May 1995 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 Montreal Canadiens lose 2-0 at Buffalo to miss Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in 25 years
  • May 3 Australia beat West Indies to regain the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
  • May 5 Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
  • May 6 121st Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Thunder Gulch wins in 2:01.2
  • May 6 Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV
  • May 7 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • May 9 Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
  • May 10 Real Zaragoza of Spain win 35th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 2-1 in Paris

Sports record brokenNHL Record

May 12 Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur
  • May 13 Team New Zealand beats Team Dennis Conner 5-0 to win the America's Cup for the first time

Sport awardGolf Major

May 14 41st McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Kelly Robbins

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 14 Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • May 20 120th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Timber Coutry wins in 1:54.4

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 21 Christa Johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • May 23 47th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, K Foster (Cubs)/M Freeman (Rocks)
  • May 24 3rd UEFA Champions League Final: Ajax beats Milan 1-0 at Vienna
  • May 28 Alison Nichols wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 28 White Sox (5) & Tigers (7) combine for record 12 HRs at Tiger Stadium
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Jacques Villeneuve wins in 3:15:17.561 (247.221 km/h)

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 10 Missy Franklin, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Pasadena, California

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

May 24 Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (22) weds pediatrician Anjali Mehta (28)

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar

Deaths in Sport

  • May 5 Mikhail Moseyevich Botvinnik, world chess champ, dies
  • May 6 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)
  • May 9 Percy Mansell, cricketer (355 runs in 13 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • May 13 Cecil Marley, cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies
  • May 25 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (b. 1948)
  • May 30 Bobby Stokes, soccer star, dies at 44
  • May 30 Ted Drake [Edward Joseph Drake], English footballer, dies at 82