On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 12

Events in Sport

  • 1875 1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St Louis 0
  • 1890 First official County Cricket Championship match begins; Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by 8 wickets at Bristol; James Cranston scores first century (101) in the competition
  • 1909 34th Preakness: Willie Doyle aboard Effendi wins in 1:39.8
  • 1910 Philadelphia Athletic's "Chief Bender" no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0
  • 1912 Amsterdam-North football club D.W.V. is established
  • 1913 English runner Harry Green runs world record marathon 2:38:16.2 in the Polytechnic Marathon in London, England
  • 1917 42nd Preakness: E Haynes aboard Kalitan wins in 1:54.4
  • 1917 43rd Kentucky Derby: Charles Borel on Omar Khayyam wins in 2:04.6
  • 1919 Yanks & Senators play 2nd straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15
  • 1923 48th Preakness: Benny Marinelli aboard Vigil wins in 1:53.6
  • 1924 49th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2
  • 1934 59th Preakness: Robert Jones aboard High Quest wins in 1:58.2
  • 1937 St Louis Cards beat Philadelphia Phillies, 15-3
  • 1956 Brooklyn Dodger Carl Erskine's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Giants, 3-0
  • 1961 Russian Mikhail Botvinnik wins world chess championship for 3rd time
  • 1966 St Louis' Busch Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 inns

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1970 Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1972 Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (completed 5/13)
  • 1973 6th ABA championship: Indiana Pacers beat Ky Colonels, 4 games to 3
  • 1974 28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee, 4 games to 3
  • 1976 20th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Saint-Etienne 1-0 at Glasgow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1980 West Ham United wins the FA Cup, beating Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley Stadium; midfield playmaker Trevor Brooking scores winner with a rare header
  • 1981 NY Islanders tie own record with two shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Minn
  • 1982 FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Liège of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona
  • 1990 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
  • 1993 Parma of Italy win 33rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Royal Antwerp of Belgium 3-1 in London

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1995 Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur

Sport awardLPGA Championship

1996 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: England's Laura Davies wins by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Julie Piers

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 1996 Yankees losing 8-0 to Chicago White Sox, come back to win 9-8
  • 1997 Angels scores 13 in 7th vs White Sox
  • 2001 English FA Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (72,500): Liverpool beats Arsenal, 2-1 with Michael Owen scoring twice for the Reds

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

2013 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Tiger Woods wins his second PC, 2 strokes ahead of David Lingmerth, Jeff Maggert and Kevin Streelman

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • 2019 IPL Cricket Final, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 run; Jasprit Bumrah 2/14 (4); Indians' 4th title
  • 2019 Manchester City beats Brighton, 4-1 to claim back-to-back English Premier League titles with 98 points, 1 ahead of runners-up, Liverpool

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1867 Hugh Trumble, Australian cricket spin bowler and captain (32 Tests, 141 wickets; 2 x Test hat-tricks), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1938)

Person of interestYogi Berra

1925 Yogi Berra, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager (18 × MLB All-Star; 13 × World Series champion; NY Yankees, Mets; AL MVP (1951, 54, 55), born in St. Louis Missouri (d. 2015)

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1929 Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Verdun, Quebec (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Pat McCormick, American diver (4 x Olympic gold women's springboard & platform 1952, 56), born in Seal Beach, California
  • 1935 Johnny Bucyk, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1937 Beryl Burton, British cyclist won record (7) women's cycling titles
  • 1939 Reg Gasnier, Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame centre and captain (36 Tests; 3 World Cup; St. George), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2014)
  • 1946 Leonard Baichan, West Indian cricketer (WI opener, 103 v Pakistan on debut 1975), born in Rose Hall, British Guiana
  • 1950 Renate Stecher-Meissner, German sprinter (3-time Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Süptitz, Germany
  • 1951 Gunnar Larrson, Swedish 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1956 Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan
  • 1957 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1959 Dave Christian, American NHL right wing (Wash Caps, Olympic gold 1980), born in Warroad, Minnesota
  • 1960 Lisa Martin, Australian marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988), born in Gawler, South Australia
  • 1961 Thomas Dooley, German-American Soccer Player
  • 1962 Emilio Estevez, American actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Mark Bradshaw, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Happy Camp, California
  • 1963 Stefano Modena, Italian racing driver, born in Modena, Italy
  • 1964 Joy Ellen Kitzmiller, US badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 José Casanova, Peruvian soccer midfielder (10 caps; Alianza Lima), born in Lima, Peru (d. 1987)
  • 1965 Stacy Wilson, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998), born in Moncton, New Brunswick
  • 1966 Rafael Bournigal, Dominican infielder (Oakland A's), born in Azua, Dominican Republic
  • 1967 Cara Coughenour, American pitcher (Colorado Silver Bullets), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1967 Robert Blackmon, American defensive back (Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks), born in Bay City, Texas
  • 1967 Warren Rychel, Canadian NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in Strathroy, Ontario
  • 1968 Mark Clark, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Bath, Illinois

Person of interestTony Hawk

1968 Tony Hawk, American skateboarder, born in Carlsbad, California

Skateboarder Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk
  • 1970 Andreas Hestler, Canadian cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1970 Jim Furyk, American golfer (US Open 2003; 17 PGA Tour titles; first to shoot 58 2016), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Mike Weir, Canadian golfer (US Masters 2003), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1970 Stevie Anderson, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1970 Todd Hallett, Canadian rower (Olympics-7-92, 96), born in Shelburne, Nova Scotia
  • 1972 Jason Kyle, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), born in Tempe, Arizona
  • 1973 Travis Lutter, American Mixed Martial Arts Fighter (The Ultimate Fighter 4), born in Chamberlain, Dakota
  • 1974 Anna Ozolins, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Lawrence Phillips, running back (St Louis Rams), born in Little Rock, Arkansas

Person of interestJonah Lomu

1975 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union winger (youngest ever All Black, 63 internationals), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2015)

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • 1977 Monique de Bruin, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1977 Graeme Dott, Scottish snooker player, born in Larkhall, Scotland
  • 1978 Hossein Reza Zadeh, Iranian weightlifter and politician, born in Ardabil, Iran
  • 1978 Josh Phelps, American baseball player, born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1979 Andre Carter, American football player and coach, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1979 Steve Smith, American football player, orn in Los Angeles, California
  • 1983 Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer, born in Kavala, Greece
  • 1985 Tally Hall, American soccer player, born in SeaTac, Washington
  • 1985 Jeroen Simaeys, Belgian footballer, born in Mechelen, Belgium
  • 1988 Marcelo [Vieira da Silva Júnior], Brazilian football player (Real Madrid, Brazil national team), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Weddings in Sport

LoveWedding of Interest

1956 NY Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner (25) weds Elizabeth Joan Zieg

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner

Deaths in Sport

  • 1909 Bertha Townsend, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1888-89), dies at 40
  • 1957 Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928)
  • 1960 Prince Aly Khan [Ali Salman Aga Khan], Pakistani socialite, jockey, political ambassador and husband to Rita Hayworth, dies from injuries sustained in a car accident at 48
  • 1963 Robert Kerr, Canadian runner (1908 Olympics), dies at 80
  • 1971 Johnny Taylor, Australian cricket batsman (20 Tests; 1 x 100, 8 x 50) and rugby union fly-half (2 caps), dies at 75
  • 1971 Heinie Manush, American baseball player (b. 1901)
  • 1971 Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), dies at 67
  • 1973 Art Pollard, American racecar driver (b. 1927)
  • 1992 Joe Burke, American baseball executive (president KC Royals 1981-92), dies from lymphatic cancer at 68
  • 1993 Zeno Colò, Italian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 72
  • 1994 Xenophon Balaskas, South Africa cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 22 wkts), dies at 83
  • 2000 Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
  • 2001 Didi (Waldyr Pereira), Brazilian soccer midfielder (68 caps; Fluminense), dies at 72
  • 2002 Erich Kulas, ECW Wrestler (Mass Transit), dies after surgery at 22
  • 2017 Michael Jackson, American NFL wide receiver (NFL receiving TD leader 1996; Baltimore Ravens), dies in a motorcycle accident at 48
  • 2018 Chuck Knox, American NFL coach (Rams, Bills, Seahawks), dies of dementia at 86