On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 23

Events in Sport

  • 1873 1st Preakness Stakes: G. Barbee aboard Survivor wins in 2:43 at Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1883 9th Kentucky Derby: William Donohue aboard Leonatus wins in 2:43
  • 1884 12th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Knight of Ellerslie wins in 2:39.5
  • 1901 35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21
  • 1922 Future World Heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney suffers his only professional defeat in 15-round unanimous points decision against Harry Greb at Madison Square Garden, NY
  • 1926 Chicago Cub's Hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard
  • 1932 Australian cyclist Hubert Opperman sets paced world records 1,384km in 24 hours, and 1,609km (1,000 miles) in 28 hours, 55 minutes, 39 seconds at Melbourne Motordrome
  • 1941 In his 20th World Heavyweight Boxing title defence Joe Louis knocks out Buddy Baer in round 1 at New York's Madison Square Garden
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Divorces in Sport

  • 1934 First wife Marguerite Van Kessel divorces NFL player Curly Lambeau (36) after 14 years of marriage

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