May 1996 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 4 122nd Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey wins aboard Grindstone, his second Derby victory (1993 Sea Hero)
  • May 5 Karrie Webb wins LPGA Sprint Titleholders Golf Championship
  • May 8 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden wins his 1st AL game beating Tigers 10-3
  • May 8 Paris Saint-Germain of France win 36th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 1-0 in Brussels
  • May 11 Florida Marlin Al Leiter no hits Colorado Rockies, 11-0

Sport awardGolf Major

May 12 42nd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • May 12 Yankees losing 8-0 to Chicago White Sox, come back to win 9-8

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

May 13 O.J. Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • May 14 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 16 Sammy Sosa is 1st Chicago Cub to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • May 17 Habib & Whitaker make 320 for 5th Cricket wkt, Leics v Worcs
  • May 18 121st Preakness: Pat Day aboard Louis Quatorze wins in 1:53.2
  • May 22 4th UEFA Champions League Final: Juventus beats Ajax (1-1, 4-2 on penalties) at Rome
  • May 26 Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
  • May 26 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 26 Indianapolis 500: Buddy Lazier wins in 3:22:45.753 (238.112 km/h)
  • May 29 NHL Western Conference Final: Colorado Avalanche beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
  • May 30 Albert Belle uses a forearm to break up a double play & nearly breaks Brewer 2nd baseman Fernando Vina's nose, Belle gets 2 game suspension

Weddings in Sport

  • May 18 NFL Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly (36) weds former marketing director Jill Waggoner (27) at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in suburban Buffalo

HeartWedding of Interest

May 18 Heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison (27) weds Dawn Freeman

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison

Deaths in Sport

  • May 2 Peter John Swales, football club chairman, dies at 63
  • May 3 Timothy Gullikson, American tennis player and coach, dies of cancer at 45
  • May 5 Beryl Burton, cyclist, dies at 58
  • May 11 Ademir Marques de Menezes, Brazilian footballer (b. 1922)
  • May 14 Sritharan Jeganathan, cricketer, 1st Sri Lankan Test player to die
  • May 17 Rusi Modi, cricketer (736 runs 10 post-war Tests for India), dies
  • May 17 Scott Evans Brayton, racing car driver, dies at 37
  • May 17 Willi Daume, olympic organiser, dies at 82
  • May 18 Simon Weinstock, businessman/racehorse owner, dies at 44
  • May 19 Giovanni "John" Beradino, American MLB infielder and actor (General Hospital), dies from pancreatic cancer at 79