On This Day in Sport for May 3

Events in Sport

  • 1900 26th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Boland aboard Lieut Gibson wins in 2:06.25
  • 1902 28th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on Alan-a-Dale wins in 2:08.75
  • 1903 AVC Heracles (SC Heracles '74) soccer team forms in Almelo
  • 1909 35th Kentucky Derby: Vincent Powers on Wintergreen wins in 2:08.2

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1934 Bradman scores 206 Aust v Worcestershire, 210 mins, 27 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1936 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1941 67th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 2:01.4
  • 1947 73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8
  • 1951 Gil McDougald ties major league record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning
  • 1951 NY Yankee Gil McDougald is 5th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (9th)
  • 1952 78th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Gail wins in 2:01.6
  • 1958 84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Land of the Sky Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1969 95th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Majestic Prince wins in 2:01.8
  • 1970 24th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 1970 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
  • 1975 101st Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Foolish Pleasure wins 2:02
  • 1975 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:40:15.8)
  • 1977 1977 NFL Draft: Ricky Bell from USC first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 1978 Last cricket test match appearance for Bobby Simpson, at Kingston
  • 1978 WI all set to lose cricket test v Aust at Kingston till riots end game
  • 1979 1979 NFL Draft: Tom Cousineau from Ohio State first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1980 106th Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Genuine Risk wins in 2:02
  • 1980 Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits his 521st & final HR
  • 1980 Texas Ranger Ferguson Jenkins becomes 4th to win 100 games in AL & NL
  • 1981 Sally Little wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International
  • 1983 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 0
  • 1986 112th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand wins in 2:02.8
  • 1986 Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Cey hits his 300th & 301st HR
  • 1986 NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game
  • 1987 Cindy Hill wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic

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1991 Cam Neely is injured on a cheap shot by Ulf Samuelsson, an injury that would limit him to only 162 games for the remainder of his NHL career and force him to retire at 31

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • 1992 Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

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1992 NY Met Eddie Murray is 24th to hit 400 HRs

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1992 Ohio Glory wins 1st WLAF game (after 6 loses), beat Frankfurt 20-17
  • 1992 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge
  • 1995 Australia beat West Indies to regain the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
  • 1997 123rd Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 2:02.3
  • 2000 The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
  • 2003 129th Kentucky Derby: Jose Santos aboard Funny Cide wins in 2:01.19
  • 2008 134th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Big Brown wins in 2:01.82
  • 2014 140th Kentucky Derby: Victor Espinoza aboad California Chrome wins in 2:03.66
  • 2015 Chelsea wins the 2014–15 English football Premier League

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1857 George Gore, American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • 1867 Jack Hearne, cricketer (cousin of George and Alec 12 Tests for England)
  • 1876 Bert Hopkins, cricketer (Australian pace bowler of the 1900's)
  • 1876 John Elicius Benedict B P Quick Carrington Dwyer, cricketer (Sussex)
  • 1904 Charles "Red" Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46)
  • 1918 Ted Bates, English former footballer (d. 2003)

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1921 Sugar Ray Robinson [Walter Smith], American middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), born in Ailey, Georgia (d. 1989)

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 1922 Len Shackleton, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1933 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1934 Henry Cooper, English boxer
  • 1938 Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player
  • 1939 Jose Torres, American boxer (Olympics)
  • 1940 Clemens Westerhof, Dutch football manager
  • 1942 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic golds), born in Prague (d. 2016)
  • 1945 Sadiq Mohammad, cricketer (attacking Pakistan opening batsman 1969-81)
  • 1946 Greg Gumbel, sportscaster (CBS TV, WFAN)
  • 1946 Norm Chow, American football coach
  • 1952 Allen Wells, Scottish 100m sprinter (Olympic gold-1980), born in Edinburgh
  • 1955 David Hookes, cricketer (dashing Australian LHB, S Aussie stalwart)
  • 1957 Rod Langway, Formosa, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Wash Caps)
  • 1961 Steve McClaren, English football manager
  • 1962 Anthony Gilligan, Penrith NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1963 Jeff Hornacek, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)

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1964 Ron Hextall, Canadian NHL goalie (Philadelphia Flyers, NY Islanders), born in Brandon, Manitoba

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall
  • 1965 John Jensen, Danish footballer
  • 1966 Paul Stevenson, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], Cruiserweight boxing champion, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1969 Karen Kraft, San Mateo California, rower (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1970 Alexia Dechaume-Ballert, La Rochelle France, tennis star (1992 Aust)
  • 1970 Ted Crowley, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1971 James Roberson, defensive end (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1972 Brett Hayman, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Josh Taves, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • 1972 Vyacheslav Kozlov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Detroit Red Wings)
  • 1973 Dominique Monami, Verviers Belgium, tennis star
  • 1973 Michel Traveller, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1976 Jeff Halpern, American ice hockey player
  • 1977 Ryan Dempster, American baseball player
  • 1978 Lawrence Tynes, American football player
  • 1982 Igor Olshansky, Ukrainian-born American football player
  • 1983 Joseph Addai, American football player
  • 1983 Romeo Castelen, Dutch footballer
  • 1983 Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • 1990 Brooks Koepka, American PGA golfer (US Open 2017), born in West Palm Beach, Florida

Deaths in Sport

  • 1917 Norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies
  • 1921 Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver (b. 1883)
  • 1958 Frank Foster, cricketer (England all-rounder, 11 Tests 1911-12), dies
  • 1987 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test for WI 1935, one run, 0-12), dies
  • 1996 Timothy Gullikson, tennis player/coach, dies at 45
  • 1999 Joe Adcock, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • 1999 Steve Chiasson, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)
  • 2004 Ken Downing, British racing driver (b. 1917)
  • 2004 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, dies at 75
  • 2006 Earl Woods, Athlete and father of Tiger Woods (b. 1932)
  • 2011 Sergo Kotrikadze, Georgian footballer (b. 1936)
  • 2013 Joe Astroth, American MLB player, dies at 90