On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 13

Events in Sport

  • 1887 15th Preakness: William Donohue aboard Dunboyne wins in 2:39.25
  • 1890 18th Preakness: W Martin aboard Montague wins in 2:36.75
  • 1891 17th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Kingman wins in 2:52.25

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1905 World heavyweight boxing champion James J. Jeffries retires undefeated after 7 title defences; returns in 1910 to be beaten by Jack Johnson

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1909 First Giro d'Italia takes place in Milan - Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna is the winner
  • 1911 37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05
  • 1916 42nd Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard George Smith wins in 2:04
  • 1922 48th Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson aboard Morvich wins in 2:04.6
  • 1922 47th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6
  • 1927 VVOG soccer team forms in Harderwijk
  • 1933 58th Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Head Play wins in 2:02
  • 1939 64th Preakness: George Seabo aboard Challedon wins in 1:59.8
  • 1942 Helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight
  • 1942 Pitcher Jim Tobin belts 3 HRs in a game
  • 1944 69th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 1:59.2
  • 1950 First ever race of the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship is run at Silverstone, England and won by Giuseppe Farina of italy in an Alfa Romeo

  • 1952 Minor-league Bristol pitcher Ron Necciai strikes out 27 in 9-innings

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1953 NY Giants Willie Mays & Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs & a triple

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1955 Mickey Mantle hits 3 consecutive HRs of at least 463'

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1958 Stan Musial is 8th to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1960 Phillies lose 3rd consecutive 1-0 game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Montgomery CC: Mickey Wright wins on the 4th hole of a sudden-death playoff with Mary Lena Faulk

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1967 Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries
  • 1972 Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (started 5/12)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Bobby Riggs beats Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in California

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court
  • 1976 9th & final ABA championship: NY Nets beat Denver Nuggets, 4 games to 2
  • 1980 Cincinnati Red Ray Knight hits 2 HRs in 5th inning vs NY Mets
  • 1981 Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st European Cup Winner's Cup against Carl Zeiss Jena of East Germany 2-1 in Düsseldorf
  • 1982 Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1984 Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff''s last competitive match
  • 1985 Carlton Fisk becomes 5th catcher to steal 100 bases
  • 1987 Ajax of the Netherlands win 27th European Cup Winner's Cup against Lokomotive Leipzig 1-0 of East Germany in Athens
  • 1987 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Minnesota Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 1989 Trinidad & Tobago ties US 1-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Yankee Stadium fans sing "Like a Virgin" to Jose Canseco

MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José Canseco

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1995 Team New Zealand beats Team Dennis Conner 5-0 to win the America's Cup for the first time

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1996 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1998 Chelsea of England win 38th European Cup Winner's Cup against Stuttgart of Germany 1-0 in Stockholm
  • 2006 English FA Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (71,140): Liverpool beats West Ham United, 3-1 on penalties after 3–3 (a.e.t.); Reds 7th title
  • 2007 At 16 years, 65 days Matthew Briggs debuts for Fulham in a 3-1 defeat at Middlesbrough; youngest player to appear in an English Premier League match

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

2007 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: American Phil Mickelson wins by 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Sergio García of Spain; event played in May for the first time

  • 2012 Manchester City win the English Premier League for the first time
  • 2012 Manchester City beats QPR 3-2 at City of Manchester Stadium to win English Premier League title on goal difference from Manchester United; Citizens recover from 2–1 down with 2 stoppage-time goals; first EPL title decided on goal difference
  • 2012 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Matt Kuchar wins by 2 strokes ahead of Ricky Fowler, Zach Johnson, Martin Laird and Ben Curtis
  • 2018 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: American Webb Simpson wins by 4 strokes from Xander Schauffele, Charl Schwartzel and Jimmy Walker
  • 2018 Arsène Wenger guides Arsenal to a 1-0 win at Huddersfield in his final game as Gunners manager after 22 years in charge
  • 2018 Manchester City ends the EPL season with a 1-0 win at Southampton having smashed 11 Premier League records including biggest title winning margin (19 points) and most points (100)
  • 2018 Liverpool's Egyptian soccer forward Mohamed Salah scores in a 4-0 win against Brighton to set the EPL goal scoring record (32) for a 38-game season
  • 2019 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Greystone G &CC: Steve Stricker wins his first career major title by 6 strokes ahead of Billy Andrade, Paul Goydos & David Toms

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1856 Tom O'Rourke, American boxing manager (d. 1938)
  • 1878 Muriel Robb, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1902), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1907)
  • 1896 Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, Dutch equestrian (Olympic gold 1928, 32)
  • 1897 Babe Dye, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1922; NHL scoring champion 1922–23, 24-25; Toronto St. Patricks/Maple Leafs), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1962)
  • 1903 Jim Sims, English cricket spin bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets; Middlesex), born in Leyton, England (d. 1973)
  • 1904 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)

Person of interestJoe Louis

1914 Joe Louis, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1937-49), born in Lafayette, Alabama (d. 1981)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1922 Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • 1924 Harry Glickman, American journalist, promoter and sports executive (co-founder NBA Portland Trail Blazers, President 1987-94), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2020)
  • 1927 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (d. 1958)
  • 1934 Leon Wagner, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1962, 63; LA Angels), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • 1939 Hildrun Claus, German athlete
  • 1944 Clive Radley, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1978)
  • 1947 David Hughes, cricketer
  • 1952 Sew Shivnarine, cricketer (3 Tests for WI 1978, later USA captain)
  • 1960 Shannon Vessup-Millen, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1991), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestDennis Rodman

1961 Dennis Rodman, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • 1962 Sean McDonough, American sports newscaster
  • 1963 Wally Masur, England, tennis star
  • 1964 Sara Gomer, England, tennis star
  • 1965 Chris Washburn, American NBA player, born in Hickory, North Carolina
  • 1968 James Harris, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1969 Lyle Mouton, American outfielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • 1970 Mark Beaufait, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1970 Mitch Lyons, NFL tight end (Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1970 Selwyn Jones, NFL defensive back (Seahawks, Den Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1971 Hamish Pepper, laser single handed sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971 Michael Sirotka, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971 Rob Fredrickson, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971 Tom Nalen, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972 Josh Taves, American football defensive end (New England Patriots), born in Watsonville, California
  • 1972 Darryl Sydor, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • 1972 Stefaan Maene, Belgian swimmer
  • 1974 Albert Connell, wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1974 Lisa Jacob, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Chris Crawford, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1976 Mark Delaney, Welsh footballer
  • 1977 Diane Halber, figure skater (1996 National Collegiate champ), born in Torrance, California
  • 1977 Sara DeCosta, ice hockey goalie (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • 1977 Robby Hammock, baseball player
  • 1978 Mike Bibby, American basketball player
  • 1978 Ryan Bukvich, American baseball player
  • 1978 Barry Zito, American baseball player
  • 1978 Steve Mildenhall, English football player
  • 1978 Dilshan Vitharana, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1981 Jimmy Yang, American wrestler
  • 1983 Yaya Touré, Ivorian footballer
  • 1985 Travis Zajac, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 Scott Sutter, Swiss footballer
  • 1986 Ji Eun-hee, South Korean golfer (US Open 2009), born in Gapyeong, South Korea

Weddings in Sport

LoveWedding of Interest

2003 NBA star Dennis Rodman (42) weds Michelle Moyer in a small civil ceremony in Newport Beach, California

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • 2006 British football star player Gary O'Neil (22) weds Donna Guerin in Highclere Castle, Hampshire
  • 2017 Former WNBA player Diana Taurasi (34) weds teammate Penny Taylor (36) in Phoenix, Arizona

Deaths in Sport

  • 1914 R E Foster, only dual England captain at cricket & soccer, dies
  • 1914 Tip Foster, English cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903), dies at 36

Person of interestDenny Shute

1974 Denny Shute, American golfer (British Open 1933, PGA C'ship 1936-37), dies at 69

Golfer Denny Shute
Denny Shute
  • 1978 Alby Roberts, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 7 wickets; Canterbury, Otago), dies at 68
  • 1987 Ron Saggers, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's), dies at 69
  • 1993 Evert "Eef" Dolman, Dutch cyclist (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 47
  • 1994 Duncan Hamilton, Irish racing driver, dies at 74
  • 1995 Robert Marley, Jamaican cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies at 85
  • 1999 Gene Sarazen, American golfer (7 major titles including major slam), dies of pneumonia at 97
  • 2002 Valeri Lobanovsky, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1939)
  • 2011 Derek Boogaard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1982)
  • 2013 Chuck Muncie, American football running back, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 2013 Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoer, dies at 56