May 1999 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 1 125th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley wins aboard Charismatic for his second Derby victory (1991 on Strike The Gold)

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May 2 John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • May 3 Stephen Hendry defeats Mark Williams 18-11 to win the World Snooker Championship for a record seventh time.
  • May 15 124th Preakness: Chris Antley wins aboard Charismatic for the second leg of an unsuccessful Triple Crown campaign
  • May 19 Lazio of Italy win 39th European Cup Winner's Cup against Mallorca of Spain 2-1 in Birmingham
  • May 26 7th UEFA Champions League Final: Manchester United beats Bayern Munich 2-1 at Barcelona
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Kenny Br├Ąck wins in 3:15:51.182 (246.513 km/h)
  • May 31 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1

Weddings in Sport


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May 21 NFL legend Deion Sanders (31) weds model Pilar Biggers in Paradise Island, Bahamas

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders

Deaths in Sport

  • May 3 Joe Adcock, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • May 3 Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • May 13 Gene Sarazen, American golfer (7 major titles), dies of pneumonia at 97
  • May 18 Betty Robinson, American runner (b. 1911)