On This Day in Sport for May 19

Events in Sport

  • 1905 Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champ
  • 1909 Jack Johnson fights Jack O'Brien to no decision in 6 for boxing title
  • 1911 Philadelphia Athletics are 12½ games back in AL, & will win World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1912 AL President Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1923 49th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Zev wins in 2:05.4
  • 1928 54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4
  • 1935 NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936
  • 1941 Germany occupiers in Holland forbid bicycle taxis
  • 1942 Braves Paul Waner is 3rd NLer to get 3,000 hits (Anson & Wagner)
  • 1945 Start of the 1st Victory Test Cricket between England & Aust Services
  • 1951 76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold wins in 1:56.4
  • 1956 81st Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Fabius wins in 1:58.4
  • 1960 Juan Marichal debuts as SF Giant pitcher, beats Phillies on 1 hitter
  • 1962 87th Preakness: John Rotz aboard Greek Money wins in 1:56.2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962 Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1965 West Ham United of England win 5th European Cup Winner's Cup against 1860 München of West Germany 2-0 in London
  • 1973 98th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:54.4
  • 1974 Joanne Carner Golf Invitational wins LPGA Bluegrass
  • 1974 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • 1979 104th Preakness: Ron Franklin aboard Spectacular Bid wins in 1:54.2
  • 1984 109th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Gate Dancer wins in 1:53.6
  • 1984 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat NY Islanders, 4 games to 1

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1984 Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1985 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1988 Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr's #1
  • 1990 115th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Summer Squall wins in 1:53.6

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1991 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1991 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge
  • 1991 Willy T. Ribbs becomes 1st African American driver to make Indianapolis 500
  • 1994 Tennis star Jennifer Capriati (18), checks into a drug rehab center
  • 1999 Lazio of Italy win 39th European Cup Winner's Cup against Mallorca of Spain 2-1 in Birmingham
  • 2001 126th Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Point Given wins in 1:55.40
  • 2004 NHL Western Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 2
  • 2007 132nd Preakness: Robby Albarado aboard Curlin wins in 1:53.46
  • 2007 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Ottawa Senators beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 1
  • 2008 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Dallas Stars, 4 games to 2
  • 2012 137th Preakness: Mario Gutierrez aboard Ill Have Another wins in 1:55.94
  • 2012 20th UEFA Champions League Final: Chelsea beats Bayern Munich (1-1, 4-3 on penalties) at Munich
  • 2013 Sweden defeats Switzerland to win the 2013 World Ice Hockey Championship

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1874 Gilbert Laird Jessop, cricketer (The Croucher)
  • 1904 Sven Thofelt, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1928)
  • 1906 Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (Before I Hang, Sahara), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2007)
  • 1908 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (d. 1982)
  • 1910 Alan Melville, cricketer (graceful South African batsman 1938-49)
  • 1914 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)

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1918 Florence Chadwick, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways), born in San Diego, California (d. 1995)

  • 1919 Betty Jameson, Norman OK, LPGA golfer (1947 US Women's Open)

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1928 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes
  • 1931 Bob Anderson, British racing driver (d. 1967)
  • 1936 Elisabeth Schwartz, Austrian pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1937 Pat Roach, English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1939 Livio Berruti, Italian athlete
  • 1940 Jan Janssen, Dutch cyclist
  • 1946 Mary Bryan, LPGA golfer
  • 1952 Bert van Marwijk, Dutch football manager
  • 1953 Shavarsh Karapetyan, Soviet Armenian finswimmer
  • 1954 Rick Cerone, catcher (Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1955 Ed Whitson, pitcher (NY Yankees, SD Padres)
  • 1957 Bill Laimbeer, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons)
  • 1963 Rebecca Bradley, LPGA golfer
  • 1963 Filippo Galli, Italian footballer
  • 1964 Michael Dean Standly, PGA golfer (1993 Freeport-McMoRan), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1965 Edward Odumbe, cricketer (Kenyan pace bowler 1996 World Cup)
  • 1966 Keith Jennings, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears)
  • 1966 Marc Bureau, Trois Rivieres, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1967 John Friesz, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1967 Turk Wendell, Pittsfield MA, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1968 James Parrish, NFL outside linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Jeanne Basone, Brubank California, wrestler (Hollywood-GLOW)
  • 1968 Mark Janssens, Surrey, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1968 Paul Justin, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 Cecile Ulbrich Tucker, Warren Maine, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 David Wharton, Warminster PA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic silver 88)
  • 1969 Kevin Scott, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1969 Richard Dumas, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1970 Choi Kyung-Ju, South Korean professional golfer
  • 1971 Darryl Morrison, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971 Lori Ann Mundt, Yorkton Saskatchawan, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Ronald Williams, CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1972 Willie Brown, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Seattle Seahawks. Rhein Fire)
  • 1973 Andreas Johansson, Hofors SWE, NHL forward (Pitts, NY Islanders)
  • 1974 Andrew Johns, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1975 London Fletcher, American football player
  • 1975 Pretinha, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976 Kevin Garnett, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1977 Manuel Almúnia, Spanish footballer
  • 1977 Brandon Inge, American baseball player
  • 1978 Marcus Bent, English footballer
  • 1979 Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1979 Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer
  • 1980 Tony Hackworth, English footballer
  • 1981 Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer
  • 1981 Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer
  • 1982 Pål Steffen Andresen, Norwegian footballer
  • 1982 Kevin Amankwaah, English footballer
  • 1984 Marcedes Lewis, American football player
  • 1986 Mario Chalmers, NCAA basketball player
  • 1987 David Edgar, Canadian football (soccer) player
  • 1987 Mariano Torres, Argentine footballer

Weddings in Sport

  • 2017 Roller derby skater Bonnie Thunders weds NFL player Larry English (31) at The Montage in Laguna Beach, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 1890 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies of fever at 24
  • 1903 Arthur Shrewsbury, cricketer (1277 runs at 35 47 in 23 Tests), dies
  • 1924 Billy Zulch, cricketer (South African batsman scored 2 Test centuries), dies
  • 1958 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)
  • 1978 George Gladstone, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1930), dies
  • 1993 S W Sohoni, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • 1994 Luis Ocana, Span cyclist (Tour de France 1973), commits suicide at 48
  • 2012 Robert Boozer, American basketball player, dies at 75
  • 2014 Jack Brabham, Australian racing driver and triple Formula 1 world champion, dies at 88