On This Day

May 1995 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 1 Future Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh scores career best 200 including 231 partnership with brother Mark (126) in 4th Test win over West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 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 Garden; Celtics eliminated from playoffs by Orlando Magic, 95-92
  • 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 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

NHL Record

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

Sports History

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

LPGA Championship

May 14 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Kelly Robbins wins her only major title by 1 stroke from defending champion Laura Davies of England

Baseball Record

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

  • May 14 At 43 years, 162 days Manchester City goalkeeper John Burridge becomes the oldest player to appear in an EPL match, a 3-2 home defeat to Queens Park Rangers

Sports History

May 20 120th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Timber Coutry wins in 1:54.4

  • 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 White Sox (5) & Tigers (7) combine for record 12 HRs at Tiger Stadium
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Canadian driver Jacques Villeneuve wins as race leader Scott Goodyear is controversially black flagged on lap 195

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 9 Beth Mead, English footballer (Arsenal), born in Whitby, England
  • May 10 Missy Franklin, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 2012, 16; 4 x WRs), born in Pasadena, California
  • May 10 Gabriella Papadakis, French ice dancer (Olympic gold [Guillaume Cizeron] 2022; World C'ship gold 2015–16, 18–19, 22), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • May 25 Kagiso Rabada, South African cricketer (fast bowler for South Africa), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Weddings in Sport

Imran Khan

May 16 Cricketer Imran Khan (43) marries socialite Jemima Goldsmith (21) in Paris (divorced 2004)

Sachin Tendulkar

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


Deaths in Sport

  • May 5 Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian influential World Chess Champion, dies at 83
  • May 6 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)
  • May 9 Percy Mansell, South African cricketer (355 runs in 13 Tests for South Africa), dies at 75
  • May 13 Robert Marley, Jamaican cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies at 85
  • May 17 Toe Blake, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup 1935 Montreal Maroons; 1944, 46 Montreal Canadiens) and coach (Stanley Cup 1956-60, 1965-66, 68 Montreal Canadiens), dies at 82
  • May 25 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player, dies at 46
  • May 30 Ted Drake [Edward Joseph Drake], English footballer, dies at 82