On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 20

Events in Sport

  • 1734 1st Jockey Club forms in South Carolina
  • 1879 5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37
  • 1897 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: English amateur Harold Hilton wins 2nd Open title by 1 stroke from Scot James Braid
  • 1900 Second modern Summer Olympics (Games of the II Olympiad) opens in Paris and continues for 5 months
  • 1913 38th Preakness: James Butwell aboard Buskin wins in 1:53.4
  • 1920 Policemen raid the Cubs' bleachers & arrest 24 fans for gambling
  • 1922 Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel, previously suspended by Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY lineup and go hitless
  • 1930 University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2006 Race car driver Jacques Villeneuve (35) weds Johanna Martinez at a civil ceremony in Switzerland

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