Events in Sport in May 1949

  • May 4 Air crash at Turin, 31 killed including Torino soccer team
  • May 5 Tiger 2nd baseman Charlie Gehringer selected to Hall of Fame
  • May 7 75th Kentucky Derby: Steve Brooks aboard Ponder wins in 2:04.2
  • May 14 74th Preakness: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 1:56
  • May 28 48th Men's French Championships: Frank Parker beats Budge Patty (6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4)
  • May 28 48th Women's French Championships: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Nelly Adamson (7-5, 6-2)
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Bill Holland wins in 4:07:15.939 (195.257 km/h)

Sport awardGolf Major

May 31 31st PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Hermitage CC Richmond VA

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