On This Day

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
  • 1910 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States is renamed the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • 1922 Mayor Hylan closes 2 streets for building of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NYC
  • 1936 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits
  • 1941 67th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway, 1st leg of successful Triple Crown
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1986 American Mousketeer-actress-singer Annette Funicello (43) weds American harness racing horse breeder and trainer Glen Holt (55)

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1886 Mary Ewing Outerbridge, American citizen credited with importing tennis to the US from Bermuda (1874), dies of illness at 34
  • 1917 Norman Callaway, Australian cricket batsman (207 in only FC innings), dies on WWI battlefield at 21
  • 1921 Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver, dies at 36
  • 1958 Frank Foster, cricketer (England all-rounder, 11 Tests 1911-12), dies
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