Events in Sport in May 1966

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 1 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • May 5 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • May 5 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 5 Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • May 7 92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 8 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • May 11 11th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Partizan 2-1 at Brussels
  • May 12 St Louis' Busch Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 inns
  • May 15 1st day of Sunday play in County Cricket, Essex v Somerset
  • May 15 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Invitational
  • May 21 91st Preakness: Don Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 1:55.4

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 21 Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • May 22 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • May 25 Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
  • May 29 Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Graham Hill wins (232.2 kph)