May 1994 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Sprint Senior Challenge Golf Tournament
  • May 1 Sherri Steinhauer wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship
  • 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.

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 29 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

May 21 ABC Sports President Roone Arledge (62) weds third wife Gigi Shaw

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestAyrton Senna

May 1 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Grand prix driver, dies in crash at 34

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • May 12 Xenophon Balaskas, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 22 wkts), dies
  • May 13 Duncan Hamilton, driver, dies at 74
  • May 19 Luis Ocana, Span cyclist (Tour de France 1973), commits suicide at 48
  • May 28 Julius Boros, pro golfer (US Open 1952), 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