship won by Jane Geddes

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • May 24 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Sr, 47, wins his 4th Indy 500
  • May 27 Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton)
  • May 27 31st European Cup: Porto beats Bayern Munich 2-1 at Vienna
  • May 29 Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 30 Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • May 30 Tony Tucker TKOs Buster Douglas in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • May 31 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 31 Saul Ballesteros drives 3 golf balls off Mt McKinley, Alaska
  • May 31 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 1 Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player
  • May 1 Leonardo Bonucci, Italian footballer (Juventus and Italy), born in Viterbo, Italy
  • May 4 Francesc Fàbregas Soler, Spanish footballer (Chelsea, Spanish national team), born in Arenys de Mar, Spain
  • May 4 Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • May 7 Michael Maidens, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • May 8 Felix Jones, American football player
  • May 10 Anej Lovrečič, Slovenian football (soccer) player
  • May 11 Louis Murphy, American college football player
  • May 11 Monica Roşu, Romanian gymnast
  • May 11 Justin King, American football player
  • May 14 Franck Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • May 14 Francois Steyn, South African rugby union footballer
  • May 15 Ersan İlyasova, Turkish basketball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 15 Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player (Olympic champion, 2012, 2016; Wimbledon winner, 2013, 2016) born in Glasgow, Scotland

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • May 19 David Edgar, Canadian football (soccer) player
  • May 19 Mariano Torres, Argentine footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 22 Novak Đoković [Novak Djokovic], Serbian tennis player (12 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • May 24 Guillaume Latendresse, French-Canadian hockey player
  • May 25 Timothy Derijck, Belgian footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • May 3 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test for WI 1935, one run, 0-12), dies