On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 28

Events in Sport

  • 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
  • 1875 3rd Preakness: L Hughes aboard Tom Ochiltree wins in 2:43.5
  • 1880 8th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:40.5
  • 1901 26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2
  • 1904 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2
  • 1912 Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Australia v South Africa
  • 1927 Hammond scores his 1,000th cricket run of the season after 22 days
  • 1934 Jack Hobbs scores his 197th (or 199th) and last 1st class cricket century at 51 years and 163 days of age [1]
  • 1941 1st night game at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C. (NY Yankees pip the Senators 6-5)
  • 1946 1st night game at Yankee stadium (Senators 2, Yanks 1)
  • 1949 French Championships Men's Tennis: Frank Parker retains title; beats fellow American Budge Patty 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
  • 1949 French Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne duPont wins her second French singles crown; beats Nelly Adamson Landry of France 7-5, 6-2

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1951 After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955 80th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro
  • 1955 Indianapolis 500: Bob Sweikert wins
  • 1957 NL approves baseball's Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to the US west coast

  • 1958 European Cup Final, Brussels: Francisco Gento scores the winner in extra time as Real Madrid beats AC Milan, 3-2; 3rd consecutive title for Los Blancos
  • 1960 59th Men's French Championships: Nicola Pietrangeli beats Luis Ayala (3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960 59th Women's French Championships: Darlene Hard beats Yola Ramirez (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • 1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
  • 1968 MLB: NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
  • 1969 European Cup Final, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid: AC Milan striker Pierino Prati scores 3 in 4-1 win over Ajax; second title for I Rossoneri
  • 1973 Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6-3, in 21 innings (game started 5/26)
  • 1973 Indianapolis 500: Gordon Johncock wins in 2:05:25.320 (255.944 km/h)
  • 1975 19th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Leeds United 2-0 at Paris
  • 1978 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Snr in a Lola dominates second half of race to hold off Tom Sneva for his third Indy victory
  • 1980 2 Oakland A's steal home in 1st inning
  • 1980 Joe Darby does a standing long jump of 12'5"
  • 1980 24th European Cup: Nottingham Forest beats Hamburg 1-0 at Madrid
  • 1986 White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out 1st 7 Rangers he faces
  • 1989 Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi of Brazil first foreign winner since 1966; completes final lap under caution after crashing with Al Unser Jr

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1994 Twin's Dave Winfield passes Rod Carew into 15th hit list (3,054)

Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder Rod Carew
Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder
Rod Carew
  • 1995 White Sox (5) & Tigers (7) combine for record 12 HRs at Tiger Stadium
  • 1995 Indianapolis 500: Jacques Villeneuve wins in 3:15:17.561 (247.221 km/h)
  • 1997 5th UEFA Champions League Final: Borussia Dortmund beats Juventus 3-1 at Munich
  • 2000 Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 2:58:59.431 (269.737 km/h)
  • 2002 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Carolina Hurricanes beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003 Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 2003 11th UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Juventus (0-0, 3-2 on penalties) at Manchester
  • 2005 Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders claim their 5th title with a 35-25 win over the NSW Waratahs; Dan Carter lands 3 conversions & 2 penalties for the winners
  • 2006 Indianapolis 500: Sam Hornish Jr wins in 3:10:58.7590 (252.804 km/h)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2006 Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the MLB all-time list

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 2006 Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Oak Tree GC: Jay Haas wins his first of 3 Champions Tour major titles with a birdie on the third playoff hole against Brad Bryant
  • 2011 UEFA Champions League Final, London: FC Barcelona beats Manchester United, 3-1; 4th title for Barça
  • 2011 IPL Cricket Final, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai: Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs; Murali Vijay 95 (52), Ravichandran Ashwin 3/16
  • 2016 UEFA Champions League Final, Milan: Real Madrid beats cross-town rivals Atlético Madrid, 5–3 on penalties after a 1–1 draw at the end of extra time; record-extending 11th title
  • 2017 Indianapolis 500: Japanese ex-Formula 1 driver Takuma Sato wins from Brazilian Hélio Castroneves; Sato's first of 2 Indy crowns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, Trump National GC: A week after winning The Tradition, Bernhard Langer of Germany triumphs by 1 stroke from Vijay Singh

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1851 Dick Barlow, English cricketer (immortal England all-rounder of 1880s), born in Bolton, England (d. 1919)
  • 1862 Henry Slocum, American tennis player (US Nationals 1888-89), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1949)

Person of interestJim Thorpe

1887 Jim Thorpe, American all-round athlete (Olympic gold decathlon, pentathlon 1912; College & Pro Football Hall of Fame), born in Indian Territory, Oklahoma (d. 1953)

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1896 Warren Giles, American baseball National League president, born in Tiskilwa, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • 1900 Owen Aisher, English businessman and president (Royal Yachting Association 1970-75), born in Bulford, Wiltshire (d. 1993)
  • 1909 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Lynden, Ontario, Canada (d. 2005)
  • 1911 Bob Crisp, South African cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 20 wickets; Rhodesia, Western Province, Worcestershire), born in Calcutta, India (d. 1994)
  • 1922 Lou Duva, American boxing trainer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Leslie Wight, cricketer (one Test WI v India 1953, scored 21)
  • 1931 Raymond Miquel, chairman (Scottish Sports Council)

Person of interestJerry West

1938 Jerry West, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard, executive (LA Lakers, 14-time NBA All Star), born in Chelyan, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • 1943 Liz Edgar, horse show jumper
  • 1946 Skip Jutze, American baseball player
  • 1948 Bob Shearer, Australian golfer, course designer (4-time PGA Tour of Australia Order of Merit), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1949 Shelley Hamlin, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1973), born in San Mateo, California (d. 2018)
  • 1955 Mark Howe, American ice hockey player
  • 1956 Jeff Dujon, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1981-91, their most successful)
  • 1956 Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
  • 1957 Kirk Gibson, Mich, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 NL MVP)
  • 1957 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach, born in Lebanon, Oregon
  • 1960 Allan Green, cricketeer
  • 1963 Eugene Robinson, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1964 Armon Gilliam, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, NJ Nets)
  • 1964 Beth Herr, tennis star, born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1964 Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer
  • 1965 Chantal Bailey, Champaign Ill, speed skater (Olympics 1994)
  • 1966 Gavin Robertson, NSW cricket off-spin all-rounder (Aust ODI-Pak 1994)
  • 1967 Glen Rice, American basketball guard and forward (3-time NBA All Star; NBA C'ship 2000; Charlotte Hornets, NY Knicks), born in Jacksonville, Arkansas
  • 1967 Tory Epps, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1968 Sandra Bacher, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics, 1992, 1996), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1968 Tomas P Pukstys, javelin thrower (Olympics 8th 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Damian Rhodes, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1969 Frank McCormack, Leicester Mass, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 David Roberts, Alameda California, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994)
  • 1970 Jason Belser, NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971 Nick Bravin, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Cheryl Demkowski, American ice dance skater (with partner Gregory Maddalone), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1972 Michael Boogerd, Dutch cyclist
  • 1972 Guidoni Junior Doriva, Brazilian footballer and manager, born in Mirassol. Brazil
  • 1973 Pat Peake, NHL center (Washington Capitals), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1973 Todd Sweeris, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1975 Mike Fisher, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Naperville, Illinois
  • 1976 Alexei Nemov, Russian gymnast
  • 1976 Glenn Morrison, Rugby League Player
  • 1979 Joeri Jansen, Belgian athlete
  • 1980 Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 Daniel Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
  • 1982 Jhonny Peralta, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983 Steve Cronin, American soccer goalkeeper
  • 1983 Humberto Sanchez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1986 Charles N'Zogbia, French footballer
  • 1986 Berrick Barnes, Australian Rugby player
  • 1986 Michael Oher, American football player at Ole Miss
  • 1988 David Perron, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1991 Alexandre Lacazette, French soccer player, born in Lyon, France

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1971 NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24) weds school teacher Janice Brown

LoveWedding of Interest

1978 NBA legend Jerry West (40) weds cheerleader Karen Bua

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • 2011 Former American beauty queen Candice Crawford (24) weds Dallas Cowboys football quarterback Tony Romo (31) at Arlington Hall in Dallas, Texas

Deaths in Sport

  • 1959 Herbie Collins, Australian cricket all-rounder and captain (19 Tests, 1,352 runs @ 45.06, 4 x 100s), dies at 71
  • 1993 Charles Barnett, English cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies at 82
  • 1994 Julius Boros, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1968, US Open 1952, 63), dies of heart attack at 74
  • 1999 Henry Carlsson, Swedish soccer (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 81
  • 2006 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920)
  • 2007 Marquise Hill, American football player (b. 1982)