Events in Sport in May 1964

  • May 2 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 3 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • May 10 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
  • May 15 Sporting Portugal win 4th European Cup Winner's Cup against MTK Budapest of Hungry 1-0 at Antwerp (replay)
  • May 16 89th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8
  • May 17 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational
  • May 17 Phillies triple play Houston Colt .45s

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 17 First Tim Horton's coffee and donut shop opens in Hamilton, Ontario by NHL player Tim Horton

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • May 20 Buster Mathis defeats Joe Fraizer to qualify for US Olympic team
  • May 23 Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • May 24 Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
  • May 27 9th European Cup: Internazionale beats Real Madrid 3-1 at Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:23:35.813 (237.137 km/h)

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • May 30 63rd Men's French Championships: Manuel Santana beats Nicola Pietrangeli (6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

May 30 63rd Women's French Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • May 31 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • May 31 SF Giants beat NY Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hrs 32 mins)