May 1989 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 American jockey Chris Antley ends record of 64 consecutive winning days

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May 5 Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany, New York

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • May 6 115th Kentucky Derby: Pat Valenzuela on Sunday Silence wins in 2:05
  • May 7 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic

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May 8 Paul McCartney releases remake of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 95 Liverpool football fans

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • May 9 NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
  • May 9 NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
  • May 10 FC Barcelona of Spain win 29th European Cup Winner's Cup against Sampdoria of Italy 1-0 in Bern
  • May 10 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 1
  • May 11 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2

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May 13 Minnesota Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • May 13 Trinidad & Tobago ties US 1-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • May 14 1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)
  • May 14 1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)
  • May 14 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
  • May 15 Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams & replace him with Cito Gaston
  • May 15 US Basketball League cancels its summer schedule
  • May 20 114th Preakness: Pat Valenzuela aboard Sunday Silence wins in 1:53.8

Sport awardGolf Major

May 21 LPGA Championship, Jack Nicklaus GC: Nancy Lopez wins her 3rd LPGA C'ship by 3 strokes from Ayako Okamoto of Japan

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

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May 24 NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • May 24 NY Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season
  • May 24 33rd European Cup: Milan beats Steaua Bucuresti 4-0 at Barcelona
  • May 25 Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • May 28 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins

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May 29 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 4 Rory McIlroy, Northern Irish professional golfer (Number 1 for 95 weeks), born in Holywood, Northern Ireland
  • May 6 Dominika Cibulkov√°, Slovakian tennis player, born in Bratislava
  • May 11 Giovani dos Santos, Mexican footballer
  • May 11 Cameron Newton, American football player (Carolina Panthers), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 31 Marco Reus, German football player (Borussia Dortmund, German national team), born in Dortmund, West Germany

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

May 16 MLB player Moises Alou (22) weds Austria Melo

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou

Deaths in Sport

  • May 5 Frank Easton, cricket wicketkeeper (NSW 1933-39), dies
  • May 26 Don Revie, English footballer and soccer manager (Leeds and England), dies at 61
  • May 30 Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927, NY Metropolitan Opera), dies of a stroke at 83
  • May 31 C L R James, cricket writer (distinguished Trinidadian), dies