On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 10

Events in Sport

  • 1870 Jem Mace & defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champ Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hr & 17 minutes, & neither is struck by a punch
  • 1889 17th Preakness: W Anderson aboard Buddhist wins in 2:17.5
  • 1893 19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39.25
  • 1902 Dutch soccer club FC Blauw-Wit (Blue-White) is formed in the Kinkerbuurt area of Amsterdam; merge with VV De Beursbengels in 2015
  • 1905 31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75
  • 1910 36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4
  • 1913 39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8
  • 1913 Yanks commit 8 errors & still beat Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings
  • 1919 45th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:09.8
  • 1926 51st Preakness: John Maiben aboard Display wins in 1:59.8
  • 1929 54th Preakness: Louis Schaefer aboard Dr Freeland wins in 2:01.6

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

1929 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Walter Hagen wins 4th Open title, by 6 strokes from fellow American Johnny Farrell

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • 1931 Golf ball size hail falls in Burlington, New Jersey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941 66th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Whirlaway, 2nd leg of successful Triple Crown

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro
  • 1946 Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yanks 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam
  • 1947 72nd Preakness: Doug Dodson aboard Faultless wins in 1:59

  • 1967 Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Phillies' Jim Bunning, in Philadelphia)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 1970 Atlanta Braves' Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to Cards 6-5

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Bobby Orr scores famous OT winner as Boston beats St. Louis Blues, 4-3 for 4-0 series sweep; Bruins its first title since 1941

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1973 27th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • 1973 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Yvan Cournoyer has a goal and 2 assists as Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 6-4 to take title, 4 games to 2
  • 1974 7th ABA championship: NY Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1
  • 1978 22nd European Cup: Liverpool beats Club Brugge 1-0 at London
  • 1979 John McMullen becomes CEO of Houston Astros
  • 1981 Montreal Expo Charlie Lee no-hits SF Giants, 4-0
  • 1989 FC Barcelona of Spain win 29th European Cup Winner's Cup against Sampdoria of Italy 1-0 in Bern
  • 1989 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving singer Madonna's apartment

MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José Canseco
  • 1991 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Minnesota North Stars beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 1

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1993 Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton
  • 1995 Real Zaragoza of Spain win 35th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 2-1 in Paris
  • 1997 Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs SF Giants)
  • 2002 Anaheim Angels crush the Chicago White Sox 19-0. The Angels join the 1923 Indians, 1939 Yankees and 1950 Red Sox as the only teams to beat two opponents by 19 or more runs in the same season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004 Laureus World Sports Awards, Cultural Centre of Belém, Lisbon, Portugal: Sportsman: Michael Schumacher; Sportswoman: Annika Sörenstam; Team: England Men's National Rugby Union team

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2009 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Henrik Stenson of Sweden shoots a bogey-free final round 66 to win by 4 strokes from Englishman Ian Poulter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Joe Sakic is hired by his former team, the Colorado Avalanche, as Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 2015 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Rickie Fowler wins beating Kevin Kisner and Sergio García by 1 stroke in a playoff

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe's record for successive set wins on a single surface (49 on carpet) with 6-3, 6-4 win over Diego Schwartzman at the Madrid Open (clay)

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1850 Thomas Lipton, Scottish yachtsman (5-time America's Cup challenger) and tea merchant (Lipton Tea), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1931)
  • 1867 Jim Kelly, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Australian 1896-1905), born in Port Melbourne, Australia (d. 1938)
  • 1868 Ed Barrow, American baseball manager (d. 1953)
  • 1897 Dalton Parry Conyngham, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1923)
  • 1903 Kay Petre, early racing driver
  • 1923 Herb Carneal, American sports broadcaster (Minnesota Twins 1962-2006; Ford C. Frick Award 1996), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Mike Souchak, American golfer (15 PGA Tour titles; Ryder Cup 1959, 61), born in Berwick, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)

Person of interestPat Summerall

1930 Pat Summerall, American NFL player (NY Giants) and CBS sportscaster, born in Lake City, Florida (d. 2013)

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • 1934 Cliff Wilson, snooker player
  • 1937 Jim Hickman, baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), born in Henning, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Tamara Press, Soviet athlete (Olympic gold shot put 1960, 64; discus 1960, 64), born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d.2021)
  • 1938 Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis player (4-time Grand Slam singles champion), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1938 Merritt Ranew, baseball player
  • 1941 Ken Berry [Allen Kent Berry], American baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1942 Jim Calhoun, American College Basketball & Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Men's NCAA National C'ship 1999, 2004, 11; UConn; University of Saint Joseph), born in Braintree, Massachusetts
  • 1943 Bruce Raymond, British jockey, born in Hatfield
  • 1943 Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres) (d. 2008)
  • 1944 Abdul Kadir, cricketer (Pakistani batsman-keeper in 4 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1955 Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
  • 1957 Phil Mahre, alpine slalom skier (Olympic gold/silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1957 Steve Mahre, twin alpine slalom skier (Olympic silver 1980, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1959 Dan Schayes, NBA center/forward (Miami Heat, Orlando Magic)
  • 1960 Merlene Ottey, Jamaican/Italian running star (Olympics)
  • 1960 Tauseef Ahmed, cricketer (leading Pakistani off-spinner of 80's)
  • 1961 Blyth Tait, New Zealand equestrian (Olympic gold Individual eventing 1996, bronze 1992), born in Whangārei, New Zealand
  • 1961 Randy Cunneyworth, Canadian NHL left wing (Pittsburgh Penguins, Hartford Whalers) and coach (Atlanta Thrashers, Montreal Canadiens), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • 1962 Joey Meyer, baseball player
  • 1962 Robby Thompson, infielder (SF Giants), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1965 Mike Butcher, baseball player
  • 1965 Rony Seikaly, NBA center (Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors)
  • 1965 Todd Kalis, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
  • 1966 Jonathan Edwards, Britain, triple jumper (Olympics-gold/silver-92, 96)
  • 1966 Mikael Andersson, Swedish NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • 1967 Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster
  • 1968 Julie Smith, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Glendora, California
  • 1969 Curtis Whitley, NFL center (Panthers, Packers, Raiders)
  • 1969 Dennis Bergkamp, Amsterdam Neth, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1969 Pete Schourek, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1971 Andrei Kravtsov, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 Eric Stock, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1971 Ronnie Dixon, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, NY Jets)
  • 1972 Farrell Duclair, CFL fullback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1972 Stuart Carlisle, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1995-)
  • 1972 Radosław Majdan, Polish footballer
  • 1973 Jerome Williams, American NBA forward (Detroit Pistons), born in Washington D.C.
  • 1973 Joshua Eagle, Australian tennis player
  • 1973 Rüştü Reçber, Turkish soccer goalkeeper (120 caps, record appearance holder, FIFA World Cup All Star Team: 2002; Fenerbahçe, Barcelona, Beşiktaş), born in Korkuteli, Turkey
  • 1974 Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer
  • 1975 Adam Deadmarsh, Trail BC, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Olympics 1998)
  • 1975 Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1976 Aggeliki Tsiolakoudi, Greek javelin thrower
  • 1977 Amanda Borden, gymnast (World silver 94, Olympic gold 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1977 Henri Camara, Senegalese footballer
  • 1977 Nick Heidfeld, German Formula 1 driver
  • 1981 Humberto Suazo, Chilean footballer
  • 1984 Edward Mujica. Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1985 Ryan Getzlaf, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 Anej Lovrečič, Slovenian football (soccer) player
  • 1995 Missy Franklin, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Pasadena, California

Weddings in Sport

LoveWedding of Interest

2000 World champion professional boxer Manny Pacquiao (21) weds Jinkee Pacquiao

Deaths in Sport

  • 1938 Percy McAlister, cricketer (8 Tests, punches Clem Hill in 1912), dies
  • 1954 George Hirst, English cricketer (36,323 1st-class runs, 2739 wickets), dies at 82

Person of interestTommy Burns

1955 Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer, dies of a heart attack at 73

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1963 Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, American football player (b. 1931)
  • 1967 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racing driver, (b. 1935)
  • 1968 Maurie Sievers, cricket medium-pacer (Austral v England 1936-37), dies
  • 1972 Rhys Gemmell, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ships singles & doubles 1921), dies at 76
  • 1984 Joaquin Agostinho, Portuguese cyclist, dies at 41
  • 2003 Milan Vukcevich, Yugoslavian chemist and a grandmaster of chess problem composition, dies at 66
  • 2011 Michael Baze, American horse racing jockey (b. 1987)
  • 2018 Evgeni Vasiukov, Russian chess grandmaster (World Senior Champion 1995), dies at 85
  • 2020 John Teerlinck, American NFL defensive end (SD Chargers) and coach (annual award for NFL best defensive line coach named after him), dies at 69