Events in Sport in May 1941

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 2 MLB player Ted Williams' lowest average (.308) in year he hit over .400

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • May 3 67th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 2:01.4
  • May 10 66th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 1:58.8

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 15 Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yanks lose 13-1

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • May 16 1st US/radio performance of Bennett's "Symphony in D for the Dodgers"
  • May 19 Germany occupiers in Holland forbid bicycle taxis
  • May 20 White Sox Taft Wright sets AL record of RBIs in 13 consecutive games

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 23 Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • May 25 Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for 1st time in 1941
  • May 28 NY Yankees nip Washington Senators 6-5 in 1st night game at Griffith Stadium
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Floyd Davis/Mauri Rose wins in 4:20:36.266 (185.263 km/h)
  • May 31 German occupiers forbids Jews access to beach & swimming pools