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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Bradman gets 160 Aust v Middlesex, 124 mins, 27 fours, 1x6, 1x5

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1934 Hobbs scores his 197th & last FC cricket ton at 51 years 163 days
  • 1941 NY Yankees nip Washington Senators 6-5 in 1st night game at Griffith Stadium
  • 1949 48th Men's French Championships: Frank Parker beats Budge Patty (6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4)
  • 1949 48th Women's French Championships: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Nelly Adamson (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
  • 1955 80th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6
  • 1955 Indianapolis 500: Bob Sweikert wins
  • 1957 NL approves baseball's Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to the US west coast

  • 1958 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
  • 1958 3rd European Cup: Real Madrid beats Milan 3-2 at Brussels
  • 1960 59th Men's French Championships: Nicola Pietrangeli beats Luis Ayala (3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

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 NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
  • 1969 13th European Cup: Milan beats Ajax 4-1 at Madrid
  • 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 became 5th to win the race 3 times
  • 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 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1989 Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins
  • 1995 Alison Nichols wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2011 19th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Manchester United 3-1 at London
  • 2017 Indianapolis 500: Takuma Sato wins in 3:13:03.3584

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1851 Dick Barlow, cricketer (immortal England all-rounder of 1880s)
  • 1862 Henry W Slocum Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1888)

Person of interestJim Thorpe

1887 Jim Thorpe, American all-round athlete (2 gold Olympics 1912, College, Pro Football Halls of Fame), born in Indian Territory, Oklahoma (d. 1953)

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1896 Warren Giles, baseball's National League president
  • 1909 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1911 Bob Crisp, cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930s)
  • 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, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1949 Shelley Hamlin, San Mateo CA, LPGA golfer (1978 Patty Berg Classic)
  • 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 Mark MacKay, Brandon GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • 1964 Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer
  • 1965 Catherine Tanvier, French tennis star
  • 1965 Chantal Bailey, Champaign Ill, speed skater (Olympics 1994)
  • 1965 Michael Charles Brisky, PGA golfer (1995 Buick-2nd), born in Brownsville, Texas
  • 1966 Gavin Robertson, NSW cricket off-spin all-rounder (Aust ODI-Pak 1994)
  • 1967 Glen Rice, NBA guard and forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1967 Tory Epps, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1968 Char Thompson, WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1968 Sandra Bacher, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1968 Tomas P Pukstys, javelin thrower (Olympic 8th 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Bob Meeks, WLAF corner (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969 Damian Rhodes, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1969 Frank McCormack, Leicester Mass, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Ben Williams, WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)
  • 1970 David Roberts, Alameda California, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994)
  • 1970 Jason Belser, NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971 Jeff Gove, American PGA golfer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1971 Nick Bravin, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Cheryl Demkowski, dance skater (& Gregory Maddalone), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1972 Michael Boogerd, Dutch cyclist
  • 1972 Guidoni Junior Doriva, Brazilian footballer
  • 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, Naperville Ill, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1976 Alexei Nemov, Russian gymnast
  • 1976 Glenn Morrison, Rugby League Player
  • 1979 Joeri Jansen, Belgian athlete
  • 1979 Ronald Curry, American football player
  • 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


HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding 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 Bert Collins, cricketer (19 Tests for Aust 1920-26), dies
  • 1993 Charles Barnett, cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies
  • 1994 Julius Boros, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1968, US Open 1952, 63), dies of heart attack at 74
  • 2006 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920)
  • 2007 Marquise Hill, American football player (b. 1982)