On This Day

May 2005 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 7 131st Kentucky Derby: Mike Smith aboard Giacomo wins in 2:02.75

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May 15 Laureus World Sports Awards, Casino Estoril, Portugal: Sportsman: Roger Federer; Sportswoman: Kelly Holmes; Team: Greece Men's National Football team

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Roger Federer
  • May 21 130th Preakness: Jeremy Rose aboard Afleet Alex wins in 1:55.04
  • May 21 English FA Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (71,876): Arsenal beats Manchester United, 5-4 on penalties after 0 – 0 (a.e.t.); Gunners' 10th title
  • May 25 13th UEFA Champions League Final: Liverpool beats Milan (3-3, 3-2 on penalties)
  • May 28 Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders claim their 5th title with a 35-25 win over the NSW Waratahs; Dan Carter lands 3 conversions & 2 penalties for the winners
  • May 29 Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 3:10:21.0769 (253.637 km/h)
  • May 29 Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Laurel Valley GC: Mike Reid wins his first of 2 Champions Tour major titles with a birdie on the first playoff hole against Jerry Pate and Dana Quigley

Deaths in Sport

  • May 5 Ted Atkinson, American jockey (US Champion 1944, 46), dies of a stroke at 88
  • May 7 Tristan Egolf, American writer (b. 1971)
  • May 7 Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian soccer forward (13 caps; Emelec), dies in a car accident at 25
  • May 8 Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver, dies at 23
  • May 26 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1928)
  • May 30 Fazal Mahmood, Pakistan cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 139 wickets), dies at 78