May 1994 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

May 1 Three-time World Formula 1 Drivers champion Ayrton Senna of Brazil is killed in a 309 kmh crash whilst leading the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola in Italy

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

Boxing Title Fight

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

  • 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
  • May 13 MLB Cleveland Indians begin a 18 home game win streak at newly opened Jacobs Field

Sports History

May 14 Dave Winfield passes Frank Robinson for 12th on RBI list with 1,617

  • May 14 FA Cup Final: Manchester United defeat Chelsea 4-0 at Wembley Stadium, London

LPGA Championship

May 15 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Laura Davies of England wins her second major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Alice Ritzman

Sports History

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 American tennis star Jennifer Capriati (18), checks into a drug rehab center

Sports History

May 21 119th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 1:56.4

  • May 21 MLB Cincinnati Reds bat out of order against Los Angeles Dodgers in 2nd inning
  • 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

Sports History

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

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

Sports History

May 29 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins from pole position for his second Indy 500 victory for Marlboro Team Penske

  • May 31 Padres scores 13 in 2nd vs Pirates

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 21 Tom Daley, English diver (2021 Olympic Gold), born in Plymouth, England
  • May 24 Emma McKeon, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 50/100m freestyle, 4x100 medley relay 2020; 4x100m free relay 2016, 20), born in Wollongong, Australia
  • May 25 Alexandra Rose "Aly" Raisman, American gymnast (two-time Olympic medalist, Fierce Five, Final Five), born in Needham, Massachusetts

Deaths in Sport

Ayrton SennaAyrton Senna (1960-1994)

May 1 Brazilian auto racer (World F1 champion 1988, 90, 91), dies in a crash at San Marino GP at 34

  • May 12 Xenophon Balaskas, South Africa cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 22 wkts), dies at 83
  • May 13 Duncan Hamilton, Irish racing driver, dies at 74
  • May 14 Dave Albritton, American high jumper (Olympic silver 1936), dies at 81
  • May 19 Luis Ocana, Spanish 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 race walker (Olympic gold 1956), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • May 28 Julius Boros, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1968, US Open 1952, 63), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • May 30 Agostino Di Bartolomei, Italian footballer (b. 1955)
  • May 31 Doug Freeman, New Zealand cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, 1 wicket; Wellington), dies at 79