May 1994 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 4 Arsenal of England win 34th European Cup Winner's Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copenhagen

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 6 Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • May 7 120th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron on Go For Gin wins in 2:03.6
  • May 7 Denver Nuggets become NBA's 1st #8 seed to beat a #1 seed (Seattle)
  • May 8 Colorado Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) 1st game

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 8 Laura Davies wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • May 14 FA Cup Final: Manchester United defeat Chelsea 4-0 at Wembley Stadium, London
  • May 15 40th McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies
  • May 16 Tennis star Jennifer Capriati arrested on possession of marijuana
  • May 18 2nd UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Barcelona 4-0 at Athens
  • May 19 Tennis star Jennifer Capriati (18), checks into a drug rehab center
  • May 21 119th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 1:56.4
  • May 21 Reds bat out of order against Dodgers in 2nd inning
  • May 22 Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • May 22 Toronto NBA franchise unveils name "Raptors" & logo
  • May 24 NHL Western Conference Final: Vancouver Canucks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 25 Mark Messier scores a natural hat trick for the New York Rangers in game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • May 27 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.

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May 29 Patty Sheehan wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • May 31 Padres scores 13 in 2nd vs Pirates

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 21 Tom Daley, English diver
  • May 25 Alexandra Rose "Aly" Raisman, American gymnast (two-time Olympic medalist, Fierce Five, Final Five), born in Needham, Massachusetts

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestAyrton Senna

May 1 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Formula One driver (3-time world F1 champion), dies in a crash at San Marino GP at 34

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • May 12 Xenophon Balaskas, South Africa cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 22 wkts), dies at 83
  • May 13 Duncan Hamilton, driver, dies at 74
  • May 19 Luis Ocana, Span cyclist (Tour de France 1973), commits suicide at 48
  • May 21 Cliff Wilson, snooker player, dies at 60
  • May 22 Norman Read, New Zealand 50K walker (Olympic gold 1956), dies at 62
  • May 28 Julius Boros, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1968, US Open 1952, 63), dies of heart attack at 74
  • May 30 Agostino Di Bartolomei, Italian footballer (b. 1955)
  • May 31 Doug Freeman, cricketer (2 Tests of leg-spin for NZ 1933), dies