On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 16

Events in Sport

  • 1882 8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40.00
  • 1884 10th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Buchanan wins in 2:40.25
  • 1894 Fire in Boston destroys the South End Grounds baseball stadium and 200 other buildings
  • 1914 American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City
  • 1914 Ewing Field baseball park opens near Masonic Street, San Francisco. Relocated a year later.
  • 1916 41st Preakness Stakes: Hall of Fame jockey Linus McAtee aboard the J.K.L. Ross owned Damrosch wins in 1:54.80
  • 1921 46th Preakness: F Coltiletti aboard Broomspun wins in 1:54.2
  • 1925 51st Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Flying Ebony wins in 2:07.6
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1989 MLB player Moises Alou (22) weds Austria Melo
  • 1995 Cricketer Imran Khan (43) marries socialite Jemima Goldsmith (21) in Paris (divorced 2004)
  • 2009 Actress Jennifer Freeman (23) weds NBA guard Earl Watson (29) in Beverly Hills, California

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1924 William "Candy" Cummings, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (credited with creating the curveball), dies at 75
  • 1952 Alec Hearne, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1894; Kent), dies at 88
  • 1957 Dick Irvin, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (Chicago Black Hawks), dies at 64
  • 1959 Elisha Scott, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1894)
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