Events in Sport in May 1900

  • May 1 Roermond soccer team forms in Netherlands
  • May 3 26th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Boland aboard Lieut Gibson wins in 2:06.25

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 11 James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • May 20 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months)
  • May 24 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21ΒΌ
  • May 25 Eyre M Shaw, 78, becomes oldest gold medalist in Olympics
  • May 29 25th Preakness: H Spencer aboard Hindus wins in 1:48.4
  • May 31 Tom Hayward scores 1,000th cricket run of season (sets record 1074)