On This Day

May 1993 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 1 119th Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey wins aboard Sea Hero, the first of 2 Derby victories (1996 on Grindstone)

Boxing Title Fight

May 8 Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Hall of Fame

May 10 Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

  • May 12 Parma of Italy win 33rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Royal Antwerp of Belgium 3-1 in London

Sports History

May 13 KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR

  • May 15 118th Preakness: Mike Smith aboard Prairie Bayou wins in 1:56.6

Boxing Title Fight

May 22 Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

  • May 24 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Islanders, 4 games to 1

Baseball Record

May 26 In Major League Baseball, Carlos Martinez famously hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a home run

  • May 26 1st UEFA Champions League Final: Marseille beats Milan 1-0 at Munich
  • May 27 Baseball player Dale Murphy ends his career after 398 HRs
  • May 29 Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm
  • May 29 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Los Angeles Kings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 3
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi passes reigning F1 World Champion Nigel Mansell with 16 laps to go for his second race win

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 8 Pat Cummins, Australian cricket fast bowler and captain (BB 6/23; NSW CA, Kolkata Knight Riders), born in Sydney, Australia
  • May 13 Romelu Lukaku, Belgium footballer (Chelsea, Manchester United), born in Antwerp, Belgium
  • May 14 Kristina Mladenovic, French tennis player (9 x Grand Slam doubles titles; Federation Cup 2019; Hopman Cup 2017; Tour Finals 2018, 19), born in Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, France
  • May 16 Johannes Thingnes Bø, Norwegian biathlete (5 x Olympic gold 2018, 22; 12 x World C'ship gold), born in Stryn, Norway
  • May 18 Jiří Prskavec, Czech canoeist (Olympic gold K1 slalom 2020; 4 x World C'ship gold 2015, 17, 19), born in Mělník, Czech Republic
  • May 20 Caroline Zhang, American figure skater
  • May 25 Norman Powell, American NBA player (Toronto Raptors), born in San Diego, California
  • May 29 Richard Carapaz, Ecuadorian road cyclist (Olympic gold men's road race 2020; Giro d'Italia 2019), born in Tulcán Canton, Ecuador

Deaths in Sport

  • May 5 Dick Metz, American golfer (US Open 1938 runner-up; 10 PGA Tour titles), dies at 84
  • May 12 Zeno Colò, Italian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 72
  • May 13 Evert "Eef" Dolman, Dutch cyclist (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 47
  • May 19 S W Sohoni, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • May 19 Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricket all-rounder (4 Tests, top score 29 no, 2 wickets), dies from a heart attack at 75
  • May 28 Charles Barnett, English cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies at 82
  • May 29 Billy Conn, American boxer, dies of pneumonia at 75